Robert Allen

Robert is the principal osteopath and owner of The Sollus Healthcare Clinic and has a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy and a Level 4 Diploma in sports & remedial massage. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. You can find out more about Robert and why he became an osteopath here http://bit.ly/somethingaboutme.

All osteopaths have to complete a four or five year degree course which covers anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and biomechanics as well as undergoing a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical training. You can find out more here http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/standards/

As osteopaths we must keep our skills up-to-date with continuing professional development (CPD) which means that we have to complete a minimum of 30 hours training every year. At The Sollus Healthcare Clinic we regularly undergo more than the minimum to ensure our treatment approach is always relevant and up to date.

As osteopaths we must keep our skills up-to-date with continuing professional development (CPD) which means that we have to complete a minimum of 30 hours training every year. At The Sollus Healthcare Clinic we regularly undergo more than the minimum to ensure our treatment approach is always relevant and up to date.

In addition we are active members of the Northampton Sports Medicine and Science Group and the Chris Moody Centre Multi-Disciplinary Team where we regularly meet with other healthcare professionals to discuss the latest discoveries and techniques in the medical world.

We are keen to promote osteopathy as an approach that can be used to treat a wide range of problems not just ‘bad backs’. Osteopaths are also pretty good at treating neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, sciatica, sports injuries, knee pain, ankle pain and of course low back pain! If you are still not sure about osteopathy and want to know more this should tell you all you need to know.

Our osteopaths have expertise in addressing posture-related problems and the problems that can be caused by your work, whether you are a computer user, HGV driver or a builder. Have a look at our posture page to find out more.

We have experience in treating the physical problems related to Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Osteopathy is not a ‘cure’ for these conditions, but can help relieve some of the related problems caused by tight muscles and restricted movement. We treat clients at Beds Garden Carers which is a charity for adults with learning disabilities and provide osteopathic support for members of the Northants Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball team.

Northants Phoenix Wheelchair basketball

We are experts in treating sports injuries ranging from tennis elbow, muscles strains, rotator cuff injuries to twisted knees and ankle sprains. At the Sollus Healthcare Clinic we work with athletes from many different sports and at all levels ranging from ‘weekend’ sportsmen and women to elite athletes. This includes the current GB Powerlifting champions Kelly PhaseyMarina Cornwall and Kevin Jane and national squad swimmers at the Northampton Swimming Club.

Osteopath for Northampton Swimming Club

Whether you enjoy a kicking a ball around your garden with the kids, Sunday league football or you are a professional athlete with an injury we will help you to get back to the top of your game as quickly and pain free as possible. 

While osteopathy is an excellent and versatile treatment approach there are situations where another approach can also be of benefit. To ensure you always have access to the most appropriate care Sollus Healthcare Clinic therapists work closely with other health professionals and will always refer to a specialist where appropriate whether it is your GP, a physiotherapist, a consultant spinal specialist or pilates instructor etc.

If a referral is needed we will always explain why you are being referred and the benefits to you from the referral.

Where a therapist is on our approved referral list you can be assured that you will receive the best of care and if you are not satisfied with your treatment we will refund any additional costs that you may have incurred.