Eastbourne Osteopath: Mr Andy Duckmanton BSc. (hons)

Andy Duckmanton BOst. (hons) is a qualified and experienced Eastbourne Osteopath, treating a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve problems. In addition to general osteopathic treatment of back pain and neck pain, he has particular experience in shoulder conditions & Cranial Osteopathy. He treats a wide variety of patients from babies to the elderly. He is able to offer advice on general and work-based posture, together with individual exercise programmes for rehabilitation for a wide variety of problems.

Andy is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, a member of the British Osteopathic Association and is trained in the Niel-Asher Technique of frozen shoulder rehabilitation.

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment, emphasising the importance of the structural and functional integrity of the body.

It recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions.
Osteopathy works on the basis that many of the causes of pain and disability stem from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease. Addressing these underlying imbalances allows the body to improve its normal functional capacity.

What conditions can osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths treat the person rather than specific conditions – for example, an injury to your knee might also affect the foot, hip and spine. Osteopathy can help relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions, including:

  • aches and pains
  • joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis in association with other treatment for this condition
  • arthritic pain
  • general, acute and chronic backache and back pain*
  • neck pain*
  • headache arising from the neck
  • shoulder and elbow pain
  • joint pains and lumbago
  • sciatica
  • muscle spasms
  • sports injuries and tensions

* In cases of injury or accident it is advisable to seek advice from your GP in the first instance.

Who can be treated?

Any age from babies & children to adults and elderly.

Anyone under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

How is Osteopathy regulated?

Osteopathy is one of only two complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law.This regulation works in much the same way as regulation for medical doctors.

Under the terms of the Osteopaths Act 1993, it is illegal to practise osteopathy unless you are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

The GOsC will only accept registration from practitioners who have a qualification in osteopathy that is recognised by the GOsC and who agree to comply with their standards of practice.


Clinic Visit
Initial consultation: £40 (3/4 hour approx)
Follow up consultation: £30 (1/2 hour approx)

Home Visits
Initial consultation: £40 (3/4 hour approx)
Follow up consultation: £40 (1/2 hour approx)

Other therapies at the Natural Fitness Centre:

Some of the many other therapies available at the Natural Fitness Centre include AcupunctureCorrective Deep Tissue MassageAlexander Technique, Physiotherapy and individual Pilatesinstruction.

Classes are based in the fitness studio, which has stunning sea views. Classes at the Natural Fitness Centre include:

Dru Yoga on the beach
Pilates Foundation
Pilates Improver 1 & 2
Tai Chi
Yoga for all

Check the Natural Fitness Centre website or call 01323 723024 for more information.




General Osteopathic Council 

British Osteopathic Association 

Niel-Asher Technique for Frozen Shoulder 

Natural Fitness Centre 

National Council for Osteopathic Research

Call 01323 732024 for an appointment.

Natural Fitness Centre, The Redoubt, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ


I’ve had back pain for so many years without anything helping. Finally I found Andy and, with his help, am able to manage my back problems. — Miss PJ —
You cured my frozen shoulder- I can’t recommend you enough! — Mr RF —
What a relief! Why did I wait so long to get help? — Mrs LH —