Chigwell Osteopathy & Physiotherapy Clinic

Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Medical Acupuncture, Shock Wave & IDD Therapy Clinic in Chigwell, Essex, Established Since 2000

BOOK NOW call 0208 501 0937 to reserve an appointment.

Call us if you would like an appointment or book on-line.

Consultations are also available in Spanish, Italian and Turkish.

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IDD Therapy Disc Clinic – Since 2011

Advanced, computerised, non-invasive, decompression treatment for spinal disc problems (ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY & INJECTIONS, covered by some insurance companies. Contact us today for a FREE copy of our IDD Therapy Info Pack, including details of our fee packages).

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Knee Pain
Hip Pain
Elbow Pain
Certain types of headaches
Foot & Ankle
Our Osteopaths and Physios can 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.
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.

For more information on our other sister clinics in Essex, please visit our Essex webpage.


60 min New Patient / Review Appointment will include the following:

  • Case History
  • Orthopaedic Tests
  • Working Diagnosis
  • Treatment Planning & Bespoke Rehabilitation Advice
  • Commencement of Manual Therapy / Electrotherapy Treatment (as appropriate), see below*

Cost: £75  

(*£95 if TECAR, Shockwave and or Laser Therapy Included)

30 mins Follow Up “Manual Therapy +/- Electrotherapy Appointment”, will include one or more of the following:

  • (Osteopathic) Manipulations
  • Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Sports / Remedial Soft Tissue Release (Advanced Massage) Techniques with Osteopath or Physio
  • Bespoke Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio Taping

Plus (Optional):  

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
  • Laser Therapy

Cost: £55

30 min Follow Up Manual Therapy / Advanced Electrotherapy, will include one or more of the following:

  • (Osteopathic) Manipulations
  • Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Sports / Remedial Soft Tissue Release (Advanced Massage) Techniques with Osteopath or Physio
  • Bespoke Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Laser Therapy

And / Or, the following “Advanced Electrotherapies”:

  • (Radial) Shock Wave Therapy
  • TECAR Diathermy  (Pulsed Short Wave Therapy)
  • Theraflex (power Assisted Spinal Mobilisation – Hornchurch only)

Cost: £75

15 min Follow Up (Advanced) Electrotherapy* Appointment, will include one or more of the following:

  • TECAR Diathermy (Pulsed Short Wave)
  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

Cost:  £40


15 mins Initial (Telephone) Consultation will include:

  • Discussion of Symptoms
  • Discussion of any previous MRI results
  • Rudimentary Assessment of suitability to IDD Therapy & Advice on whether Initial Consult would be worthwhile.

Cost: £0

60 – 75 min New Patient / Review Appt will include the following:

  • Case History
  • Orthopaedic Tests
  • Working Diagnosis & Spinal MRI Imaging / Report Review
  • Treatment Planning & Bespoke Rehabilitation Advice
  • Commencement of IDD Treatment – First appt - as appropriate

Cost: £95

Single 30 – 45 min Follow Up IDD Therapy 

Appt will include the following

  • Infrared Heat 
  • IDD Therapy
  • Treatment Planning & Review
  • Bespoke Rehabilitation Advice
  • Ice Pack

Cost: £90  (Pay As You Go)


£80 per session when part of pre-paid, pre-scheduled package

Phase 1: Trial (Weeks 1 -2) - Block of 6 sessions £480 (£80 per session)

Phase 2: Foundation (Weeks 3 - - Block of 9 sessions: £720 (£80 per session)

Phase 3 (Optional): Consolidation Phase - Block of 4 sessions £320 (£80 per session)

Phase 4: - Maintenance Phase - Block of 3 sessions: £240 | one session per month.

Additional Manual / Electrotherapy (Bolt On) Sessions:

15 min (Advanced) Electrotherapy Appt

Laser Therapy, Shock Wave Therapy, Therapeutic Ultrasound, TECAR Diathermy (Pulsed Shortwave)

Cost: £40 if on separate day | £30 supplement if as Bolt On session to above

30 min Manual Therapy Appt + Electrotherapy

(Osteopathic) Manipulations, Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling, Manual Soft Tissue Release, Ultrasound, Laser.

Cost: £55 if on separate day or £50 as Bolt on Session to above. 

30 min Manual Therapy  / Advanced Electrotherapy will include one or more of the following:

TECAR THERAPY + /- Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling, (Osteopathic) Manipulation, Manual Soft Tissue Release etc.

Cost: £75 if on separate day | £55 if as Bolt On session (£50 if as part of package deal).


  • Sports / Remedial Massage with Massage Therapist £40 (30mins) | £65 (60 mins) 

Available Wed am (Chig), Sunday pm (Woodford)

  • Advance Liquid Joint Support | Collagen | Multivitamin with Ginger Supplement: £20
  • GP / Consultant Letter: £40
  • Ice Packs: £6.50
  • Back Pain Decoded (Book Written by Spine Plus Director, Robert Shanks): £25
  • Core Zero to Core Hero (Six Week video exercise program designed by Robert Shanks: £25
  • Onsite Ultrasound Scan (from ESP Physio / Sonographer Jonny Wride): £95
  • Onsite Ultrasound guided Joint or Soft Tissue Injections (Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP): £175 - £250
  • MRI Referral (For Gold Standard MRI Scan, including report from leading UK radiologist: £350


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.

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.

Rocco Profeta - Osteopath

Rocco Profeta - OsteopathRocco 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
  • Nutrition
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.

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.

Akin Celik - Osteopath & Massage Therapist

Akin Celik - OsteopathAkin 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

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.

Gloria Adigwe - Physiotherapist

Gloria Adigwe PhysiotherapistGloria 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

Denise Thurgood - Spine Plus Receptionist

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.

Find Us

2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London | IG7 5HZ

2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London | IG7 5HZ

2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell,
London | IG7 5HZ

Bookings Line – To make, reschedule or cancel appointment, call:
+44 (0) 20 8 501 0937

Enquiries Line – For general enquiries please, call, text (SMS or WhatsApp):
+44 (0)7737 558069

Email: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

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.

CALL US ON: 020 8501 0937