Osteopathy Treatment at Shine health & beauty salons in Stoke Newington

Osteopathy is a long-established system of diagnosis and hands-on treatment, which views balanced motion as key to our wider health.

Practiced since the late Nineteenth Century, it aims to help your skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues work smoothly together. Although most commonly used for musculoskeletal problems, it is sought by people with a very wide range of conditions from migraines to fibromyalgia.

To book an appointment with one of our Osteopathy specialists, contact us at bookings@shineholistic.co.uk or call us on 0207 241 5033. See each Practitioner's profile for their pricing and availability.

back pain osteopathyWhat does an Osteopathy treatment include?

Depending on your needs, the treatment might include massage techniques, stretching, pressure point therapy and touch.  However, true osteopathy is far more than a method of physical treatment.

A more fundamental element is the ‘osteopathic thinking’ that’s required to understand how your health problems arose, and to aid the unlocking of your body’s self-healing potential.

Expert Osteopathy services near me

Stoke Newington

Newington Green




North London

Why is lower back pain so common and when should I get help?


As debilitating as it is, it does usually resolve itself. It is uncommon for this pain to persist longer than a couple of months after an acute injury.

Of the cases that do persist the majority of these (around 85%) are what is termed non-specific lower back pain.

One of the main reasons for pain persisting is the development of faulty movement patterns and postures which create repetitive stress on the back. This repetitive strain is what leads to the vicious cycle of pain.


What might be causing my lower back pain?


Examples of factors which might influence lower back pain include:

- Use of repetitive postures or movements such as sitting for people with a desk-based job or lifting for nurses/health care assistants
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Lack of exercise resulting in a stiffening of the spine
- Lack of exercise resulting in deconditioning which means you are more likely to strain the back during the performance of everyday activities such as lifting and bending
- Correcting faulty movements and postures will improve the way you load and use your back. However, this alone may not resolve your pain: there are other factors that influence pain and need to be considered and addressed.

Other examples of why back pain may persist are listed below.

- Physical factors (such as altered postural and movement patterns)
- Lifestyle factors (such as chronic stress, activity levels, conditioning and sleep disturbance)
- Cognitive factors (such as beliefs, fear, negative emotions, anxiety and low mood)
- Nervous system factors (such as sensitised structures, reduced pain thresholds, altered pain processing and stress response)
- Structural pathology (which is significant for a small group of people)
Different combinations of the above examples are present for each person with back pain and combine together to cause a vicious cycle of pain.


What can I do to solve my lower back pain?


Research shows that focusing on one aspect of pain alone such as physical influences (posture and movement) is ineffective, especially when pain is long lasting. We have to look at the complete picture as you may be experiencing many different aspects in your bodily systems that can affect your condition, such as your nervous system being on high alert, which can tighten your muslces more and exacerbate the problem more.

An approach to address all of the things which contribute to pain will give the best results. Find out more at our North London Holistic Health Clinics with Expert Osteopaths on hand to help you as well as Massage Practitioners.


What are your top tips for a Healthy back when working from home?


Our Resident Osteopath, Andrew Doody, has written a blog dedicated to this very topic!

How can I improve my posture?


The essence of a holistic approach is to identify the underlying issues, resolving them, and ensuring you enjoy not just symptom relief but also long-term well-being. It’s about empowering individuals to understand their bodies better and embark on a journey toward holistic wellness.

Read Leon's blog to understand how a combination of Osteopathy and AiM which offers scientific postural analysis can move you into a better range of motion and alleviate painful habituary motion.

Read Sarah's blog if you are interested in seeing how the Alexander Technique can help you to shift into better patterns.


How can I improve my quality of sleep?


A good night’s sleep is essential to your health, and an important part of your overall well-being. Back pain can significantly affect a person’s ability to get the quality and amount of sleep they need. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even be the cause of backache in the first place. This is because certain positions can place unnecessary pressure on the neck, hips, and back.
Here are some pointers of how to maximise the quality of sleep you get if you are suffering from back pain.

Osteopathy Treatment Reviews

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Christine Hathway
So pleased to have found Leon. Whether it’s pain from stress, sport or long standing creakiness he’s always been able to help. I like his friendly and focused approach. An inspired and very effective osteopath.
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Diana Anastasia
Leon is a genius osteopath, intuitive and effective. I was recommended by a friend and I’ve been coming back since, I notice the biggest difference right away. Highly recommend
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Philippa Kaufmann
I went to Leon with a back problem that has troubled me for years. In a single session he identified the problem and gave me some exercises to work with at home. He didn't tell me that I needed to come back for a follow up, but left it to me to contact him if I felt the need. That single session has completely changed my attitude to my back. I'm no longer terrified when I feel it twinge that if I carry on exercising to keep fit it will lead to long term disaster. I now turn to the exercises he gave me to settle it and carry on. Brilliant.
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Desiree McDougall
I had a great Osteo session with Leon Baugh. Thank you! I was also very impressed with the fact that there is Who Gives a Crap toilet paper (100 % bamboo and recycled toilet paper) and recyclable plastic bags in the bin in the toilet. Good to see a business with a conscience.
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C Cahill
Ive been to Andrew for a number of years for now for various running injuries, he's always been very helpful in getting me back on track and I'd have no hesitation in recommending him.
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G Hamit
Andrew has helped me out on numerous occasions, particularly after a motor bike accident, he's listened to the problems that ive had and clearly explained the causes and the best treatment to ease my symptoms. He's extremely conscientious and professional in his approach and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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G Berg
I have been going to Andrew for a few years now. I have a condition that would flare up and Andrew has always been able to sort me out. He is extremely professional and always tries to fit me in if I have a last minute appointment. I would not use any other Osteopath and due to my condition I have seen others. I can not recommend him and the surroundings of his clinic enough.
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T Hamit
I always have amazing treatment from Andrew any time I need, quite often I will have an ache and always leave feeling great again. I highly recommend. Thoroughly professional and knows his stuff.