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Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Clinics in Chigwell, Woodford and Hornchurch

Spine Plus Clinic in Chigwell, Woodford and Hornchurch 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. 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).

  • 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).

  • (Class IV) Laser Therapy

    Laser therapy can speed the healing of soft tissue injuries such as muscle sprains and tears.

  • TECAR Therapy

    TECAR (Diathermy) uses therapeutic electromagnetic impulses capable of penetrating deep enough to reach areas that other electrotherapy modalities cannot reach such inside the knee joint, hip joint and around the spinal canal and intervertebral discs.

  • 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.

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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

  • Two 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, shock wave therapy, lumbar traction, cervical traction. IDD Therapy Machine.

Hornchurch Clinic

Spine Plus Emerson Park
  • Treatment room, reception and waiting area and disabled access throughout.
  • Retail items: Off the shelf orthotics, ice packs,  orthopaedic supports and braces.
  • Mechanical and electrical therapy equipment: ultrasound, interferential, shock wave therapy, lumbar traction, cervical traction. IDD Therapy Machine.

Woodford Clinic

  • Treatment room, reception and waiting area.
  • Retail items: ice packs, orthopaedic supports and braces.
  • Mechanical and electrical therapy equipment: ultrasound, shock wave therapy, 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

128 North Street, Emerson Park, Hornchurch, IG8 7BZ
+44 (0) 1708 472219

Email: [email protected]

128 North Street, Emerson Park, Hornchurch | RM11 1SU

128 North Street, Emerson Park, Hornchurch | RM11 1SU

5 Jublilee Market, St Barnabas Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 7BZ
+44 (0) 20 8506 1000

Email: [email protected]

Fees at our clinics

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

  • Case History
  • Orthopaedic & Neurological Examination
  • Postural and Functional Movement Assessment
  • Working Diagnosis
  • Recommendations for Tests to Confirm Diagnosis, if required (e.g. X-ray, MRI or Ultrasound Scan)
  • Treatment Planning & Bespoke Rehabilitation Advice
  • Commencement of Manual Therapy / Electrotherapy Treatment (as appropriate), see below for more details*

Cost: £75*

(30 min New Patient Appointment (Assessment Only): £55

(*£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:

  • Spinal Adjustment (Manipulation)
  • Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Soft Tissue Release (Advanced Massage) Techniques with Osteopath or Physio +/- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release (e.g. "Graston Technique" & Others)
  • Bespoke Rehabilitation
  • Kinesio Taping

Plus (Optional):  

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
  • Laser Therapy

Cost: £55


30 min Follow Up Advanced Electrotherapy (+/- Manual Therapy) will include one or more of the following:

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  • Medial Acupuncture / Dry Needling (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Bespoke Rehabilitation
  • Manipulations
  • Sports Massage
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

Cost: £75

INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DECOMPRESSION (IDD) THERAPY PROGRAM – FOR DISC PATIENTS

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)

PACKAGES:

£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.


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 Follow Up Advanced Electrotherapy (+/- Manual Therapy) will include one or more of the following:

TECAR Therapy, Shock Wave Therapy, Laser 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).

OTHER FEES

  • 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, etc): £175 - £250
  • MRI Referral - For Gold Standard MRI Scan, including report from leading UK radiologist: £350
  • Company Director (Robert Shanks) Fees: Initial Appointment (up to 90 mins) £150 | Follow Up Appointments (30 to 45 mins) £85. (Please note Robert is currently recovering from shoulder surgery and is not seeing any clients until Feb '22, at the earliest).

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

Clinicians Available at Hornchurch

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.

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.

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.

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0208 501 0937

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Call our Woodford clinic on

0208 506 1000

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Call our Hornchurch clinic on

0208 501 0937

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