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Our clinics are private multidisciplinary healthcare practices with expertise including osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports medicine, Pilates, rehabilitation, podiatry and yoga.

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  • Offering friendly, professional care that treats – and helps to prevent – a wide range of problems from back pain and everyday aches, to sports injuries and work-related disorders.

  • Our clients range from adults and children through to international athletes and premiership footballers. Carl acts as a consultant to Chelsea FC and the FA, providing osteopathic sports care to the England football team.

  • We have practices and Pilates studios located in Corsham, Swindon and at the BMI Ridgeway Hospital, Wroughton.

  • We are associates of the CircleBath hospital, and recognised by all major insurance providers including Bupa and AXA PPP.


While working with Carl as part of the England team’s medical staff my back was always pain free. I’d have no hesitation recommending him as an excellent osteopath and true professional.

David Beckham
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osteopath corsham

helps treat back and neck pain effectively by understanding the origin of your pain. Using gentle manipulative techniques, it treats the cause rather than the symptoms. Many common physical symptoms can be successfully treated with osteopathy, including sciatica, whiplash, headaches caused by neck pain and arthritic pain.  Our osteopaths are GOsC registered and believe that to enjoy long-term health, we need to keep ourselves as active as possible.

  • One vital component of a good osteopathic treatment plan is to make sure that once you are in good health, you remain that way.

  • We work with people of all ages – including children and the elderly – to help them maintain their bodies, prevent problems and overcome the everyday aches and pains that even the fittest among us can encounter.

  • We work with businesses to help them maintain a healthy workforce and reduce time lost through common work-related disorders such as back and neck pain and have helped many businesses to considerably reduce the costs incurred through work-related illness and lost productivity.

  • Our osteopaths are all registered with the GOsC and are members of other associations including the iO, OSCA, BASEM, BMAS and NSCA.

  • Techniques used in our practise include soft-tissue massage, specific joint manipulation, acupuncture, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy and rehabilitative exercises such as Pilates.

  • Sports injuries are one of our specialities and we help a wide range of sports people, from individual amateurs and people involved in recreational pursuits, right through to professional athletes and national teams, who have found that our osteopathic care has led to a significant improvement in their performance and a reduction in the occurrence of injury.

TREATMENTS: Please click on the links below to see how we can tailor our treatments to suit you needs.

I have known Carl since 2005 through the England team and Chelsea FC. I can honestly say that his integrated clinical approach for assessment, examination, treatment and management is one of the most thorough that I have ever experienced. Carl is a real professional, extremely knowledgeable, kind and sincere with unquestionable integrity and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea FC and England
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Physiotherapy assists patients in restoring normal function and movement to the body, which in turn, helps reduce pain levels. Physical disorders may be caused by injuries, medical conditions, developmental disability or simply the stress of busy lives. People of all ages and activity levels can benefit from physiotherapy to help improve their quality of life and prevent future problems.

  • Prescriptive exercise programmes to improve flexibility, mobility and develop strength, agility and core stability

  • Manual mobilisation / manipulation of the joints and tissues to reduce pain and stiffness. Acupuncture, to reduce pain and soft tissue tension

  • Electrotherapy (such as ultrasound and interferential therapy) to help speed up healing processes and reduce pain levels

Carl has a great knowledge of how the body works and a feeling that you can’t learn from studying. He is the best I ever witnessed and a true professional, which is why I travel the extra mile to get my treatment from him! I would highly recommend him.

Adam Johansson, IFK Göteborg
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Pilates is a form of exercise that offers a different way of thinking about your body. It targets the deep postural muscles, which in today’s society are so underused, and works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing posture and bringing the body into correct alignment. Pilates is especially recommended for people with back pain and posture-related problems. Practising neutral Pilates positions will lead to benefits including:

  • Improved flexibility & joint mobility

  • Better posture reducing headaches and neck pain

  • A flatter stomach and trimmer waist

  • Fewer incidences of back pain

  • Greater strength and muscle tone

TIMETABLE: Our group pilates and yoga classes take place in our modern studios at both our Corsham and Swindon clinics. The classes last for about an hour. In order that everyone enjoys individual attention and gains assistance in performing the exercises correctly, we normally limit classes to a maximum of 10 to 12 people.

After hearing a lot of positive things about cranial osteopathy, we decided to take our 13 week old daughter to see if it would help her. We cannot speak highly enough!
Amanda was great with our daughter before, during and after the treatment. Very professional and friendly, made me feel at ease whilst the treatment was taking place.

Natasha Kelly
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As well as osteopathy, physiotherapy and Pilates, we offer a wide range of other therapies and treatments, including podiatry, sports massage and yoga.

At 37, I thought my playing days were over, but I was referred to Carl who quickly diagnosed the injury as a long-standing back issue. Carl treated the problem quickly and effectively, resulting in me being able to play again almost immediately with better posture and ease of movement. I would recommend Carl and his clinic to anyone. I’ve already referred some team mates, who have been very impressed with Carl’s professionalism and treatment.

Paul de la Salle
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Podiatry assesses and corrects problems arising from the function of the feet. Incorrect movement or function of the foot can not only lead to foot and ankle pain but is often the cause of non-specific knee, back and hip pain.

Symptoms of poor foot function include:

  • Lower back pain

  • Limb length discrepancy

  • Hip pain

  • Postural problems

  • Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis

  • Flat feet

  • Ankle strains and pains

  • General foot pain and bunions

Carl is an osteopath to elite athletes and you can see why.   Not only is he first-class medically he is also very approachable with a caring and reassuring manner.   Despite being very busy, he never failed to contact me from afar and offer timely advice.  Saying thank you is an understatement and I would recommend him to anyone wholeheartedly.

