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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)
Effective for stubborn muscle knots responsible for a range of chronic pain conditions from back pain to sports injuries and tension headaches.
(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 value 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
- Lisa A.
"I love coming for physio treatments. Juan is very caring and I feel very confident in his programme of treatment. I always feel an improvement after each treatment and have recommended Spine Plus to quite a few people."10/13/2018
- Amanda J.
Juan the osteopath is excellent! I’ve been to many different places for back problems and his acupuncture and treatments really work for me. I can not recommend him enough.9/12/2018
- Ian L.
Been seeing Ben for Osteopathy and IDD treatment, and the results have been extremely good. Very grateful to Ben for all the help he's provided.The clinic has wonderful facilities, and very experienced professionals. Highly recommend.10/15/2018
- Harraj Marway
I screwed my upper back up when I was rowing on a Friday evening. I called around for appointments the next morning, obviously, half of the clinics were closed and the ones that were open were fully booked. I called Spine Plus, who were also fully booked, but they agreed to squeeze me in for 20 mins for a quick consultation without treatment. Rob found the muscular problem really quickly and treated it because it was a quick fix. The treatment was acupuncture and a deep tissue massage. Thanks9/01/2017
- Sue C.
I had suffered pins and needles in my right hand fingers continually for a few months. There were intermittent pains in my arm and neck. I was recommended to see Ben by a friend. After a few treatments, all pains, pins and needles, numbness etc was completely gone. Ben also taught me some exercises to do at home. Thank you Ben.7/27/2018
- Martine Gayer
I have been going here for a few years. I suffer with lower back and neck pain from time to time and when this happens I can be in excruciating pain. The treatment I receive always works. Whether it be in Osteopathy or mixed with acupuncture. They are on hand and very caring, taking time to listen especially Ben and Noel. I would highly recommend the practice.9/27/2017
- Kylie F.
I had a really positive experience at the time of treatment and since completing my 5 weeks course with Robert. I had lived with my condition for over ten years - growing to just accept it. Even though it hasn't been cured completely, I would say I am 90% better than I was before going to Spine+. Thanks to the exercises I was taught I'm able to keep the discomfort at bay, reducing any major flare ups.11/13/2018
- Wendy G
After waking up one morning with stabbing pain in my lower back and spending two days in bed. Then being told by my doctor it was my disability which I didn’t accept, I was recommended Spine Plus by a friend.I had three sessions with Noel who was brilliant and told me it was an inflamed muscle on a nerve. My back pain is a lot better now and I’m back horse riding and practicing for my next competition! Thanks Noel. I’ll be back if I get any more problems4/17/2018
- Bev s.
My physiotherapist is good although I'm hoping (in a positive way) i won't need to continue coming for months on end as treatment is expensive for 30 minutes. They're all very knowledgeable though and that's what you're paying for alongside effective treatment. A good private clinic.9/29/2018
- Joy B.
Had two sessions with Mr Akin as I have a lower back pain I'm already starting to stand up more straight and posture has improved.8/06/2018
Fees at our clinics
Shockwave Therapy - Now available for patients who are insured with AXA PPP, Aviva and Cigna.
|Initial Consultation & Treatment (45 mins)||£85|
|Shock Wave Only (20 mins). Full Protocol (30 mins). Per Area.||£50 / £70|
Expert Massage Therapy (from an Osteopath): Sports Massage / Deep Tissue / Remedial Massage
Clinic / Company Director
|Initial Consultation & Treatment (60 mins)||£200|
|Follow Up Treatment (30 mins)||
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 of telephone consultations may still be possible - Call 0208 501 0937 for more details.
IDD Therapy - Computerised Spinal Decompression For Disc Problems, trapped nerves & sciatica – learn more about IDD Therapy
|Initial Consultation Only (60 mins)||
|Initial Consultation and First Treatment (90 mins)||£95|
|Single IDD Therapy Session (60 mins)||£82|
|10+ IDD Sessions Booked & Paid in Advance (save £5.00 per treatment)||£77 Per Session|
Diagnostic & Injection Procedures
(On site or at local partner clinics*- Contact us for more details)
|Ultrasound Scan (U/S)
For precise diagnosis of joint, muscle or tendon damage
|Steroid U/S Guided joint / Tendon injection||*£150|
|Dextrose Prolotherapy U/S Guided Injection||*£150|
|Hyaluronic Acid U/S Guided Joint Injection||£225|
|High Volume / Hydrodilitation U/S Guided Joint Injection||*£195|
|Autologous Blood (PRP) U/S Guided Tendon / Joint Injection||£295|
|MRI Scan||*From £295 (per part)|
Clinicians Available at Chigwell & 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.
Akin Celik - Osteopath & Massage Therapist
Akin originates from Turkey and in 2018 graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be an osteopath having been treated by one following several injuries after a horse riding incident.
Additionally, he has many years experience in sports massage, medical acupuncture/dry needling, Kinesio and active taping which he can use to enhance his osteopathic treatments. Akin always aims to provide therapy with both enthusiasm and professionalism in an effort to encourage wellness in all his patients.
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.
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 osteopathy and “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.
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.
Mark Conway - Physiotherapist
Mark is a highly experienced and highly qualified physiotherapist. Mark worked for us for several years before taking a break to pursue senior roles in the NHS and to start a family…However is he is now back with us,
bringing even more enthusiasm and experience than he had before, especially since starting his training to gain qualifications in injection therapy. Mark has interests in sport and exercise alongside offering for a wide scope of (musculoskeletal) physiotherapy. Mark is an extremely empathetic practitioner and since re-joining Spine Plus he has been in high demand – so booking ahead is advised.
Phillipa Shanks - Receptionist
Denise Thurgood - Receptionist
Dr Sajid Butt - Radiologist
Dr. Sajid Butt MB BS, FCPS, FRCR. is one of the most experienced and well respected interventional radiologists in the UK specialising in musculoskeletal disorders, as well as working for the The Harley Street Spine Clinic he has lead role working for the NHS at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hosptial (RNOH), Stanmore. Dr Butt works in an advisary capacity to the therapists and clinicians at the clinic, he reports on all our MRI scans and other imaging and performs on-site image guided injections for our patients if and when this is required.
Clinicians Exclusive to Woodford
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.
Dita Foltynova - Osteopath & Massage Therapist
Dita recently gained a master degree from the University College of Osteopathy having previously worked as Sports Massage therapist for over 8 years. Dita is a keen sports woman and has competed in athletics, volleyball, swimming and cycling at professional levels. One of the greatest achievements has been to be a part of the physio team on the Ladies European Golf Tour for almost 3 years. Further to this she has been looking after ladies at Lee Valley Rowing Club including during the year they won a Hanley Cup (2016). Dita is passionate about tailoring treatments to each client individually whilst incorporating beneficial exercise routines and lifestyle choices. Dita’s focus is on general structural and functional approach using remedial massage & stretching, traditional osteopathic techniques and medical acupuncture. She also has experience using subtler techniques such as Cranial or Fascial work which can be used on all clients, including babies. She is currently in the process of extending her knowledge and skills in Paediatric Osteopathy.
Call our Chigwell clinic on
0208 501 0937
Call our Woodford clinic on
0208 506 1000