0117 905 9937

Charlton Street, St Philips,
Bristol, BS5 0FD

Osteopath in Bristol

Rupert Cross is a friendly and top-rated osteopath in Bristol. Specialising in back pain and sports injuries. Free parking available as well as same-day osteopathy appointments. Get in touch for a chat if you're unsure if osteopathy can help you.

Osteopathy treatment in Bristol

Rupert is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. He has been working as an osteopath in Bristol for the past eleven years treating a wide spectrum of patients in the Bristol and Bath area. Rupert regularly works with sports injuries, expectant mothers, elderly patients, young adults as well as some elite-level athletes who require osteopathic treatment.

Osteopathy treatment is available at:

The Climbing Academy Clinic, Charlton Street, St Philips, Bristol, BS5 0FD

Testimonial quote icon I went to Rupert thinking I had a permanent back issue which had been holding me back for several years and giving me no end of pain after any manual lifting. After six sessions with Rupert, I now feel like a changed man. I can do more than I have been able to for years and can do heavy lifting again without the fear of being signed off work for two weeks! A really nice guy and a miracle worker!

Peter Z.

Testimonial quote icon I stumbled across Rupert's Osteopath through searching online after previous treatment at a different chiropractor wasn't quite sorting the problem I had. The treatment from Rupert was very effective with no time in the appointment wasted. The treatment itself felt like it was doing the trick straight away, with Rupert knowing a wide range of stretches and manoeuvres to get the job done. Overall would highly recommend to anyone and can't thank Rupert enough for helping me out.

Ryan B.

Testimonial quote icon I've seen Rupert for various injuries over the last 3 years. (Fingers, shoulders and neck) I've found my injuries have responded well to Rupert's treatment. He also helped by explaining/demonstrating rehab routines which were made up of stretches and exercises to help recover and rebuild strength. He's always paid great attention when taking a history and throughout the assessment. Highly recommend.

Caleb S.

What We Treat

Sports Injury

Sports Injuries can affect everyone from an elite level athlete to a recreational jogger just wanting to get a bit of exercise. These injuries can prove frustrating and can have a negative impact on your day to day life as well as sporting ambitions. Our sports injury osteopaths in Bristol can help to resolve the underlying cause of the injury through joint mobilisation, stretching and soft tissue work allowing you to get back to your chosen sport.

Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common with 85% of people experiencing some sort of back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to see their GP. The cause of back pain can be varied from an acute injury like lifting a box to a slow onset from poor posture at work. The majority of back pain is of a musculoskeletal nature and can, therefore, be resolved with the help of osteopathic treatment in Bristol.


Headaches have many causes with some more severe than others often having a negative impact on peoples lives. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis to effectively treat and manage the cause of the headache. To do this a thorough medical history will be taken by our osteopaths in Bristol, as well as a full musculoskeletal assessment to find any triggers for the headaches.

Shoulder and Arm Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body therefore vulnerable to injury. Wear and tear on the shoulder joint from daily life or sport is common and can lead to shoulder impingement, rotator cuff injury and frozen shoulder. All of these can be assessed and treated by our osteopaths in Bristol. Identifying the underlying cause is essential for treatment and rehabilitation.

Sciatica and Trapped Nerves

Trapped nerves can cause tingling, pain, numbness and weakness in the areas they supply. Common areas for this to happen is the neck and lower back. Nerves trapped in the lower back can cause severe pain in the legs, this is often referred to as sciatica. The NICE guidelines recommend manual therapy including osteopathy as well as rehabilitation exercise to relieve the pain.

Posture and General Aches & Pains

Postural changes make up a large number of patients who seeking manual therapist. Time spent at a desk, driving and the stresses of our daily lives have an impact on our muscles, tendons, ligaments and spines. It is sometimes difficult to adapt to these demands so the body responds by feeling achy, stiff and painful. Postural related issues can be resolved by Rupert Cross Osteopathy.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Talk to Rupert Cross to discuss if osteopathy at our Bristol clinics could help you.

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