Colgan Osteopathy

Osteopathy and Physiotherapy
Vadim Kalganov Osteopath and Physiotherapist

Patient Education Blog

Vadim Kalganov

Registered Osteopath – GOsC Reg Number 9976

Physiotherapist – HCPC Reg Number PH133294

Osteopathy – B.Ost (Hons) Staffordshire University, UK

Physiotherapy – BSc (First Class Honours) University of Hertfordshire, UK

Acupuncture – Dip Ac TCM MAcS

Vadim is qualified in both Osteopathy and Physiotherapy. His academic background and advanced clinical skills provide a unique blend of skills and make him a well-rounded Allied Healthcare Professional. At Colgan Osteopathy Vadim offers a fast resolution for pain relief for people of all age groups.

Vadim is very passionate and knowledgeable about health and wellbeing. He specialises in the treatment of chronic unresolving conditions, particularly to the lumbar spine and pelvis. He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Welcome to the Colgan Osteopathy

Colgan Osteopathy is a friendly and professional family-run business.  We aim to provide you with the best and effective treatments

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic medicine is a drug-free system of healthcare, with an established and recognised approach to diagnosis and treatment. Osteopaths assess the dynamics of the entire body from restrictions in the spine and pelvic imbalances down to the mechanics of the feet. Osteopaths recognise that the body regularly compensates for these strains, impairing its natural ability to self-heal and regulate a state of health and wellbeing.

What can Osteopathy help treat?

Osteopaths can help treat and provide relief for a wide range of ailments and conditions. The most common presentation seen in practice is that of lower back pain but patients widely consult osteopaths with sciatica,  neuralgia, arthritic pain,  sports injuries, muscle tension, frozen shoulder and pregnancy-related issues.

How do Osteopaths treat?

Back pain

Neck Pain

Other neck problems

There are numerous osteopathic treatments that can be utilised in practice, tailored to suit each individual patient.  These can vary from the gentle craniosacral approach,  soft tissue massage, joint articulation, dry needling to the more direct structural manipulations. This takes into account your age, gender, general health, medication,  fitness and the diagnosis made.

Certain exercises may also be advised and explained throughout the consultation to aid the efficiency of the treatment and improve long-term posture.

What should I expect?

At the initial consultation, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your presenting ailment, general health and personal/ family medical background.

A full examination will also be carried out to assess your physical condition, which may involve being asked to dress down to your underwear. This helps to provide a more detailed screen of your standing/sitting posture, palpation of different muscle groups and assessing the mobility of various joints. This enables osteopaths to formulate the correct diagnosis.

You will then generally be asked to remove some of your clothes, normally down to your undergarments, so it is best to wear something suitably comfortable and modest.

Can I bring a friend or relative?

You are welcome to bring a friend or relative into the consultation room. You may also stop the consultation or treatment at any point.

Children under the age of 16, who are receiving treatment, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

How long will my treatment be and how many will I need?

The initial consultation usually lasts between 45 minutes – 1 hour, whilst follow-up treatments are normally 30 minutes. Patients commonly require 2 – 6 sessions but some do decide that they would like to have periodic preventative treatments to avoid recurring problems.

What do I do next?

To make an appointment please contact me on  07738493974 or book online 

Please arrive in ample time. If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, no charges will apply to provide you give 24 hours notice.

Read more about health conditions and exercise here…

List of Conditions




Low Back Pain



Shoulder Exercises



Other therapies

Osteopathy can also help with following conditions

Nutrition advice

Colgan Osteopathy Kettering Northamptonshire

Call us to see how we can help  07738493974  or  book online