What is Osteopathy and how does it work?


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment designed to provide pain relief for the body's structural and mechanical problems. A gentle form of treatment, Osteopathy can benefit most types of aches, pains and strains in people of every age.An Osteopath undergoes an extensive four year course including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body. This knowledge allows an Osteopath to analyse your problems and diagnose your complaints, using a variety of clinical skills, with the use of Xrays and other tests if necessary.Osteopathy is the first complementary therapy to have undergone statutory regulation by Parliament. This gives an Osteopath similar status to a doctor or dentist and guarantees a patient the equivalent high level of protection.

The Wimbledon Osteopathic Clinic is one of the most established practices in South West London and having been in Wimbledon Village for nearly 40 years, now shares premises with 207 Health and Beauty.


Osteopathic treatment is given for musculoskeletal conditions with emphasis on management and prevention.


We are a friendly and caring Practice and all ages are treated.We have a very close link with all local doctors and a private hospital for X-rays and Specialist referral. Treatment can be claimed from your private health insurance company - eg Bupa, AXA PPP etc. (with doctor's referral).


David qualified in 1984 and has a special interest in sports injuries. He also practises one day a week in the Fulham Medical Centre, and can be contacted there on 020 7385 6001. His website is www.wimbledonosteopaths.co.uk



BACKACHE - affects four out of five people at some time, backache is the most common complaint.

SCIATICA - irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies the leg.

HEADACHE - neck and shoulder tension caused by stress or by sitting in front of a computer all day!

JOINT AND MUSCLE STRAIN - Osteopaths treat joint and muscle strain in any part of the body including the hips, knees, legs, ankles, feet, wrists, elbows, shoulders, arms and ribs.

SPORTS INJURIES - treatment can benefit sports men and women at all levels, especially those wishing to get back to their sports quickly after injury.

PREGNANCY - can cause back pain and discomfort due to changes in posture.

ARTHRITIS - normal wear and tear of the joint surface can result in Arthritis or Osteoarthritis. Treatment can help relieve pain and restore some joint function.

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY - or RSI. This is associated with people who spend long periods of time with computer keyboards, but also includes injuries such as 'tennis elbow'