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Cranial Osteopathy

Our osteopaths specialises in cranial osteopathy for treating adults, children and new born babies.

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle hands on technique that follows all the principles of osteopathy – working on the body as a whole, treating the person not the diagnosis and encouraging the bodies innate ability to heal itself.  

A cranial osteopath will treat the whole body not just the head. The term cranial simply implies that treatment techniques are also used for the skin, fascia, bones and joints in the face and head as well as the body.

Cranial osteopaths do additional training to develop a sense of touch to feel subtle changes in tension and tissue quality in order to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction in your body.


Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective approach to treating a wide range of problems you may have.

Cranial osteopathy is useful for:

  • Neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Head injury
  • Stress
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • IBS
  • Hip and knee pain

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists & Osteopaths are here to help!


Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

How does it feel?

Cranial osteopathy is very gentle and relaxing treatment using gentle pressure and tension to bring about changes in your body. You may feel a light aching  sensation and warm where the osteopath is working, but also a deep sense of relaxation.

What to expect…

Your first session of cranial osteopathy may feel quite strange, in fact it may feel like they are not doing much at all. However, they are using their sense of touch to delve into your anatomy and physiology, listening carefully to your body, sensing where both physical and emotional trauma have cause you problems. During a treatment your cranial osteopath is guided to these area of pain and dysfunction and will use their treatment techniques to restore balance in your system and release these areas of tension.

Who does it help?

Cranial osteopathy is widely known for the treatment of children and babies. It is equally effective for adults and the elderly suffering from both acute and chronic conditions.

Is it safe and does it have any scientific basis?

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and safe treatment, there are no joint manipulations or other vigorous massage techniques involved.

Although it is difficult to ‘prove’ cranial osteopathy works from a scientific research point of view, we do know that many people enjoy this treatment and feel better for having it.

I could not recommend Wandsworth physiotherapy more highly. Both Steve and Sid were invaluable to my marathon preparation and because they offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports massage they are able to treat people in numerous ways to get the best results.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Great Physio. Adele is very knowledgeable and helpful. She knew exactly where the pain was and was able to fix it. Everyone is very friendly. It's definitely worth a visit if you have any sort of pain!

Rebecca Nakhle

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

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Cancellation policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and result in you needing to pre-pay for appointments thereafter.
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Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 15:00


338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days

0203 322 9455 | 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS