Osteopathy treatments in London

Award winning osteopathy treatments in London, Canada Water SE16, Stratford E15 & Wapping E1W


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Are you looking for an Osteopath near me in London? Our multi Award winning clinics (Canada Water, Wapping and Stratford) all based in central London provide Osteopathy treatments which work with the musculoskeletal systems in ones body. Osteopathic treatment is based on the principle that no parts of your body exists in isolation, and that our musculoskeletal system is a key component of overall physical well-being; for example the respiratory & digestive systems.

osteopathy treatments in london - Deptford SE8, Canada Water SE16, Wapping E1w, Stratford E15, Olympic Village E20Osteopathy uses a wide range of non-invasive manual techniques, including physical manipulation, soft-deep tissue massage, stretching, medical acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation and pilates to help with pain relief and discomfort. Through these techniques, osteopathy aims to increase the mobility of joints, relieve soft tissue muscle tension and help the body to heal.

Our osteopaths can also offer dry needling as a complimentary part of an effective treatment of osteopathy (please check the therapist pages to see which of the team provide dry needling).

We provide Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Massage in Central London clinics, which are all located in Zone 1 and 2; Wapping E1W, Canada Water SE16, just next to Deptford SE8,  New Cross SE14, Canary Wharf E14 & Stratford E15 next to the Olympic Village park in E20.


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Osteopathic treatments can be carried out using a number of techniques, depending on the needs and conditions of different patients. This versatility makes osteopathic treatments fit for the whole family. Osteopathic treatments can be used several ailments such as:

  • Cramps
  • Soft Tissue Muscle strains
  • Spasm & Ligamentous sprains
  • Hand, Elbow & wrist pain including Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder and Neck pain (including frozen shoulder)
  • Nerve pain e.g Sciatica
  • Problems with your Posture (Postural), including irritation of the facet joint
  • Osteoarthritis /degenerative conditions
  • Lots of Sporting injuries
  • Stress
  • Foot, Hip and knee pain
  • Lower back, Upper back and Back problems
  • Pain in the joints as (Joints or Joint pain)
  • Symptoms relates to Pregnancy
  • Tendonitis
  • Post-surgery rehab (rehabilitation)
  • Inability to relax
  • Circulatory problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatic pain and problems
  • Muscular pain and discomfort
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Digestive problems

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Lower Back Pain

What is lower back pain?
Lower back refers to the area between your upper buttocks and below the ribs. Problems in this area directly affect the spinal bone, affecting its stability, flexibility, and strength. The pain can be a mild ache or a sharp, shooting pain that obviously causes discomfort, and may also cause stiffness.

What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain
can be a symptom of a number of things. Modern lifestyle requires most of us to sit on desks for long hours. Sitting with a wrong posture, or even lifting heavy items in an incorrect manner can put strain on our muscles, ligaments, joints & nerves, which may cause stress and pain in the lower back.

Lower back pain may also result from other medical conditions which may not be related directly to the back itself. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynaecological
  • Kidney (renal) problems

A professional assessment of the same can help narrow down the cause and lead you to the ideal treatment for back pain. bodytonic clinic offers a FREE 15 minute assessment for the same. All you need to do is ask for the FREE assessment when you book an appointment with us online.

Symptoms of lower back pain?
Lower back pain
itself is a symptom of other problems mentioned previously. However, apart from pain, other symptoms include stiffness in surrounding muscles and a restriction in movement. Pain may also be experienced in the buttocks or down in the leg.

What are the treatment options for low back pain?
Since the causes of lower back pain can be several, the best course of treatment depends on the condition of the patient. This can be determined only after a spinal assessment by an Osteopath London. A treatment can be started right after the assessment, if the patient is comfortable in doing so.

If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned earlier, it is advisable to get an assessment done by a certified Osteopath. Click on the link below to book your appointment, or get in touch with out team.

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*Your FREE Initial Consultation – what to expect

During a FREE discovery session, as the name suggests, an osteopath near me in London assess the patient and diagnoses the issue. The objective of the 15 minute session is to understand the root cause of pain in any area of the body, and determine the right procedures to treat it. At the end of the discovery session, the patient is informed about their condition and it is then their choice if they would like to go forward with the procedure. In the case the patient want to immediately start the treatment, the same can be done right away as when the appointment is booked, the osteopath is reserved for 45 minutes instead of 15. On the other hand, if the patient does not want to go forward with the treatment, they will not be charged anything. All our London osteopath are registered with the GOsC (General Osteopathic Council).

