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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, Podiatrists & 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.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

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

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

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

Meet The Team


& Massage Therapist

Francesca Barosso


Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist





Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Clinic Address

338 Old York Road,
SW18 1SS

Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

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 may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days