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Have you injured yourself or are you suffering from a long term problem?

Whatever has happened, don’t despair, help is at hand! Whether you have fallen over, injured yourself playing sport or have a postural problem that concerns you, we are here for you.

Osteopaths are experts when it comes to physical pain or injuries as this is what most people present to osteopaths for. This includes muscle, joint and nerve problems but also extends to digestive and nutritional presentations too.

We treat a huge variety of problems but some of the more common ones are listed below.

Conditions we treat


  • Muscular Tension
  • Persistent Pain
  • Disc Injuries/ “Slipped Discs”
  • Trapped Nerves such as Sciatic Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Postural Problems
  • Arthritic Pain

The conditions listed above are just a handful of things that an osteopathic practitioner may deal with. The aim of the osteopath is not just to treat the symptoms of the problem, but to find the cause of the problem too.

If you are suffering from pain and you are looking for some form of relief then we may be able to help you, so give us a call to discuss your issue and we will let you know the best course of action to take for you.
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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy can be defined as; the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders.

Osteopaths are specialists in injuries, pain and posture among many other health complaints. They are generally thought to treat backs and necks, but osteopaths can work on the whole body, not just the spine.

Osteopathy is a therapy of increasing popularity amongst people suffering from some form of structural pain problem. It is a primary healthcare service, meaning that it is often a first point of contact for patients and a practitioner. GP’s are increasingly referring their patients to Osteopaths for treatment of muscular or skeletal injuries.

It is against the law for a practitioner to call themselves an “Osteopath” unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which means that all Osteopathic practitioners are clinically competent and you can rest assured that you will be in good hands.The issues that may come in to a clinic will vary from practice to practice, but below is a list of many of the common presentations that we see in our clinic;

How will an osteopath help me?

Your osteopathic practitioner will initially carry out a full medical case history and examinations so that they can get a complete understanding of the problem and what has caused it. After this the osteopath will be able to give you the most appropriate course of treatment, whether that is referral to a different medical practitioner, treatment or exercise prescription. Some of the treatment techniques an osteopath may use include;

  • Osteopathic Mobilisation or Manipulation of joints
  • Soft Tissue Massage Techniques
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Exercise prescription

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Our Fees


(60 Minutes)


  • Full Medical Case History
  • Examination of the presenting complaint
  • Treatment

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Follow Ups

(30 Minutes)


  • Brief catch up
  • Re-examination of the presenting complaint
  • Treatment

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AshleyRidoutOsteopathAshley Ridout

  • Masters in Osteopathic Medicine (M.Ost.Med.)
  • Diploma in Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Naturopathy Diploma (N.D.)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiology
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Level 1 & 2 Kinesio Taping Method

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About Osteopathy

What Is An Osteopath?

What does the word “osteopath” mean?

What is the difference between osteopathy and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between osteopathic and chiropractic treatment?

Is there a recognised official body for osteopaths?

Is osteopathy recognised as a mainstream, medical profession?


What will happen to me during the treatment?

How long will the treatment take?

Will I have to take all my clothes off?

Will the treatment hurt me?

How long will it be before I am pain free?

Do I get better treatment if I go to a more expensive osteopath?

Do I need to be referred by my doctor to get an appointment?

Can I get the treatment on the NHS?

Will I need to do exercises as part of the treatment?

Will I be able to drive after the treatment?

Am I likely to get the same type of pain in the future?

Am I getting myself into a process that will cost me a lot of time and money?

Will I still be charged if you refer me to someone else?

If I’m injured during treatment will I be insured?

Have you treated other people with the same type of pain?

Can I read reviews from previous patients?

Can I choose to see a male or female osteopath?

Fees and Payments

Are you more expensive than a chiropractor?

How much will the first consultation cost?

Can I pay by cash?

Other Clinics

What other osteopathic clinics are there in my neighbourhood?

Are you the most expensive osteopath in the neighbourhood?

Are you the best osteopath in my neighbourhood?

About Ashley

How long have you been qualified and how long did you train for?

Where have you worked before?

Based in North Finchley

We are located in North Finchley, London, just off the High Road, on a road called Castle Mews. Have a look at our Contact Us page to see directions.

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