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Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Clinics in Chigwell and Woodford
Spine Plus Chigwell and Spine Plus Woodford can both offer you specialist affordable treatment in all areas of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, including Back Pain Treatment, Neck Pain Treatment, Sciatica Treatment, Shoulder Injuries, Sports Injuries, and Rehabilitation. Our “On-Site” Services include the following (scroll the bottom of this page to see our current fees).
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans & Guided Injections (click for info)
Helping to accurately diagnose & treat all injuries of the limbs, hands and feet (not spines), Bursitis, Cysts, Tendinopathy, Effusions, Frozen Shoulder etc.
Osteopathy & Physiotherapy (click for info)
Incorporating lots of hands-on treatment and exercise advice, including modernised Clinical Pilates (APPI Pilates) for all musculoskeletal problems as well as post-operative rehab and cranial osteopathy (suitable for babies & adults).
Trigger Point (Medical) Acupuncture (click for info)
(Radial) Shockwave Therapy (click for info)
For tendon injuries (and scar tissue), such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Jumper’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Calcific shoulder Tendinopathy (Available on some insurance policies e.g. AXA, BUPA).
IDD Spinal Decompression Therapy (click for info)
For degenerative problems with the spine such as disc bulges (slipped discs) causing sciatica and other trapped nerves.
Massage Therapy – Including Deep Tissue / Sports Massage (click for info)
Regular deep tissue massage is a great way to distress the mind and keep the body supple and injury free.
History of the clinics
Spine Plus Chigwell was established in 2000 by osteopath Robert Shanks. Originally under the name Chigwell Osteopathy Practice, this was later changed to Chigwell Osteopathy & Physiotherapy Practice when Robert’s mother, a chartered Physiotherapist with over 40 years experience, joined the business, before the most recent branding change to “Spine Plus” to co-inside with the expansion of the company to include clinics in Woodford Green and Harley Street and the establishment of IDD Therapy Services in 2011. At that time Spine Plus was the 3rd clinic to offer IDD Therapy in the UK, today there are over 60 clinics throughout the UK (including spinal surgeons) offering IDD Therapy which is one of the fastest growing treatments for slipped discs and other degenerative disc problems. The Spine Plus group of clinics have a strong reputation for offering the latest therapies and services. More recently the clinics have introduced affordable Shock Wave Therapy (for tendon problems such as Calcific Tendinopathy and rotator cuff tendonitis in the shoulder, Tennis Elbow, knee problems and Achilles and Plantar Fasciitis) alongside the traditional hands on Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Medical Acupuncture and Massage offered by a carefully selected and vetted therapy team of therapists. The Woodford and Chigwell clinics continue to be run by Robert and his family who have lived in the area for more than 40 years. The clinics have a strong ethos for applying family values and serve a very loyal local client base.
- Treatment rooms, reception and waiting area and disabled access throughout.
- Rehabilitation gym: commercial grade multigym, free weights, commercial cross bike, exercise resistance bands, strapping, physio balls, balance balls & cushions, foam rollers etc.
- Retail items: Off the shelf orthotics, ice packs, orthopaedic supports and braces.
- Mechanical and electrical therapy equipment: ultrasound, interferential, soft laser, lumbar traction, cervical traction.
- Treatment rooms, reception and waiting area, disabled toilet and disabled access throughout.
- Retail items: ice packs, orthopaedic supports and braces.
- Mechanical and electrical therapy equipment: ultrasound, interferential, short wave, soft laser, lumbar traction, cervical traction.
2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London | IG7 5HZ
2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London | IG7 5HZ
Fees at our clinics
Osteopathy & Physiotherapy +/- Acupuncture
|Initial Appt, 45 mins (Approx. 20-30mins assessment, 15-25 mins treatment)||£55|
|Initial Appt, 60 mins (Approx. 20-30 mins assessment, 30-40 mins treatment)||£75|
|Follow Up Treatment (30 / 45 / 60 mins)||£55 / £75 / £90|
|Referral Letter / Short Report||£25|
|Bespoke Exercise Videos - sent via email||£15|
Shockwave Therapy - Now available for patients who are insured with AXA PPP, Aviva and Cigna.
|Initial Consultation & Treatment (30min or 45 mins)||£75 / £95|
|Shock Wave Only, 1 setting (15 mins). 2 settings (30 mins). Full Protocol, 3 settings (45 mins). Per Area.||£55 / £75 / £95|
|Package of 4 Sessions (3 settings), Equiv to £78 per session||£312|
Clinic / Company Director
|Initial Consultation & Treatment (60 mins)||£95|
|Follow Up Treatment (30 mins)||£70|
NB: Currently Robert's waiting list is full and he is not taking on any new patients that will be seen in the clinic. However he remains highly engaged with all the patients and practitioners at the clinic(s) in an advisory capacity. One off telephone consultations may still be possible - Call 0208 501 0937 for more details.
