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.



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
Expert Massage Therapy (from an Osteopath): Sports Massage / Deep Tissue / Remedial Massage
60 minutes £90
45 minutes £75
30 minutes £55
Osteopathy + Massage Mix
An extended Osteopathy session to allow plenty of time to treat the whole body with soft tissue massage techniques as well as classic osteopathic mobilisation and manipulations (60 mins) £90
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

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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
 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
Clinic / Company Director
(Robert Shanks, author of “Back Pain Decoded”)
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.

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)


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
+44 (0) 20 8501 0937

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