Due to the current threat posed by the Corona virus outbreak an in keeping with the governments advice we have temporarily suspended all appointments at our clinics.
ON-LINE (video or telephone ) Consultations are still available, during which there is much that can be achieved, such as:
- Discuss symptoms
- Offer advice
- Prescribe rehab exercises
- See how you are moving and performing exercises
- Discuss any scan results
- Refer for an appropriate imaging at specialist centres such as MRI scans and X-rays.
If you would like a consultation with Robert Shanks (or a member of the Spine Plus Chigwell / Woodford team) please email
[email protected] or call (020) 8501 0937
Call us if you would like an appointment or book on-line.
Consultations are also available in Spanish, Italian and Turkish.
We are also a specialist centre for IDD Therapy, this is a latest highly successful and trusted non-surgical treatment for chronic back pain, sciatica and neck pain due to slipped or bulging discs.
You really don’t have to suffer, call today, get assessed by one our specialists and get set on the road to recovery with East London’s and Essex Finest Treatment Teams.
Osteopathy & Physiotherapy +/- Acupuncture
|Initial Appt, 45 mins (Approx. 20-30mins assessment, 15-25 mins treatment)||£50|
|Initial Appt, 60 mins (Approx. 20-30 mins assessment, 30-40 mins treatment)||£70|
|Follow Up Treatment (30 / 45 / 60 mins)||£50 / £70 / £85|
|Referral Letter / Short Report||£25|
|Bespoke Exercise Videos||Included|
Shockwave Therapy - Now available for patients who are insured with AXA PPP, Aviva and Cigna.
|Initial Consultation & Treatment (30min or 45 mins)||£70 / £95|
|Shock Wave Only, 1 setting (20 mins). 2 settings (30 mins). Full Protocol, 3 settings (45 mins). Per Area.||£50 / £70 / £95|
|Package of 4 Sessions (3 settings), Equiv to £78 per session||£312|
IDD Therapy - Computerised Spinal Decompression For Disc Problems, trapped nerves & sciatica – learn more about IDD Therapy
|(Telephone) Consultation To Assess Suitability for IDD Therapy||FREE|
|IDD Therapy Session - Pay As You Go (60 mins)||£80|
|6 Sessions (Trial) IDD Package (Following First [email protected]£80) Paid in advance (10% discount, equiv. to £75 per session||£450|
|After Care Treatments / Packages||Ask For Details|
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.
Diagnostic & Injection Procedures
(On site or at local partner clinics*- Contact us for more details)
|Ultrasound Scan - on site at Spine Plus' Woodford clinic
For precise diagnosis of joint, muscle or tendon damage
Steroid U/S Guided joint / Tendon injection (*May require Ultrasound Scan in addition @£85)
|Dextrose Prolotherapy U/S Guided Injection. (*May require Ultrasound Scan in addition @£85)||*£175|
|Hyaluronic Acid U/S Guided Joint Injection (*May require Ultrasound Scan in addition @£85)||£195|
|High Volume / Hydrodilitation U/S Guided Joint Injection (*May require Ultrasound Scan in addition @£85)||*£195|
|Other Guided Tendon / Joint Injection||£250|
|MRI Scan||*From £295 (per part)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gloria Adigwe - Physiotherapist
Gloria is a highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. Prior to joining Spine Plus, Gloria worked as a part time physiotherapist at The Holly Private Hospital for 15 years. She was also a Senior Lecturer / Team leader at the University of East London working to deliver the Physiotherapy Undergraduate and Post – Graduate programmes.
Gloria has extensive experience having worked alongside many Consultants and GP’s in private practice (Musculoskeletal, Out Patient and In-patient) and is thereby able to deliver the highest commitment to quality and best clinical practice.
Gloria has a Master’s Degree in physiotherapy, with extensive learning and knowledge at Post Graduate level of Musculoskeletal dysfunctions – Sports and Injuries. Gloria is a member of the several professional bodies such as the HPC (Health Professionals Council), the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in the UK) and is also currently pursuing a part time Doctorate Degree in Physiotherapy.
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.
Facilities and Equipment
- 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, heel lifts, ice packs, orthopaedic pillows, 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]
Request a call-back
The easiest way to make an inquiry or to book an appointment is to call the clinic on the number above. However to request a call back from us, please fill in the form below.
|Monday||8am – 8pm|
|Tuesday||8am – 8pm|
|Wednesday||8am – 8pm|
|Thursday||8am – 8pm|
|Friday||8am – 5pm|
|Saturday||9am – 4pm|
Arriving by bus
Our Chigwell clinic is only two minutes walk from Grange Hill underground station.
Free parking is available on site.