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Neck, Shoulder pain & Stress

Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common problem in adults as well as children. In many cases, the cause is not a serious medical issue. However, the other problems can range from not sleeping in the right position to lifting heavy objects the incorrect way. This makes non-specific, also called as ‘mechanical’ or ‘simple’ neck pain very common. Some common reasons behind neck pain are:

  •    Minor strains and sprains to muscles
  •    Ligaments in the neck
  •    Bad posture may be a contributing factor

*** Those who work a desk job can experience neck pain because of bad posture and prolonged hours of continuous sitting ***

Shoulder Pain

  • Poor posture and frozen shoulder – As the name suggests, a frozen shoulder often restricts movement in the shoulder joint. In extreme cases, complete inhibition of movement may be experienced.
  • Shoulder instability – Due to instability in the shoulder joint, patients may experience an unusually large range of movement. This ailment is also known as hypermobility.
  • Rotator cuff disorders –The term rotator cuff is self-explanatory. It is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder, keep it stable, and enable rotating movement in the shoulder.
  • Acromioclavicular joint disorders – The acromioclavicular joint is located at the top of the shoulder. Disorders related this joint are known as Osteoarthritis. The causes of disorders to this area may range from a fractured humerus (upper arm bone) to a broken collar bone.

Muscular tension is directly related to emotional stress, and can especially be noticed at the base of the neck, jaw, and head. This can cause bad headaches by irritating the nerves and upsetting blood flow.–9

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The FREE discovery consultation sessions are meant to understand the condition of the patient, and to discuss the same with the patient. Looking for the best osteopathy London? Our certified professional London osteopaths will also discuss the recommended treatment with the patient. Once the 15 minute FREE discovery consultation is over, the patient has two options- either they can go forward with the treatment immediately as the calendars are booked for 45 minutes instead of 15,  or if they choose not to go forward with the treatment, the discovery session remains FREE of cost.



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What is Sciatica?

The Sciatic group of nerves are responsible for controlling the back of your knee and the lower leg. It is the longest nerve within the human body and is responsible for providing sensation in part of the lower leg, back of the thigh, and base of the foot. The condition which leads to Irritation or compression of these nerves is known a Sciatica.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatica pain?
Symptoms often start out with mild tingling or a dull ache in the regions controlled by the sciatic nerves. However, if left untreated, the pain often gets much worse:

  • After sitting
  • After standing
  • When sneezing
  • Laughing
  • At night
  • Coughing
  • Walking more than a feet
  • Bending backward

A compressed sciatic nerve can cause pain in the lower back and the calf.

The pain is often noted to affect only one side of the body, while the other remains number. Patients can feel numbness in the back of your calf or on the soles of your foot. Affected limbs often can feel very weak.

The Common sciatica pain causes include:

  • Pelvic injury
  • Slipped disc
  • Piriformis syndrome (this is a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in your buttocks)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fracture

Would you like to discuss the above with an osteopath near me in more detail? Simply use our contact form or call 0203 6060 490.

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*Your FREE Discovery Consultation, what to expect

Bodytonic Clinic has a team of certified and registered East London osteopaths and South East London Osteopaths that will undertake the discovery consultation to understand the patient’s condition and discuss the best course of action with them. IF the patient wants to go forward with the treatment at the end of the 15 minute FREE discovery session, it is possible as the calendar is booked for a full 45 minutes. On the other hand, if you the patient decides not to have a treatment, the discovery consultation is still FREE.



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Sports Massage Therapy

Regular sports massage therapy has been associated with several health and sports performance benefits. The technique usually employs a rather vigorous form of massage to promote muscle healing and relaxation. This, in turn, enables athletes to avoid of recover from injuries. It is recommended perform such massages before and after a sporting event or competition to prevent injuries and enable mobility.

Physical Benefits
Athletes that frequently engage in contact sports such as rugby, hockey, and football can enjoy several physical benefits from a sports injury clinic, such as, better recover from injuries, muscle relaxation, and enhanced performance. Even non-contact sports such as running or cycling put considerable stress on our musculoskeletal system, symptoms of which, can be easily cured in a sports injury clinic by a sports massage therapist. Here’s a list of benefits of the same:

  •    Reduced fascia tension
  •    Scar tissue reduction
  •    Helping clear harmful metabolic byproducts
  •    Blood flow improvement
  •    helping improv the delivery of nutrients to your muscles
  •    Helping improve tissue elasticity
  •    Helping in the relieve stress on your joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles

Physiological Benefits
Apart from keeping an athlete healthy and at peak performance, physiological benefits of sports massage therapy include muscle relaxation and alleviation of muscle pain.

