Dr Oliver Thomson PhD is a leading London osteopath. Using the latest research, he provides effective treatment for back pain and sciatica, incorporating osteopathy, manual therapy, exercise advice and education. He has extensive experience in helping patients with acute, recurrent or chronic back pain, where other treatments and 'quick fix' approaches have not been successful.

Based in Belsize Park, his extensive clinical expertise and evidence-based approach will meet all your musculoskeletal healthcare needs, no matter how complex.

Choose us for effective relief for your back pain and sciatica:

  • Leading London osteopath

  • Persistent chronic back pain and acute episodes

  • Detailed clinical examination, explanation and diagnosis

  • Modern approach using the latest research

  • Exercise and rehabilitation

  • Professional, friendly and supportive approach


A leading London osteopath, Dr Thomson has extensive expertise and experience in treating and managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly back pain and sciatica. Using the latest research he puts the individual patient at the heart of any treatment plan so that you'll be involved in all the decisions regarding your care.

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Dr Thomson is an experienced researcher and academic. He collaborates with researchers worldwide and has published extensively in the areas of clinical reasoning, biopsychosocial model of back pain, qualitative research and grounded theory.

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Dr Thomson is currently an Associate Professor at the University College of Osteopathy in London, and he has held several teaching and lecturing positions at educational institutions in the UK and Scandinavia. He regularly holds seminars, workshops and CPD courses for osteopaths, manual therapists, healthcare professionals.

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If you're experiencing back pain, sciatica or another musculoskeletal problem or have been failed by 'quick fix' treatments and promises, Dr Oliver Thomson can provide effective evidence-based treatment and advice. He is based at BodyMatters Clinic, located at 1 McCrone Mews, Belsize Park, London, NW3. With free on-site parking, it is easily accessible via car or public transport (Jubilee and Northern tube lines) from central London, Camden, Hampstead, Golders Green, St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead and Chalk Farm.

Appointments can be booked online or calling 0207 419 7900.

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Dr Oliver Thomson PhD

🔹Outsider Osteopath 🔹Associate Professor @officialuco 🔹Online MSK Educator/Mentor @wordsmatter_education 🔹Podcasting via @thewordsmatterpodcast

Remember ‘pericardium gate’? ❤️🤏🏼

Going LIVE on Facebook and Instagram TODAY at 1pm (UK BST) to explore this and the surrounding issues plus answer any questions.

The video should remain to be re-watched on my profile after the event 🤞🏼
Navigating and making sense of research evidence whilst also judging its quality and usefulness for practice is difficult. Full Stop.

Our paper on making sense of research evidence is OPEN ACCESS 🥳

It’s badged ‘for osteopaths’ but hopefully useful to all HCPs 😀

Great working & writing with smart & passionate clinician-researchers 🙌🏼

Open access via International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Research is an arduous, expensive and difficult pursuit. 

It’s even more challenging when funds and expertise are limited in a small-ish profession like osteopathy where research culture and opportunities are still developing.

So a massive Congratulations to the @uco_london Research team on our first submission to Research Excellence Framework (REF). 🥳🥳🥳

REF is a notoriously gruelling and competitive process so I’m immensely proud that 22% (4*) of the outputs have been rated as world leading and 22% (3*) as internationally excellent, recognising UCO’s important contribution to osteopathic research. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m very proud to work with such a fantastic team of researchers 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@stevevogel_formandfunction @drjerrydr @andrew_the_osteopath 

#REFResults #osteopathy #osteopathyresearch