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IDD Therapy Disc Clinic

Advanced non-invasive treatment for spinal disc problems

Back Pain Treatment
Neck Pain Treatment
Knee Pain Treatment
Hip Pain Treatment
Elbow Pain Treatment
Treatment for Tension Headaches
Shoulder Pain Treatment
Foot & Ankle Pain Treatment
Sciatica & Bulging Discs
Scoliosis & Postural Therapy

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).


  • 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).

  • (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.


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.

Chigwell clinic

  • 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.

Woodford clinic

  • 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

2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell,
London | IG7 5HZ
+44 (0) 20 8501 0937

Email: [email protected]

5 Jubilee Market St Barnabas Road Woodford Green | IG8 7BZ

5 Jubilee Market St Barnabas Road Woodford Green | IG8 7BZ

5 Jubilee Market
St Barnabas Road
Woodford Green  |  IG8 7BZ
+44 (0) 208 506 1000

Email: [email protected]

Fees at our clinics

(Radial) Shockwave Therapy, Laser, TECAR Therapy 
(Initial) Consultation & Treatment, 30min (45 mins) £150
Package of 4 Sessions (3 settings), Equiv to £68.85 per session £450
(Radial) Shockwave Therapy, Laser, TECAR Therapy 
(Initial) Consultation & Treatment, 30min (45 mins) £150
Package of 4 Sessions (3 settings), Equiv to £68.85 per session £450
Clinic / Company Director
(Robert Shanks, author of “Back Pain Decoded”)
Initial Consultation & Treatment (60 mins) £120
Follow Up Treatment (30 mins) £85

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.

MRI Scan – more info
Scan £350
Scan + Follow Up Consultation (60 mins) £450

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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
IDD Therapy Appointment from £80
IDD Therapy Packages Ask for Details
After Care Treatments / Combination Therapy Sessions & Packages Ask For Details
Physiotherapy / Osteopathy - Contact us for full details.
Osteopathy / Physiotherapy Manual Therapy +/- Medical Acupuncture £78 Initial £56.50 Follow Up
Electro-Acupuncture £84 / £63.50
Advanced Electrotherapy (TECAR or LASER Therapy) £98 / £76.50
MRI Scan *From £325 (per part)

Clinicians Available at Woodford

Robert Shanks - Osteopath & Clinic Director

Robert ShanksAs 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 Bedoya - OsteopathJuan 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

Veena Kudhail - Postural TherapistAs 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.

Clinicians Exclusive to Chigwell

Ann Shanks - Physiotherapist & Clinic Manager

Ann Shanks - Physiotherapist & Clinic ManagerAnn 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 Medniuk OsteopathBen 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.

Phillipa Shanks - Receptionist
Denise Thurgood - Receptionist

Denise Thurgood - Spine Plus Receptionist

Pay for your service

Call our Chigwell clinic on

0208 501 0937


Call our Woodford clinic on

0208 506 1000