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*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

Our qualified and professional osteopaths near me London will assess your condition during a 15 minute FREE discover consultation and discuss the same at the end. Then, you (or the patient) can choose to start the treatment immediately as the osteopaths London calendar is booked for 45 minutes and not just 15 minutes. However, if you choose not to go forward with the treatment, that also isn’t a problem and the discovery consultation will still be FREE of charge.



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About Osteopathy

To become an Osteopath in London, one has to train in a specialist college for a duration of between four to six years. Post this, when an individual has developed the required understanding and skills, they need to get registered with General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and British Osteopathic Association (BOA) before they can begin their practice.

You can train as a osteopath in different colleges, some of these are listed below:

  • The College of Osteopaths, London and Stoke on Trent
  • The BCOM (British College of Osteopathic Medicine), London
  • NESCOT (validated by Kingston University) previously Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (SIOM), Surrey
  • Swansea University, Swansea
  • The London College of Osteopathic Medicine (for medical doctors only), London
  • The London School of Osteopathy, London
  • University College of Osteopathy, London
  • The European School of Osteopathy, Kent
  • The University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth (Marjon), Plymouth

Are you looking for an osteopath job in London? Here are bodytonic clinic we are always looking for dedicated and professional osteopaths to join our growing team of practitioners. Simply visit the jobs page for osteopathy jobs East London and South East London to apply.

The treatment focuses on total body health by using drug-free, non-invasive manual methods that heal the strengthen the musculoskeletal framework of the body. It is possible to treat several health ailments with osteopathy, some of these are; back ache, low back pain, neck ache, neck & shoulder pain, Upper back pain, Tennis elbow, sports injuries, compression of the nerve such as sciatica, ligament and muscle strains, muscular aches or pains, migraines, headaches, occupational injuries, circulatory problems, postural occupation injuries, joint pains or stiffness, digestive problems,  arthritis in hips, hands, knees etc. shoulder and neck injuries, frozen shoulder.

Do you need to see my GP first?
Since osteopathy does not use any invasive treatment or drugs, it is not necessary to consult a GP (general practitioner) beforehand. However, if you have a complicated medical history, seeing a GP consultation is recommended. Do you have more questions related to osteopathy? Simply get in touch with one of our team on the number mentioned above.

Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
A pregnancy is extremely demanding on a woman’s body and may lead to problems like lower and mid back pain, pain in the neck, shoulders, hips or the pelvic, post-natal coccyx and symphysis pubis dysfunction pain. Osteopathic treatments can relieve these problems while helping the body adapt to the many changes that occur during a pregnancy.

Osteopath vs Physiotherapist
A common question “Osteopath & Physiotherapist, what’s the difference?”, as osteopaths and physiotherapists have many similarities, but both a physiotherapist and a London osteopathy professional approach from quite different places. You can read more about this at the page ‘What’s the difference between Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in London‘.

Our reflexology treatments are located in our Canada Water clinic location. To read more about this visit our Reflexology page.

Cranial Osteopathy
If you’re looking for a Cranial Osteopath in London or you have more questions about what is involved you can read more about this on or Cranial Osteopathy page.

Osteopathy Treatments

*Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

The FREE discovery sessions are aimed at discovering the root of pain that a patient is experiencing. At the end of the 15 minute session, the osteopath informs the patient about the condition, and suggests a suitable treatment.

If the patient decides to go forward with the treatment immediately, the same can be made possible as the alloted time booked in is 45 minutes (15 minutes of FREE discover consultation and 30 minutes for treatment. The time taken may vary depending on the condition of the patient and the severity of injury)

If however, the patient chooses not to go forward with the treatment post the 15 minute FREE discover session, they are not charged a single penny.



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Osteopathy assesses, diagnoses, treats and prevents a wide range of problems. It is most commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems that are causing pain. Osteopathy is popular in those looking for help with pregnancy changes, arthritis pain or back pain.

Chiropractors often focus on treating muscle and joint pains with adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine. Osteopaths use physical spinal manipulation to improve the structure of the body as a whole, often including patients posture.

