"When we are open to pain -rather than resisting it and praying
that it will go away- compassion flows like water down a mountainside
and healing possibilities begin to emerge"
"When you're in pain, give yourself compassion first.
Heal the healer." - Christopher Germer PhD
"What we dwell on, we become"
~ Vidjamala Burch (Founder of Breathworks)
"Stress is caused by being 'here' and wanting
to be 'there'." - Eckhart Tolle
"Relief from pain only comes when we take a fresh look at feelings
and change our relationship to them." - Christopher Germer PhD
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a
bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin
"What you resist, persists." - Vidjamala Burch (founder of Breathworks) "There are no issues when we are in the present moment." -
Christopher Germer PhD
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Anais Nin "An obstacle may either be a
stepping stone or a stumbling block." ~ Anon
Welcome To Highland Chronic Pain and Whiplash Centre

We offer a collaborative and unique whole body-mind healing course of treatment which combines specialist Osteopathic techniques, Mindfulness for Pain Management and Reduction and Pilates/Hanna Somatics to help you move on from a life of physical, mental or emotional pain.

Our Centre is unique in its approach and is the first Centre in the UK to specialise osteopathically on a single specialist technique known as Specific Adjustment Technique (SAT). Our mission is to raise awareness of the health improvements it can offer when combined with the related healing modalities of Mindfulness and Pilates/Somatics.

Throughout this website we have aimed to put across Osteopathic and Mindfulness based language and principles in simple terms wherever possible so that it can be understood by non medical professionals. Where appropriate, we have also provided an alternative in depth discourse on the subject or relevant research which supports our work.

We treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of health complaints and conditions – there are no limits to the conditions for which our collaborative approach is effective – but those who suffer from the following conditions and have tried many other treatments and therapies without any long term relief or success, are likely to receive the greatest improvements in their health:

  • Chronic Pain/Tension/Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neck and Back Pain (including specific cervical spine conditions)
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Specific Spinal and Mobility problems
  • Asthma and other Allergies
  • IBS and other Digestive/Urinary problems
  • Anxiety
  • Various Autoimmune Disorders
  • Diabetes and related health conditions
  • Ongoing and recurring health ‘niggles’

If you are considering whether our treatment is relevant for you, we recommend that you read our Symptomology page which outlines the most common symptoms of an upper cervical spine injury.

Latest News

29 Aug: A New Lease of Life – Carolyn’s Testimonial

Carolyn joined our first Course of Treatment when we opened in May 2019. After just two and a half months…

25 May: Highland Chronic Pain and Whiplash Centre is now open!

After almost three years in the planning, our innovative Chronic Pain Centre serving the Highland region is now officially open!…

At the core of our Centre is the belief that many health problems originate back at the point of birth itself and/or as a result of various physical or emotional traumas we have endured throughout our life. We therefore have a strong focus in the identification and prevention of problems in babies (as close to birth as possible). Please visit our Baby and Child Clinic page

Unfortunately, the connection between the conditions which surrounded our own birth and subsequent accidents or traumas – of both a mental and physical nature – and our health as we progress through adulthood is usually not made. This is due mainly to the time elapsing between the incident and the manifestation of health problems as well as a reluctance in mainstream healthcare – although this is gradually changing – to regard health holistically and as a collaboration between mind and body rather than the two as separate entities. The following video explains our unique SAT osteopathic approach and how it is effective:

Read Alisons Story Here

Read our Symptomology

There are many people living their life oblivious to the fact that they have an upper cervical injury to their spine (you cannot feel the injury as such and it is not obvious to the untrained eye) and that it may be the root cause to their deteriorating health. It is our aim to raise awareness of this concept and to help as many people as possible on their journey to recovery from a life of ill health and chronic pain.

Disclaimer: We do not claim that our treatment course will solve all of your health difficulties and conditions immediately. However, our treatment will resolve the fundamental root cause of your deteriorating health and begin to move your body and mind into a position where you can begin to heal all by yourself.

Our treatment course is the catalyst to healing; to set you on a journey towards recovering your former health.

Alison Salter, Co-Founder and Centre Manager

The Highland Chronic Pain and Whiplash Centre is a most exciting venture, which when combined with our further training of new SAT practitioners, we hope will be just one of many throughout the UK and Europe over the coming years; becoming a major contribution to human health and suffering.” – Clifford Conway, Co Founder