Experiencing back pain or sciatica? Don't waste time on ineffective treatments and false promises.

If you've developed back pain, the 'treatments' available are so numerous, it can be hugely confusing as a patient to know which ones to pursue. Sadly, many treatments which claim to help back pain lack any research to support their effectiveness. There is no magic bullet or quick fixes for back pain, and most episodes resolve by themselves over time and require minimal treatment from a professional. Any treatment (often in the form of 'treatment packages') or anyone that makes BIG promises  (often with a hefty price tag) are likely to be mis-informed at best and dishonest at worst.

Professional, caring, reassuring and evidence-based back pain and sciatica relief

Dr Oliver Thomson is a leading London osteopath with extensive education and experience in diagnosing, treating and managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular focus on back pain and sciatica. Using the latest research, Dr Thomson provides effective evidence-based treatment and advice to help relieve your pain, allowing you to return to normal movement and activity as quickly as possible. He takes a professional friendly and patient-centred approach to his practice, which means you'll be involved in all the decisions relating to your care.

Using the latest research, treatments include:

  • Manipulation and manual therapy of joints and soft tissues
  • Medical acupuncture/dry needling
  • Self-management advice and pain education
  • Exercise therapy and rehabilitation

Extensive experience and training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of:

  • Acute and chronic/persistent back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain/stiffness
  • Headache arising from the neck (Cervicogenic)
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capusulitis)
  • Muscle pain related to computer/desk work
  • Tendonitis/tendonopathy
  • Sports injuries

Why choose us?

  • Leading London osteopath
  • Extensive clinical experience and training
  • Comprehensive clinical examination
  • Clear diagnosis and explanation
  • Modern approach using the latest research
  • Effective pain relief
  • Pain education and self-management advice
  • Exercise and rehabilitation
  • Professional, friendly and supportive approach


Initial Consultation 60 minutes - £90

Subsequent appointments 45 minutes - £70


Most private and medical insurance schemes cover osteopathy but individual policies may vary. Some insurance companies require a referral from your doctor. Should you like to be treated under insurance cover, please contact your insurer to find out their requirements and notify reception when making your booking.

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BodyMatters Clinic is located at 1 McCrone Mews, Belsize Lane, situated in the heart of Belsize Park, London, NW3.