Osteopaths and physiotherapists both use spinal manipulation to achieve results. They have more similarities than differences, choosing between them can often depend on the problems you are experiencing. Osteopaths predominantly treat more spinal problems whereas physiotherapists are often split between spinal and peripheral joints including muscles and tendons.

Osteopaths use high-velocity movements to produce the cracking sound. Tension can easily build around your neck from bad posture or awkward sleeping positions. The cracking or clicking sensation heard from the high-velocity movement comes from the stretching of the joint capsule that individually surrounds all of the joints within our spine. During the movement, as the joint capsule stretches it creates a vacuum. Gases then get released and dissolve, creating the ‘cracking’ sound. This technique helps to improve the quality and quantity of movement within the spine, resulting in reduced pain and tension within the neck.

Osteopathy can help treat many problems, however, Osteopaths are trained to identify all sorts of patient’s needs. If they identify any issues that are outside of their specialist area, they can refer patients to a GP to further diagnose the problem.

Both an osteopath and a chiropractor can offer a great experience. An osteopath may be better if your problems are caused by your musculoskeletal framework as opposed to just the joints.

Osteopathy is regarded as a safe treatment and is regulated by UK law. You may experience minor side effects, such as mild to moderate soreness or pain in the treatment area after treatment.

The best way to choose an Osteopath is to go with an accredited business that has great reviews in your area. Alternatively, if you know anyone who has received treatment from an Osteopath, ask them for if they have any recommendations.

Osteopathy has been known to effectively help with insomnia, especially when it relieves pain that has been problematic. Your osteopath will be able to give you tips and advice on certain areas that may be affecting your sleeping patterns.

To visit an Osteopath with us the consultation is free and the initial 45-minute appointment is £65, you will then attend follow-up appointments where prices vary between £55 and £85.

London Osteopath areas our bodytonic clinics cover

Looking for Osteopathy in London UK? We maybe not based in Harley Street, but we do have several clinics in London; Canada Water SE16, near Canary Wharf Stratford E20, near the olympic VillageWapping E1W. The areas we cover are;

Osteopath London City, The City of London, Hackney, Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, City of London, Canary Wharf  and post codes: EC3, EC2, EC1, EC1, E4, E2, N1

Osteopath Central London, osteopath soho London, Euston, Islington, Kings Cross, The City of London, Moorgate, St Pancras, West end N1, osteopath london W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1 &WC2

Osteopath North London, osteopath London Old Street, osteopath north west London, N9, N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22, N8, N7, N6, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1

Osteopath East London, cranial osteopath London, osteopath islington london EC1, St Catherines Docks, Newham, Plaistow, South Woodford, Whitechapel, Clapton, Leytonstone, Manor Park, East Ham, Isle of Dogs, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, Tower Bridge,  E1, E1W, E2, E3, E4,E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E20

Osteopath South London, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Deptford, Bermondsey, Borough, Anerley, Southbank, Greenwich, Surrey Quays, Penge, Dulwich, Sydenham, Peckham, Waterloo, Bankside, Brixton, Norwood, London Bridge, Lewisham, New Cross Gate, Blackheath, Catford, Forest Hill, Beckenham, Crystal Palace, Old Kent Road, Hither Green,

Osteopath in London Bridge, osteopath south east london, SE1, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28, SE1P, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23

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*Your FREE Discovery Osteopathy in London Consultation – what to expect

During a FREE discovery session, as the name suggests, an osteopath assess the patient and diagnoses the issue. The objective of the 15 minute session is to understand the root cause of pain in any area of the body, and determine the right procedures to treat it. At the end of the discovery session, the patient is informed about their condition and it is then their choice if they would like to go forward with the procedure. In the case the patient want to immediately start the treatment, the same can be done right away as when the appointment is booked, the osteopath is reserved for 45 minutes instead of 15. On the other hand, if the patient does not want to go forward with the treatment, they will not be charged anything.



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*FREE Discovery Consultation for you

  • Our professional and qualified registered osteopaths will carry out an assessment  for which is the best treatment options for yourself.
  • After this they will provide this information to yourself to see if you would like to proceed to treatment. If you would like to straight after your 15 minute discovery consultation this is no problem as the time has already been booked into for yourself (10-15 mins consultation & approx. 30 minutes examination & treatment). Times can vary, usually depending on your condition or injury, so please bear this in mind).
  • After your FREE discovery consultation if you do not wish to proceed this is absolutely fine!
  • Medical, foot health and osteopathic treatments are not discounted and carry the full charge.