Amanda Ganyiwa Osteopathic Therapist in Durham

Osteopathic Therapist | Naturopath



  • M.Ost – Masters in Osteopathic medicine
  • DO – Diploma in Osteopathy
  • ND – Diploma in Naturopathy


Professional Memberships

  • iO (Institute of Osteopathy)
  • GOSC (General Osteopathic Council)


Personal Profile

Self-employed Osteopathic Therapist at NIHP Durham

After spending years growing up with a strong interest in a variety of sports and dance styles to keep healthy, Amanda decided to train as an Osteopath and share this experience with patients who need help in keeping fit, active and pain free.

Amanda graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) where she studied for 4 years to achieve her Masters in Osteopathy, Diploma in Osteopathy and Diploma in Naturopathy. Amanda worked as an associate at an osteopathic clinic in Cardiff just after graduating in 2012, and now runs her own private clinic in Jesmond. We are very lucky to have her knowledge and experience available to us here in Sacriston.


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Osteopathy Testimonials

Dynamite at releasing tension

I came to NIHP Durham because of severe pain in my lower back and each leg. After my first session I really felt a difference. Each session brought more relief and stronger flexible joints.

Amanda may be small but she is dynamite at releasing tension. Very professional and super friendly. I would certainly recommend using this service.

Diane W. (51), Sacriston

Able to return to work sooner

After suffering a very painful bout of sciatica I visited NIHP for Osteopathy. The treatment aided and sped up my recovery so I was able to return to work sooner than expected.

All of the staff were extremely helpful and gave sound advice. I have used NIHP Durham before for deep tissue massage and I would not hesitate to recommend to all my family and friends seeking a very helpful and professional service.

Charles D. (47), Sacriston

My shoulder is now pain free

I had a shoulder problem which was very painful, and I was unable to use my left arm without pain.

I was made to feel very at ease and comfortable. The treatments were very painful at the time, and sore for a few days afterwards. However, with exercise to do at home between treatments I felt better and could move more each week, with the pain receding.

My shoulder is now pain free and my neck and shoulders are much more relaxed.
Linda V. (52), Sacriston

Running was very difficult and painful

I came to NIHP Durham after hurting my ankle. I was training for the Great North Run at the time and I found running very difficult and painful. After many recommendations from family, I saw Amanda for treatment and it really improved my ankle strength and reduced the pain I would feel after running. The stretches also given to me have worked wonders and I feel so much better.

After a few appointments I was able to complete a 9 mile run without any pain the next day. Thank you so much for your help I can’t recommend you highly enough!

Carol W. (37), Chester-le-Street

Acute hip pain

Following my initial concern of acute hip pain I was referred to Amanda the Osteopathy. I have completed 3 sessions with Amanda resulting in my wellbeing improvement, my movements are now more flexible, in particular my driving posture has improved.

Brian S. (83), High Shincliffe

Trapped Nerve

Amanda was good at sorting out my trapped nerve. Her treatment has got me back exercising again. Excellent service!

Stephen A. (46), Chester-le-Street

I would be in so much pain

Amanda was excellent. Without her treatments I would still be in so much pain and my posture would be strange to say the least.

Mark H. (43), Craghead

Treatment made huge impact on my life

Osteopathy treatment has made a huge impact on my life. I didn’t realise how used to living with pain I had become. After the first session I felt relief. I have stuck to the stretching and exercise routine recommended and continue to feel the benefit. I have recommended NIHP Durham to my friends family. Fantastic all round.

Emma W. (31), Chester-le-Street

Lower Back Pain

I contacted NIHP because I had been suffering from lower back pain and muscle spasms, and exercise mainly through swimming. After Osteopathy treatment with Amanda I feel more confident to return to swimming, which I have done, and also feel I can now look forward to my upcoming holiday. I have reduced pain and discomfort and this has definitely improved my lifestyle.

Michelle E. (39), Fencehouses

Sciatica & Knee Injury

I was having a lot of pain and discomfort in my right upper leg due to sciatica. Amanda worked on my back and leg and the improvement was amazing – my leg has been numb for many years and now this has almost disappeared. I also was experiencing pain in my right knee from an old injury. Amanda manipulated my knee on each visit and gave me exercises to do to relieve the pain and it is much better now. I am happy to know that I can come back to NIHP in the future if I have any more problems.

Janet B. (58), Houghton-le-Spring

Painful shoulders

I came to NIHP with pain and discomfort down my right leg and very painful stiff shoulders. My movement was very restricted. After Osteopathy treatment from Amanda I noticed improvement almost at once and has continued to get better.

