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Headache Clinic

Many people suffer with headaches at some point in their life. There are a variety of reasons for headaches and most of these are not serious. Once the causes for a headache has been established, they can often be helped.

If you are suffering from headaches an appointment may help to ease your symptoms. During your appointment your practitioner will take a detailed case history, asking many questions, some of which may seem irrelevant to you. These questions are necessary to decide whether treatment is appropriate or whether onwards referral may be needed.

Osteopaths have many treatment approaches which may help ease the symptoms of your headaches, which include soft tissue massage, stretching, manipulations of the neck and upper spinal joints, lymphatic drainage techniques, acupuncture, or trigger point therapy.

During your appointment we may also advise  exercises and lifestyle changes, as well as offer guidance on your postural.

If you are suffering from headaches book and Osteopathy for headaches appointment with Thecla. Find out more about different types of headaches below.

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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.

Tension type headaches

These are the most common type of headache. Usually they are a diffuse headache of mild to moderate severity, which is often described as feeling a tight band around your head.


Migraines are a common condition causing a moderate to severe headache usually described as a throbbing. Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick, and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Cervicogenic headache

A cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck but is felt as a pain in the head. These headaches usually start in the neck or back of the head and radiate towards the front of the head. People who experience these usually also have neck pain or stiffness and certain neck movements can aggravate the pain.

Sinus headache

Sinus headaches which feel like an infection within the sinus. You may feel pressure around your eyes, cheeks, or forehead, as well as the pain worsening when bending forward of laying down.

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


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist



Thecla Tanswell

Osteopath and
Pilates Instructor


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

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.
Thank you.

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00


338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days