Clinic Re-opening

We will be open again from Monday 15th June 2020

For more information on current working practices please read our Covid-19 policy

Our patient-centred approach

puts your well-being first

A family friendly clinic specialising in the treatment of back, neck and joint pain

At Charles Street Clinic we aim is to enhance the body’s own healing capacity by applying the restorative powers of osteopathy to keep you pain free – and not just from back problems, but also from conditions ranging from headaches to dizziness and digestive problems.

And our treatments are suitable for everyone – from babies and senior citizens to office workers and sports players.

We use your first appointment to record a full case history so we can understand the nature of your condition and its history. Then we conduct both an active standing examination and a passive examination lying down to obtain a working diagnosis of your problem as the basis of a personalised treatment plan.

Osteopathy is effective for treating a wide range of structural conditions including:

  • Lower and upper back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica, neuralgia and fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries and impaired performance
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Occupational strain
  • Joint pain/dysfunction in wrists, elbows, hips, knees, ankles
  • Arthritic pain
  • Postural problems

Depending on our diagnosis, we will work directly on your joints, muscles and ligaments to identify areas of restricted mobility and reduce inflammation, relax the muscles and increase blood supply to the affected area.

Or we may apply the gentle manipulative techniques of cranial osteopathy to encourage the release of tensions throughout the head and body. This is a particularly effective treatment for babies and children.

Throughout we will actively discuss the nature of your condition and share with you helpful advice about exercises, posture and diet that will help you understand how small changes in your daily life can make a big difference to your physical comfort.
General Osteopathic Council

Osteopathy for all your family

effectively treating a variety of health conditions

Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle osteopathic technique. It uses gentle manipulative pressure to release tensions and identify and correct mechanical disturbances and limitations in and around the joints, the skull and throughout the body.

Pregnancy is responsible for significant postural, hormonal and emotional changes in the body over a relatively short period of time. Osteopathy can treat a number of symptoms.

Osteopathy and Sport

Osteopathy is increasingly used as a performance aid and for rehabilitation following injury. It can help relieve muscle strain, knee complaints, shoulder problems and many more.

Osteopathy and Arthritis

Osteoarthritic pain, stiffness and restricted mobility can often be significantly improved with osteopathy. Treatments are targeted at reducing inflammation and applying gentle, manual osteopathic techniques to joints, muscles and ligaments.

Charles Street Clinic a holistic health care centre

we offer a range of therapies under one roof

Chinese Medicine has been used for over 2000 years and uses acupuncture, herbal treatment and dietary advice to treat patients of any age or constitution with either acute or chronic conditions. In China it is the main form of healthcare and is fully integrated with Western Medicine.

The counselling service at the Charles Street Clinic provides just this opportunity and will help you look at problems in a different way with someone who will encourage you to express yourself – and respect what you have to say. You can reflect on your reaction to life’s challenges, identify coping strategies and gain more control of your life.

Asyra Pro bio-energetic health screening is a powerful tool to find what may be contributing to your ill health.

Sports massage therapy treats a wide range of musculo–skeletal problems – from tendonitis and frozen shoulder to sciatica and groin strain – as well as preventing the onset of injury.

It is by no means restricted to sports players and may be effectively applied to domestic and industrial injuries as well.

Some testimonials from our clients…

  • "I suffered a bad whiplash injury 30 years ago and, despite a spinal infusion, I still had muscle spasms and headaches. I decided to give Sam Middlehurst and Kim Weir at Charles Street Clinic a try as the doctors could do nothing except prescribe pain killers. In a short time, Kim managed to get rid of the muscle spasms and Sam managed to correct my spine. Both treatments worked so well that I now see Sam for regular ‘servicing’. I cannot recommend this clinic highly enough."
    LB, Dorset - Attended clinic for Osteopathic Treatment
  • I thought I was just feeling a bit down, adjusting to a few life changes and went to see Christine over a period of six months. She has literally changed my life – I am more in touch with myself and am happier and more relaxed than I have ever been. It has been an amazing journey.
    LC–E, Dorset - Attended clinic for Counselling
  • Since an accident in 1993 I’ve not been able to walk and have had very little movement in my right shoulder, arm and hand. Kim has worked wonders in releasing tendons and improving muscle movement and circulation. Thanks to her I’ve enjoyed an amazing improvement in my overall mobility.
    Simon, Dorset
  • Angela is a talented and enthusiastic sports massage practitioner who has an excellent range of skills and a can-do attitude to fix aches and pains and longer term ailments. She has sorted out my sports injuries from riding and playing hockey. She also looks at the bigger picture in terms of postural and occupational conditions - I cannot recommend her highly enough! 5 star treatment!
    J Griffiths, Dorset
  • Just wanted to say the next morning after I saw you I got up and walked down the stairs normally for the first time in maybe three years! It was very exciting! I was not in pain. I went to yoga and did the whole class! I didn't even have to drag my left leg forward with my hand, in downward dog.
    TP, Bridport
  • Many thanks for fixing my neck! It felt so much better yesterday already. You saved our skiing holiday, I am very grateful!!!
    KH, Osmington