020 8202 1184

July 2021

the osteopathy clinic - Osteopath - Hendon

3 Cheyne Walk, Hendon
London, NW4 3QH


I saw Shital following a car accident in which I suffered whip lash; suffice to say that after two treatments I am wholly restored. She was amazing, I had feared a long term intervention but she treated me so well and with such professionalism that I completely recovered. I would have no hesitation is seeing her again should I need to, nor in recommending her to other people - EK, London 2013


Fully accredited by the UK organisation which regulates licensing under the 1993 Osteopaths Act.

In practice since 1999.
Newly located in specially-converted Hendon premises.

What does Osteopathy treat?

Pain is a warning sign that something’s not quite right. It's an alert that tells you to stop damaging your body further.

Use the interactive diagram to see how pain may affect your body. If you think you could be suffering from any of these – don't worry, help is at hand. We can diagnose the cause of your condition and help reduce it to help you back to a healthy, active life!


Many headaches stem from problems in the neck either from trauma (e.g. car accidents) or from 'wear and tear'.

'Clunking' Jaw

'Clunking jaw' is actually called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. The small joint where the jaw meets the skull 'clicks' and gets sore with movement – sometimes associated with grinding teeth whilst asleep.

'Catching' Pain

The shoulder has a little joint at the top called the Acromioclavicular joint. This can 'catch' with movement giving a sharp pain on top of the shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder

A painful shoulder with loss of movement followed by a very stiff shoulder – can be traumatic or can happen for no apparent reason – some cases respond very quickly – others need ongoing management.

Chest Pain

Often makes people quite anxious but usually quite harmless. Can come from problems with the breastbone (sternum) or can transfer through from the spine.

Golfer's Elbow

This pain is centered on the inside of the elbow, especially associated with gripping – a whole range of treatments are effective.

Carpal Tunnel Pain

Pain and pins and needles in the wrist and into the hand and fingers, can be really distressing but often responds to osteopathy especially if caught early.


'Wear and tear' arthritis. Often responds well to osteopathy.

Groin Strain

A footballer's specialty this one though we have seen it in dancers and even water-skiers! Can be a true muscle tear or instability in the pelvis. Needs a competent assessment and treatment if it is going to settle properly.

Ligament Pain

Ligaments tie the bones together and are usually injured though trauma (e.g. a football tackle). Ligaments don't always heal easily and often benefit from a bit of help (e.g. ultrasound treatment).

Aching Knees

So often people put up with aching knees thinking there is nothing that can be done. If it is osteoarthritis we can help (see osteoarthritis). Often it is pain from behind the kneecap where the cartilage has become irritated and inflamed.

Shin Splints

Actually just means pain at the front of the leg between the knee and the ankle. Can be a variety of causes – we often find the feet need looking at, as they are the real cause of the pain, especially in runners.

Sprained Ankles

A ligament injury. They say '…a sprain is worse than a break' because pain and stiffness can be so persistent. We can help get you back to normal and show you how to reduce the chances of it happening again.

Arch Collapse

Also called 'flat foot' or 'over-pronation'. Associated with running and weight-bearing activities. Can be the cause of many postural problems giving pain elsewhere.

Bunion Pain

Does your big toe bend out? Do you have pain when you put weight through it? Don't despair – sometimes associated with arch collapse. We can show you what to do!


Car accidents are often associated with neck pain radiating out to the shoulders, headaches and even low back pain. Appropriate treatment can help you recover from this injury.

Neck & Shoulder Pain

You can wake up with this one morning or it can slowly creep on over sometime. Often associated with loss of movement to one side and quite scary pain. Not a problem, the sooner we can see you the sooner you will recover.

Thoracic Pain

This can be a sharp, catching pain sometimes associated with deep breaths.

Disc Problems

A common cause of lower back pain. Can respond to osteopathy and remedial exercises to stablilse the injury.

Tennis Elbow

You don't have to play tennis to get this pain on the outside of the elbow. Can be associated with neck problems on the same side or can come in from overloads with DIY, racquet sports or carrying heavy loads.


A vague term meaning low back pain.

Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I.)

A term that describes a range of over 20 named musculoskeletal conditions. Treatment has to be undertaken in the context of changes your working or leisure environment.

Hamstring Tears

Can be a real muscle tear anywhere from the 'Sitting bones' of the pelvis to the back of the knee or can be a nerve pain and not a tear at all.

Sciatic Pain

Neuralgia (nerve pain) along the course of the sciatic nerve, most often pain radiating down the leg from the buttocks to the toes. Mostly commonly due to a disc problem.

Wear and Tear (also see Osteoarthritis)

Most common in weight bearing joints (knee, hips) but can happen elsewhere. Osteopathic treatment and exercises can help to relieve the symptoms.

'Locking' Knee

Knee clunks or clicks and tends to 'lock' in position so you can't straighten it. Usually caused by a cartilage or 'meniscus' in the knee that gets trapped.

Calf Tears

Usually traumatic with pain going onto tip toes even just walking. Muscle tears like this usually respond well to treatment.

Achilles Tendonitis

Soreness just above the back of the heel. The strongest tendon in the body attaches here and can become irritated and inflamed. A good treatment routine will abolish the pain and more importantly – stop coming back!

Heel Pain

Can be excruciating especially first thing in the morning. A sharp pain deep in the bottom of the heel bone. Lots of causes, lots of treatment. Even a simple things like a shock-absorbing heel cushion can help so much.