IDD Therapy - We are one of the UK's most experienced clinics at providing Computerised Spinal Decompression For Disc Problems, trapped nerves & sciatica – learn more about IDD Therapy - CLICK HERE
|(Telephone) Consultation To Assess Suitability for IDD Therapy||FREE|
|Initial Clinical Assessment and First Treatment (75 mins)||£95|
|IDD Therapy Follow Up Session - Pay As You Go (45 mins)||£90|
|Package of 6 Follow Up Sessions (May require up to 3 packages for full programe)||£480|
|Package of 18 Follow Up Sessions (45 mins each) - Full IDD Programe||£1350|
|After Care Treatments / Combination Therapy Sessions & Packages||Ask For Details|
Physiotherapy Assessment including Ultrasound Scan (& Injections) on site or at local partner clinics*- Contact us for more details.
|Ultrasound Scan - on site at Spine Plus' Chigwell clinic
For precise diagnosis of joint, muscle or tendon damage
|Steroid (Hydro-Cortisone) U/S Guided Steroid joint / Tendon injection (*May require Ultrasound Scan in addition @£95)||*£175 (2 Joints = £250)|
|Hyaluronic Acid U/S Guided Joint Injection with: Suplasyn, Ostenil or Durolane. (*May require additional Ultrasound Scan @£95)||Price per joint: £210 / £220 / 230|
|Hyaluronic Acid + Steroid (COMBO) Ultrasound Guided Joint Injection||£250 (2 Part = £450)|
|Other Guided Tendon / Joint Injection||£250 (2 Part = £450)|
|MRI Scan||*From £325 (per part)|
Clinicians Available at Woodford
Robert Shanks - Osteopath & Clinic Director
As company director and co-founder Robert is part of the driving force behind our multidisciplinary approach. Robert has been strongly influenced by his mother, a chartered physiotherapist with 40 years’ experience. Robert graduated as an Osteopath in 2000 and subsequently furthered his education with several postgraduate courses, notably in medical acupuncture, electrotherapy and clinical Pilates (the latter with the renowned Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute). As well as treating sports injuries and tension headaches, Robert’s other main area of special interest is the management of patients with chronic low back pain and neck pain associated with disc problems.
Juan Bedoya - Osteopath
Juan is a highly skilled osteopath, massage therapist and personal trainer. He is currently our head trainer for clients requiring one to one corrective exercise sessions in order to build their core strength and spinal stability.
Veena Kudhail - Postural Therapist
As a highly experienced and qualified Postural Alignment and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Veena’s work involves identifying muscular imbalances in the body and then designing personalised corrective exercise programs. Veena is highly passionate about her work and is a valuable source of feedback and advice to the rest of our clinical team.
Rocco Profeta - Osteopath
Rocco Profeta is a registered Osteopath, graduated from the renowned University College of Osteopathy in London. He has a vast background in sports as an enthusiast, former kickboxer, dancer and sports massage therapist. He has a strong focus on rehabilitation and exercise prevention and incorporates medical acupuncture and kinesiotaping into his practice. With a vibrant personality and contagious energy, Rocco is a great believer in the body and mind balance and will provide the best advice for a 360º healthy lifestyle.
Languages: Italian, English.
- Sports injuries and rehabilitation
- Neck and back pain management
- Stress effects on the musculoskeletal system
- The holistic approach and the biopsychosocial model
Noel Adams - Osteopath
Noel is a former Ireland martial arts champion in Tae Kwon Do. He now works as one of our osteopaths; his special interests include treating frozen shoulders, cranial osteopathyand “kineisio taping”. As with all our osteopaths, Noel has completed postgraduate training in acupuncture for which he has an interest in both traditional Chinese and western medical approaches. Noel is available at our Chigwell Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Clinicians Exclusive to Chigwell
Ann Shanks - Physiotherapist & Clinic Manager
Ann is our head physio and the clinic manager at Chigwell. Ann used to work for the prestigious and world renowned “Bobath Centre”, she has many years experience as both a physiotherapist and a physiotherapy manager in the NHS and private sectors. Ann, who is Robert’s mother, works closely with our osteopaths and they with her, she helps coordinate the smooth running and patient management at all our clinics.
Ben Medniuk - Osteopath
Ben is one of our most senior osteopaths, having worked at our Chigwell clinic for over 7 years. Ben is recognised by all (major) medical insurance companies including BUPA. Having supplemented his osteopathic training with post graduate courses in medical acupuncture and electrotherapy, Ben is able to offer treatment for a wide range of conditions using a combination of various approaches. His special interests lie in classical osteopathy and treatment of the elderly.
Matthew Irvine - Osteopath
Matthew is a highly skilled Osteopath who uses his attention to detail to help with each and every one of his patients who come to see him here at spine plus. Matthew is very passionate about his approach to Osteopathy and how it can help all patients with there symptoms. Matthew’s passion and drive to promote Osteopathy was highlighted when he was selected to be joined by a few other elite students to study and train in Melbourne’s prestigious Victoria university. It was here in Melbourne that Matthew first learnt about the wonders of how shockwave therapy , acupuncture, dry cupping, intervertebral disc distraction (IDD) and ultrasound therapy could help him with his patients presenting symptoms. He now fully incorporates all these techniques into his practice enabling him to treat a wide variety of muscleoskeletal conditions.