Valerie D. (80), Consett

More Mobile & Pain Free

I came to NIHP with back pain which was getting worse. I had previously had sciatica (a few years ago) but this was different. I was treated by Amanda who was most thorough and very pleasant in manner – easy to talk to, which took my mind off the intensive treatment she delivered! After 4 visits I have been discharged feeling more mobile and pain free. Thank you Amanda. I would not hesitate to recommend NIHP to family and friends.

Jennifer W. (74), Sacriston

After 1 visit I felt better

I injured my lower back lifting weights in the gym and initially was in severe pain, had difficulty walking and affected everything I had to do. Treatment on the NHS was too long to wait and someone recommended NIHP. After one visit with Amanda the Osteopath I felt better and after my third visit I have been discharged.

Michael R. (52), Chester-le-Street

Definitely improved my pain and movement

I decided to try Osteopathy as I have had a lot of pain, discomfort and inflexibility across my head, neck and shoulders. Amanda has given me an insight into my condition and various treatment techniques which has increased my flexibility and definitely improved my pain and movement. She has a friendly, professional approach and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and NIHP.

Helen S. (46), Durham

Effective treatment for sports injuries

I had no idea Osteopathy could give such effective treatment for sports injuries. This along with home exercises has improved my quality of life no end and means I can enjoy my holiday without walking problems.

Val H. (66), Durham

Shoulder injury & elbow pain

I had difficulty with a range of movements involving my right shoulder which I damaged 2 years ago. I also had pain in my left elbow which increased when I lifted or turned it.

The therapies Amanda used, and the exercises she gave me to do between sessions, resulted in a gradual improvement over a few weeks. She has also sorted out a few problems which I didn’t know I had, including problems with my knees and buttocks. I have been pleased with the treatment I’ve received.

Mary W. (62), Durham

My leg is back to normal with no pain

I had a lot of pain down my right leg and hip. The hospital physio could not help as they did not know where the pain was coming from. Amanda pinpointed the source immediately and started Osteopathy treatment along with home exercises.

I improved with each visit and after 4 visits my leg is back to normal with no pain. I would certainly recommend other people to see the Osteopath.

William S. (72), Lanchester

I was amazed at how quickly I had relief

I had sudden and unexplained back pain – it was excruciating to move. Fortunately I got an appointment very quickly and drove to it with an ice-pack attached – dreading the drive back after a session with Amanda. I was amazed at how quickly I had relief and flexibility returned – she was able to diagnose the issue, provide exercises to improve my back and furthermore she addressed a knee problem which was not part of my original need.

What amazed me most has been the speed of my recovery – many thanks.

Debra C. (55), Durham

Improvement after 2 weeks

I had pain and stiffness in my back causing discomfort and loss of sleep. After having Osteopathy treatment at NIHP I noticed an improvement after 2 weeks, improving further after each visit (4 in total). Amanda’s help, advice and treatment have improved my mobility, stiffness and pain is much improved.

Amanda and the reception staff are very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I will recommend your services to my friends and family.

Terry W. (62), Esh Winning

Within 3 weeks my pain was gone

Prior to treatment I suffered from hip joint pain which made work and sport painful. In my first meeting with Amanda she worked my whole body to find the cause of my problem. Amanda gave me treatment and some exercises to do at home and within 3 weeks my pain was gone.

A massive thank you Amanda for all your hard work and professionalism. She clearly loves her job and I would highly recommend to all of my friends.

Daryl J. (30), Durham

Professional & Knowledgeable

I can’t express how pleased I am with just 3 treatments. Very professional and knowledgeable treatment with sound advice for my future well-being.

Paul J. (66), Annfield Plain

Recommend for Back Problems

I have been treated with a selection of stretches and manipulations by a person who knows what she is doing. She has also shown me exercises to do at home which has also benefited. I have no hesitation in recommending the clinic to anyone with back problems.

Alan T. (76), Rowlands Gill

Great Service

Came in with a back injury on Monday afternoon and I was back to work on the Tuesday. Great service and very professional. Amanda gave me exercises to keep on top of my muscle strengthening. Thank you.

Steven P. (40), Durham

Gentle but very thorough

I attended 3 osteopathy sessions by Amanda, with treatment mainly to my right ankle, knee and lower back. I found her attention to be gentle but very thorough and have no hesitation in having the same treatment by Amanda when the need arises. I found her to be very professional in her approach.

David L. (77), Durham

I feel much better

I feel very much better after four sessions with Amanda. She has given me exercises to do and I hope to continue to benefit.

John H. (82), Durham


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