Moya Turrell
Remedial Massage:

Remedial massage involves different types of pressure, touch and flowing movements to the skin, and underlying tissue, to release muscular tension, relieve pain, alleviate stress, relax the body and enhance wellbeing.

It has been shown to be helpful in:

  • Reducing pain

  • Reducing joint stiffness

  • Improving mobility

  • Improving blood and lymphatic circulation

After six weeks of severe low-back pain, as well as numbness and weakness in my leg, from which I could get no diagnosis or relief, it was recommended that I see Carl Todd. He examined me and diagnosed my problem immediately. Unbelievably, after my first treatment I was relieved of the intense pain I had been in.

Colleen Prendergast
ESWT Therapy:

If you have been suffering from tendon pain in your Achilles, knee, elbow, foot or shoulder for a long period of time and haven’t been able to find relief then Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy may be the solution. ESWT is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to an area that requires treatment. The shockwaves are mechanical waves, not electrical ones. With no anaesthesia and no surgery there are fewer potential complications and returning to normal activity is faster.

ESWT can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, for example:

  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow

  • Knee ligament sprain

  • Shoulder calcific tendonosis

  • Patella tendonosis

  • Achilles tendonosis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Stress Fractures

  • Avascular Necrosis

I had become something of a “problem” patient as I had been injured for almost ten years and gone through three operations with severe adverse reactions to cortisone injections and medication. ….After all the ups and downs I had been through I was amazed to find that after only a few treatments with Carl I finally began to make real progress.  I keep having to pinch myself it is true, but I am now well on the way to recovery and enjoying my sport and my life again. 

Moya Turrell
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The practice of yoga is something that everyone can enjoy and benefit from for the rest of their lives, regardless of age, health or ability. A typical Hatha Yoga class will include a centering, ‘pranyama’ (breathing techniques), warm ups, ‘asanas’ (poses or postures) and finish off with relaxation. Some classes may also include some meditation.

The many benefits of yoga include:

  • Greater flexibility

  • Increased bone and muscle strength

  • Inner wellbeing

  • More efficient breathing

  • Reduced emotional stress

  • Better balance

  • Improved posture

  • Enhanced spinal stability and control

TIMETABLE: Our group pilates and yoga classes take place in our modern studios at both our Corsham and Swindon clinics. The classes last for about an hour. In order that everyone enjoys individual attention and gains assistance in performing the exercises correctly, we normally limit classes to a maximum of 10 to 12 people.

I suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury while skiing and was recommended to Carl. His diagnosis was confirmed by an MRI scan, and he arranged for me to see a surgeon. Following surgery I had a period of rehabilitation under the control of Carl, and thanks to him made a full recovery.

Ann Clark
Sports Massage
Sports Massage:

Sports massage offers a number of benefits both for athletes and for people in everyday life. It can help pain and stress reduction, which is often caused by muscle tension and a build up of waste products.

It can aid:

  • Relaxation

  • Pain reduction

  • Stretching of tissues

  • Break down of scar tissue

  • Stretching of tissues

  • Blood circulation

  • Joint mobility

  • Reduction in stress levels

I had been struggling with a groin injury for the latter part of the season when someone recommended that I see Carl Todd for a second opinion. Within two treatments there was a significant reduction in pain and improved mobility. Thank you for all your help.

Josh Bennett, Ireland Under 18s and Gloucester Rugby Club
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Our corrective exercise and rehabilitation programmes are tailor made for each individual giving advice and guidance in the areas of fitness, exercise performance, weight loss and corrective exercise rehabilitation.

Effective rehabilitative exercise promotes:

  • Improved posture and flexibility

  • A stronger, more functional body

  • Improved energy levels

  • Improved sleeping patterns

  • Improved self-confidence

  • Improved mobility

  • Improved metabolism

  • Reduced stress levels

Having worked with Carl Todd for many years on international duty, I have always been duly impressed by the results of his treatment and management of players.

Steve Lyons MSc DPodM, Podiatrist to Manchester United and England
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Bike setup service

Many patients who visit our clinics complain of back, neck and knee pain whilst riding their bike. Every individual, and their bike set, up will differ when it comes to cycling and bike ergonomics. There are several factors which must be taken into account, including the type of bike they have, the individual’s physical measurements and history of pre-existing injuries. Some of our amateur riders who actually train probably as much as some elite athletes, tell us that if a bike saddle sits incorrectly it will impact greatly on their output, as well as how they feel on the bike. If you cycle regularly, be it commuting to and from work, weekend cycling, road cycling or mountain biking, we would highly recommend seeing our osteopath, Dean, who specialises in personal bike fits.

Correct bike set up helps:

  • Prevent lower back strain

  • Prevent postural problems

  • Prevent lower limb pain

  • Maximise performance and endurance

I have had the pleasure to work with Carl over the past few years both at Chelsea FC and the England national team. As a professional player, I am extremely appreciative of his continual care and support towards my performance management. A true professional, I find Carl clinical yet sincere with his treatment style and approach, and I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone in need of osteopathic treatment.”

John Terry
To make an appointment at any of our clinics – or to find out more about what we do and how we might be able to help you – just call or email us.
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5 Pickwick Park, Park Lane Corsham,
SN13 0HN
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5 The Courtyard, Copse Farm, Lancaster Place, South Marston Park, SN3 4UQ
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BMI Ridgeway Hospital, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9DD
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