Welcome to the practice.

We're dedicated to holistic

osteopathic treatment for all ages.

We are a friendly osteopathic practice based in Hythe (Southampton) dedicated to offering the highest standards of care to our patients – from newborns through to the elderly. We focus on the holistic care and individual needs of each patient. Please call us on 02380 841148 to make an appointment or talk through any requirements.


Alan Reynolds is an award-winning GOsC registered Osteopath working for over 15 years. He is dedicated to osteopathic learning, working as an Osteopathic Clinical Tutor, Lecturer and Examiner teaching Osteopathic principles and techniques.

Want to know more about osteopathy?


Osteopathy in a nutshell

Not just for back pain

Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as 'back specialists'. Back pain is what many osteopaths treat a lot of the time. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (cranial osteopathy) and joint mobilisation. It's this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient's individual needs.

Conditions we treat

The most common conditions that we treat are:


• Back and neck pain
• Shoulder and arm problems
• Pelvis, hip and leg problems
• Sports and other injuries

However, patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more, Alan will be happy to talk to you.

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What to expect

The initial consultation

The initial consultation takes between 45 and 60 minutes. During this time we will take a detailed case history of your current problem, your medical history and current health. We will examine your posture whilst standing and sitting and ask you to make some simple movements. We will test the joints and soft tissues (muscles, ligaments etc). Conventional medical tests are also used.




Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilise your joints.



What should I wear?

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to remove some clothing so please wear something you are comfortable in. Some patients prefer cycling shorts and a vest type top. The presence of a female chaperone can be arranged.

Does it hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Your osteopath will tell you what to expect, and will want you to let them know if you are in pain. You may feel a little stiff or sore within the first 24-48 hours after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.



Can I bring a friend or relative?

Yes, if you'd prefer. You can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.



Post treatment

We may give you an exercise program, advice about posture and how to use your body correctly and how to help prevent further injury.


We aim to ensure you understand what is causing your problem, what we can do to help you and most importantly what you can do to help yourself.

how much does it cost?




Home visits can be arranged under certain circumstances but an additional charge will be made depending on the location.


Please try to give us at least 24 hours' notice of any change in the agreed appointment time. In the case of a late cancellation (less than 24 hours from the arranged appointment), unless your appointment slot is subsequently taken by another patient, we charge a £30 late cancellation fee.



Medical insurers & GP referral

Most patients self-refer, often having had a practitioner recommended to them by other patients. Alternatively another complementary healthcare professional or GP may recommend osteopathy. GP referral is not necessary, unless you have private healthcare insurance.

Alan's Osteopathic treatment is covered by all major private healthcare providers including BUPA and AXA PPP.

useful links and downloads


Care & advice information

Useful links

Robert Reynolds (Osteopath)
07979 752 117
email link


General Osteopathic Council
020 7357 6655



British Osteopathic Association
01582 488455


British Naturopathic Association
01458 840072


Back Care helpline
0845 130 2704


National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Free phone: 0800 298 7650


Soil Association
0117 314 5000


College of Osteopaths
0208 905 1937


European School of Osteopathy
01622 685 989


British School of Osteopathy
0207 089 5360

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Practice / map / contact details


Alan Reynolds Osteopath (D.O, N.D, M.R.N )
1 Southbourne Avenue
SO45 2NX


Tel: 02380 841148


Email: hello@alanTheOsteopath.co.uk