Colin Henshaw is a GOsC registered osteopath, having qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1981. He has gained a broad knowledge base through his work as a principal osteopath and associate osteopath in various clinical settings. Colin believes that osteopathy is, in essence, a holistic healthcare medium and treatment is based on the philosophy that we should treat the whole body, as necessary, and not just the presenting complaint. The patient’s symptoms are considered in the context of an extensive case history and physical examination process to ensure that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

Colin has successfully treated an enormous range of musculoskeletal disorders, many of which initially presented in an ‘acute pain phase’ or ‘emergency’ situation. He has consistently maintained a practice availability policy for emergencies and home visits at weekends. For further information about this service visit

Colin describes himself as a traditional osteopath whose working focus has evolved to pivotally embrace the concepts of ‘biomechanical osteopathy’, ‘optimal biomechanics’ and ‘peak physical performance’. Treatment sessions are lengthy (typically upto 2 hours) and Colin utilises a combination of osteopathic techniques designed to restore the correct alignment of bones and joints  as well as  to promote a well-balanced tension in the deep connective tissues that hold the skeleton together.

An increasing amount of Colin’s practice time is taken up with treatments to dedicated athletes and professional sportspeople seeking to overcome persistent and recurring injury and who are eager to achieve peak physical performance. The effects of Colin’s approach are often transformational – persistent injuries are consistently overcome and confidence is restored. There is a clear increased resistance to further injury and performances exceed previous levels.

Outside his osteopathic life, Colin is a keen naturalist. His commitment to the natural world is expressed through his pioneering Wild England Project. Visit the charity website and the children’s native wildlife  information website for further details.