Spine Plus Clinic Chigwell

SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell, on the border of Essex & East London has been successfully providing care in the Chigwell area for over 15 years, we can offer you specialist treatment and diagnosis 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 your local approved centre for IDD Disc Therapy & Shock Wave Therapy

Please remember that you really don’t have to suffer, call today at SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell, get assessed by our specialists and get on the road to recovery with East London’s & the UK’s Finest Treatment Specialist Care Team.

Our Chigwell Clinic

Our Bright & Modern SpinePlus Clinic in Chigwell provides you the perfect venue and local to be treated. We have been in the same location for over 10 years, providing specialist and effective care to the local community. SpinePlus Chigwell is one of our Specialist Local Treatment Centres, that offers our patients a welcoming environment in which to be treated by our team of high skilled consummate professionals.


What We Do?

At SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell, we pride ourselves in providing  expert back and spinal care. We also provide specialist treatments that include:

  • Medical Acupunture
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • IDD Disc Therapy
  • Cervical Traction
  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Trigger Point Therapy


Spineplus Chigwell Osteopaths are highly trained in detecting, preventing & treating health problems by moving, stretching, manipulating and massaging a person’s joints & muscles to help them to function better together. We can help treat:

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Sports Injury Treatment
  • Shoulder Injury Treatment
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment



At Spineplus Chigwell we know just how be beneficial great Physiotherapy can be to people of all ages, either to restore movement and function when someone has been injured or is recovering, or suffering a disability. We can help treat:

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation
  • Knee & Hip Pain Treatment

Call Us Today on 020 8501 0937 For Expert Care

Who We Are?

SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell is headed up by SpinePlus Partner & Founder Robert Shanks & this clinic was one of the first established in 2001. 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.

Our SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell Team

Here’s an example, you can use some of it but it must be different for each one. Robert Qualified as an Osteopath in 2000, however he was strongly influenced by his mother, Ann, a Chartered Physiotherapist and soon after graduation established Spine Plus’ first clinic in Chigwell with the vision of offering expert treatment for a range of musculoskeletal disroders that incorporated the key benefits of both professions. Early into his career Robert realised traditional physiotherapy and osteopathy did relaitvely little for pateints with sciatica and related disorders due to bulging or degenerative discs in the Spine. After initial successes with offering mechanical traction at the Chigwell clinic, Robert wanted to do even more for these patients and became one of the first clinicians in the UK to offer an advanced form of compterised traction called IDD Therapy (IDD Therapy is currently one of the most successful and fasted growing forms of therapy for pateints with degenerative discs in the spine and is currently available at three of our clinics). With additional qualifications in medical acupuncture, electrotherapy and clinical Pilates (the latter with the renowned Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute), Robert is part of the driving force behind our multidisciplinary approach.
Physiotherapist & Chigwell Clinic Manager

Ann is our head physio and the clinic manager at Chigwell. Ann has worked with us since 2000, and she 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.

Osteopath & Lead IDD Technician

Ben is one of our most senior osteopaths, having worked at our Chigwell clinic for over 13 years. 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.

After studying for a Bachelor of Science in Osteopath, Sam went on gain a masters degree in Osteopathy, for which he and gained a distinction, finishing top of his class! Sam joined the Spine Plus team in 2015 and quickly gained a deep understanding and appreciation for the approach we offer with regards to MRI interpretation and how this strongly influences the right course of action for patients with back and neck pain disorders. Sam is passionate about his chosen profession, Sam not has a wealth of knowledge but also expert hands on skills, making him an extremely competent all round practitioner.

Noel has worked at our Chigwell clinic since 2008, having established a loyal following of patients. Noel is a former Ireland martial arts champion in Tae Kwon Do and many patients comment that he seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to finding the source of their pain! Noel’s special interests include treating frozen shoulders, cranial osteopathy and “kineisio taping”. As with all our osteopaths, Noel has completed postgraduate training in acupuncture for which he has an interest in both traditional Chinese and western medical approaches. Noel is available at our Chigwell Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

Juan has been a highly valued member of the team since early 2013. Before qualifying as an osteopath in 2013 Juan was a highly successful personal trainer and massage therapist. This experience has given Juan an added dimension as an osteopath and he has become popular amongst patients seeking a “strong-hands” approach. As with all Spine Plus practitioners Juan is qualified in medical acupuncture which he often incorporates into his treatments with great effect. Juan is fluent in Spanish (as well as English).
Massage Therapist

Sam joined our Chigwell clinic in 2016 , having been head hunted by Director Robert Shanks. Sam is a truly gifted qualified massage therapist who is able to cater for people requiring stress relief and relaxation through to specific soft tissue sports injury treatment. Sam is also a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist offering nutritional advice in three areas: 1) Adult weight management 2) Pre & Post Natal Nutrition 3) Childhood weight management and Obesity prevention.

Chigwell Receptionist

Denise joined our Chigwell clinic in 2013 as a receptionist. Having lived and worked locally for many years Denise is renowned for her patient rapport, positive outlook, welcoming smile and friendly manner!

Our Opening Times

Monday – 8am – 8pm
Tuesday – 9am – 8pm
Wednesday – 8.30am – 8pm
Thursday – 9am – 8pm
Friday – 9am – 8pm
Saturday – 9am – 1pm
Sunday – CLOSED

Proud To Work With

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How To Find Us

We are so easy to find at Spineplus Clinic Chigwell as we are located on the corner of Oak Lodge Ave & Manor Road in Chigwell. So we are perfectly located for anyone in the local area or coming in from East London on the Central Line.

Coming by Tube,That couldn’t be easier. Spineplus Clinic Chigwell is within an easy 2 -3 mins walk from Grange Hill Tube Station on the Central Line.

Coming by Taxi, is also easy as Spineplus Clinic Chigwell is only 20 minutes from South Woodford or Chingford by road, and we have Chigwell Taxi’s just down the road for any return journey.

By Bus Take either the 462 route or the 362 route is about 6 or 7 minutes walk away at the top of Manford Way. The 462 bus stop is by Milwell Crescent (stop D).

By Car, We have a limited number of parking spaces on site, but free parking is available in Oak Lodge Ave.

Please see the map for full details.

Our Full Address Is – SpinePlus Clinic Chigwell, 2a Oak Lodge Ave, Chigwell, London, IG7 5HZ

Call Us Today on 020 8501 0937 For Expert Care

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