“I have had a chronic lower back condition since prolapsing a disc in 2010 and was struggling to effectively participate in my chosen sport of triathlon. I had stopped running completely.

Over the years, I have seen various specialists and even came very close to having surgery, however in August 2016 I started to use Vanessa at Cathedral Osteopaths.

Having been an active and enthusiastic sportsman for all of my adult life, I needed a specialist who was keen to find a solution, as stopping activity was simply not an option. Vanessa’s holistic approach was immediately evident with an in depth evaluation which went beyond the norm. Vanessa even had me on my bicycle in her studio for a biomechanical analysis!

As an active person, I really felt that Vanessa empathised with my situation. Her frequent treatments targeted various areas that may not be immediately evident as relevant but were having a significant effect. I am pleased to say that I am now getting back to sport and I am running twice a week.

I can strongly recommend Vanessa to anyone committed to resolving their low back pain”.


Sinan Osman, Triathlete  and Coach (2017)


“I injured my back quite badly earlier this year and was in considerable pain, which was affecting a nerve in my leg. The pain was excruciating. I though my running training was out the window for months. The treatment I received from Vanessa was gentle and compassionate and aided a complete recovery in only a matter of weeks. Great North Run here I come”.


Celia Newton (July 2016)


“Highly professional, sensitive approach to treatment. I walked in with my back feeling twisted and out of line along with muscular pain in my back and leg. After treatment with Vanessa my back now feels in line and I no longer have any pain. As a nurse finding someone who can treat quickly and get me back on my feet as soon as possible is essential – Highly recommend, fantastic osteopath.”


Lucy Clapton (Aug 2016)