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The Benefits of Osteopathy


The unique approach of Osteopathy can provide an integrative approach to assist with the treatment of many conditions and ailments.

  • Spinal Pain – Lower Back, Neck, Thoracic, Disc Injuries, ‘Trapped’ Nerves, Sciatica
  • Headaches – Tension & Neck Related Headaches, Migrainous Type Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain & Dysfunction – Rotator Cuff Injuries, ‘Frozen’ Shoulder, Sport Related Injury
  • Elbow Pain & Dysfunction – Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Ulnar Neuritis
  • Wrist Pain & Dysfunction – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Related Injury
  • Hand Pain & Dysfunction – De Quervains, Arthritis
  • Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction – Sacro-iliac Pain, Pubic symphysis dysfunction, Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip Pain & Dysfunction – Osteoarthritis, ITB Injury
  • Knee Pain & Dysfunction – Ligament Injuries, Meniscus Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Osgood-Schlatter
  • Ankle Pain & Dysfunction – Ligament Sprains, Achilles Injury
  • Foot Pain & Dysfunction – Plantar fasciitis, Metatarsalgia
  • Treatment of Infants – Latching difficulty, colic, poor sleep pattern, poor feeding, Irritability
  • Treatment of Children – Sleep difficulty, constipation, recurrent infections, otitis media

Osteopathy does not treat nor pertain to treat specific conditions. Some of the conditions above are common diagnoses which patients may have already been given or are familiar with.






Dr Alan Nigel Pitchford was recently appointed chairman of the Osteopathic Association of South Africa.

Nigel gained his honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (UK), in 2002, and was subsequently admitted to the register of the General Osteopathic Council(UK) in 2003.

He was an associate in group practice in Surrey for two years and established a practice in Wimbledon, London. Upon arrival in South Africa in 2006 he setup practice in Scottburgh, and shortly after this opened rooms in Umhlanga. He currently practises in both Westville and Scottburgh, in Kwa Zulu-Natal.

Nigel is registered with the 'Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa' as an Osteopath, and with the 'Health and Care Professions Council UK' as an Operating Department Practitioner.

As a member of 'Pain SA' he assists with pain team clinics at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban, South Africa. "