Hornchurch Osteopathy, IDD Disc Therapy and Advanced Electrotherapy Clinic

Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Medical Acupuncture, Shock Wave & IDD Therapy Clinic in Emerson Park

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IDD Disc Therapy

Computerised, Intervertebral Disc Decompression (IDD) Therapy is an advanced, non-invasive, spinal decompression therapy treatment and ALTERNATIVE TO INJECTIONS & SURGERY for spinal disc problems – Contact us via email TODAY ([email protected]) for your FREE copy of our IDD Therapy info pack.

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Knee Pain
Hip Pain
Elbow Pain
Certain types of headaches
Foot & Ankle
Our Hornchurch clinic was established in 2021 to offer specialist affordable treatment for all aspects of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, including Back Pain, Neck Pain Treatment, Sciatica Treatment, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injuries, and Rehabilitation.
We are also a specialist centre for Spinal Decompression Therapy (IDD Therapy). IDD is one of the fasted growing and 
most effective non-surgical treatments for chronic back pain, sciatica and neck pain due to bulging, herniation, slipped or degenerative discs (e.g. L4/5,L5S1) in the spine.
And along side plenty of hands on treatment (including acupuncture) our Osteopaths are able to offer Shock Wave Therapy, Laser and TECAR Therapy.
The clinic draws patients from the local area (Emerson Park) and surrounding areas such as Upminster, Romford, Brentwood, Dagenham, Gidea Park, Harold Hill and others. Call our Hornchurch clinic today to book your assessment appointment with one our specialist practitioners and start your road to recovery with East London’s and Essex Finest Therapy Teams.

Middle Thoracic Back Pain Wrist Pain Elbow Pain


Osteopathy / Physiotherapy

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: £78**

30 min New Patient Appointment (Assessment Only: £56.50

*+£7 supplement if Electro-Acupuncture Included

**+£20 supplement if TECAR, Shockwave and or Laser Therapy Included

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

  • Mini Re-Assessment
  • 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
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
  • Laser Acupuncture

Cost: £56.50 (*+£3.50 supplement if Electro-Acupuncture included)

+ Advanced Electrotherapy including one or more of the following:

Cost: £20 Supplement


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 a formal New Patient Initial Consul 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 Following the IDD Treatment

Cost: £95  (Pay As You Go)


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

Phase 1: Trial Phase -  Block of 6 sessions £480 (£80 per session) Enables clients to gain a "sense" of whether IDD is right for them.

Phase 2: Foundation Phase - Block of 6 sessions: £480 (£80 per session). Most cases achieve 20% - 40% improvement in symptoms by this stage, if this is achieved and things are "on track", the following 3 additional phases are recommended:

Phase 3: Consolidation Phase - Block of 6 sessions* £480 (£80 per session)

Phase 4:  Optimisation Phase - Block of 6+ sessions* £480 (£80 per session) *Depending on exact nature of disc injury. We expect 70% - 90% of cases to achieve full (or near full) symptom resolution by this stage.

Phase 5: - Maintenance Phase - Block of 3 sessions: £240 (£80 per session | one session per month). Highly recommended for the first 12 months in order to reduce chance of relapse.

30 min "Bolt-On*" Manual Therapy Appt + Electrotherapy  (*Immediately after IDD).

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

Cost: £50 

+ Advanced Electrotherapy including one or more of the following:

TECAR Therapy, Shock Wave Therapy, Laser Therapy

Cost: £5 supplement to Bolt on Fee (£0 when on IDD package)


  • Sports / Remedial Massage with Massage Therapist £41.50 (30mins) | £68 (60 mins) . Available Wed am (Chig), Sunday pm (Woodford)
  • 1:1 Pilates / Postural Therapy: £47 (45 mins) - Chigwell Clinic only.
  • Advance Liquid Joint Support | Collagen | Multivitamin with Ginger Supplement: £21
  • GP / Consultant Letter: £45
  • 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): £105
  • Onsite Ultrasound guided Joint or Soft Tissue Injections (Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, etc): £185 - £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).


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.

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.

Stephen Ward-Lohan - Osteopath

Stephen Ward-Lohan

Stephen became an Osteopath, after having studied at the London School of Osteopathy (LSO) as a mature student. During his time at the LSO Stephen supplemented his skillset by gaining a level 3 qualification in Sports massage. Over the years Stephen has also built up a long history of sports and fitness training, including Yoga and Pilates. Stephen has a strong belief in the connection between the mind and body in musculoskeletal injuries and how relieving stress can contribute to improved health and wellbeing. Always enthusiastic in delivering long term solutions to patients, Stephen works at our Hornchurch clinic.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Treatment room, reception and waiting area.
  • Retail items: Off the shelf orthotics, heel lifts, ice packs, orthopaedic pillows, orthopaedic supports and braces.
  • Mechanical and electrical therapy equipment: ultrasound, ShockWave, IDD Therapy

Find Us

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

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

SpinePlus Hornchurch

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

Bookings Line – To make, reschedule or cancel appointment, call:
+44 (0) 1708 472219

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.

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