Welcome to The Nelson Osteopathic Clinic


Don’t let pain hold you back – relieve injuries, aches and strains with targeted treatments and get back to living your life to the fullest. 


Richard Carruthers has decades of experience in osteopathy and a deep understanding of how to resolve your pain the easy way. 


Based in the heart of sunny Nelson, Richard Carruthers is an osteopath with almost 40 years of professional experience treating adults, children and babies to improve their health, mobility, and enjoyment of life.




In Alert Level 2 we are able to offer appointments from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with the following processes in place:

  1. Screening for COVID-19 symptoms prior to in person appointment
  2. Physical distancing measures wherever possible
  3. Stringent infection prevention/control measures in place including cleaning treatment couch, reception desk, EFTPOS, doorknobs and other surfaces after each patient, Richard wearing an N95 mask and thorough hand washing after each patient, hand sanitizer for patient use on arrival and departure, avoiding interaction between patients in the clinic, etc.

Patients are welcome to bring and wear their own mask if they wish. Richard Carruthers Osteopath.



  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries

For all ages from infants & children to adults & grandparents.

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, occasionally later according to demand.

30 Years of professional experience means that most patients need only 1-4 treatments!

(long term problems might take a little longer)