020 8202 1184

September 2021

the osteopathy clinic - Osteopath - Hendon

3 Cheyne Walk, Hendon
London, NW4 3QH


As someone who has had back surgery and had chronic pain, Shital at The Osteopathy Clinic has been my life line. I am so pleased to have found her. With her intervention I have remained pain free for most of the time: she is reactive and responsive to my needs, highly competent and professional whilst also being open and warm. I have had many years of being in the hands of other practitioners and can honestly say that she is, without doubt, the best. - JKO, 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.

About Us at The Osteopathy Clinic

Shital, Mark and Dilly are Registered Osteopaths who have all been trained at the prestigious British School of Osteopathy, the largest and oldest osteopathic teaching institution in Europe. The three practitioners work closely as a team to ensure congruent treatment between patients; they update patient notes and follow recorded treatment plans. Shital’s associates, Mark and Dilly, have been personally selected as they share her approach to the osteopathic approach. All practitioners use the same structural techniques such as articulation, manipulation and soft tissue.

Since opening, The Osteopathy Clinic has developed a reputation for effective treatment of sinus drainage issues, lymphatic issues and headaches. All practitioners are competent in applying effective relief for seasonal sinusitis, bruxism (teeth grinding), TMJ (jaw) problems and congestive lymph issues.

Shital is also a cranial osteopath and treats children. Dilly is a structural and visceral osteopath, she also specialises in orthotic assessments and fittings. Mark is a structural osteopath and sports injury specialist.

Shital Patel

Shital Patel Bsc (Hons) Ost.Med
Principle Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath

Shital takes an an integrative approach to wellbeing and works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to ensure the best possible care for each patient. She has been in practice for over 15 years and has worked primarily in North London where she has developed and maintained a flourishing practice with babies, children and adults.

Shital’s skill lies in seeing the whole person rather than simply the presenting problem. Shital is an intuitive practitioner who regards her patients as individuals and affords the respect and time necessary.

Dilly Prytherch M.Ost, Associate Osteopath

Dilly Prytherch M.Ost
Associate Osteopath

Dilly graduated with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy, and is a full member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

With experience treating patients suffering from a wide range of complaints (having treated in a variety of clinics including a GP surgery, sports injury clinic, paediatric clinic and The Royal Free Hospital), Dilly focusses on improving patient's general biomechanics and mobility, thus reducing dysfunction in the body.

She has a special interest in the musculoskeletal "aches and pains" that often exist alongside conditions such as arthritis, SLE, Multiple Sclerosis, Hyper mobility Syndrome, Hyperventilation Syndrome, IBS and IBD, and has conducted undergraduate research in the use of osteopathy in this area. Dilly is interested in the current peer reviewed pain and rehabilitation research, and is a member of the online Research Gate community.

Prior to joining the practice, Dilly was trained extensively by Shital, and adopts the same musculoskeletal approach.


Mark Childerstone BSc (Hons), M.Ost
Associate Osteopath

As a registered osteopath, Mark takes a patient centred approach to treatment, looking not only at the symptoms but the factors that cause them. He enjoys treating patients from all backgrounds of life and varying ages; from babies to boxers.

Having spent 7 years in the Great Britain Kayak team during and prior to becoming an osteopath, Mark has a specialist understanding of the human body and the biomechanics that we all use day to day. He is a trained medical acupuncturist (dry needling), and employs the use of Kenisio tape where necessary.

Mark takes a keen interest in current research and keeps up to date as much as he can between osteopathy and his own sporting endeavours.

Mark is a member of the GOsC and Institute of Osteopathy.

Agnieszka Gruszkowska, Head of Reception

Agnieszka Gruszkowska
Head of Reception

Agnieszka Gruszkowska has lived in the Hendon area for over ten years. She orginally moved from Poland. She joined the Osteopathy Clinic as a Head of Reception in December 2015.

Having graduated from Economic School with the title of Trade Specialist, she then initially worked as a childminder before spending some time in London's corporate world, in the field of warehouse managment.

You will find Agnieszka to be exceptionally helpful, as well as a very friendly and approachable personality.

Yvonne Hunt, Receptionist

Yvonne Hunt

Yvonne has lived in the area for over 20 years, having originally moved from Holland to work as an Au-pair.

A friend and patient of Shital for over 10 years, Yvonne is aware of the many uses of Osteopathy.

She endeavours to be diligent and friendly in her position and she takes the responsibility of patient confidentiality very seriously.

Yvonne also owns a cake making business, designing original handmade cakes for all occasions.