Oakwood Osteopaths N14 | Osteopath in Southgate, Enfield

Local & professional osteopaths near Southgate, Enfield in North London

Osteopathy treatment to the upper neck in a patient with a headaches

Are you in pain with a bad back or a sore neck? Our osteopaths provide exceptional care for these problems as well as treating pain in areas including the shoulders, arms and legs from trapped nerves.

Why Choose Oakwood Clinic Osteopaths?

  • Professional, high quality treatment: our osteopaths have at least 3 years training and have several years postgraduate experience. They are professional, caring and perfectly placed to help you get back to your best.
  • Gentle or firm treatments available: treatment is suited to the individual – while some people prefer firm massage and treatments, others are more sensitive and benefit from a very gentle approach.
  • Male and female osteopaths
  • Effective for babies and children as well as adults, and is also safe for the elderly
  • Our osteopaths will give you the advice and exercises you need to reduce the chance of future problems after treatment finishes

We are dedicated to getting you back to your best as quickly as possible and relieving your pain.

Trained to look at the whole body as well as the area that is causing pain, our osteopaths are highly skilled at assessing and treating all muscle and joint problems


When treating infants and the elderly, our osteopaths use extremely gentle treatments.

Our Osteopaths Treat:

  • General back pain
  • Thoracic (middle) back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle tension
  • Trapped nerves in spine
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Joint problems such as hip, knee and shoulder pain
  • Stress and anxiety, tension from trauma or shock
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Pregnancy related problems such as pelvic pain
  • Children's aches and pains

What to Expect With Oakwood Clinic Osteopaths

Osteopathy treatment on a patient’s back to help with back pain

Your first osteopathy treatment at Oakwood Clinic will normally be 45 minutes, during which your osteopath will spend time at the beginning of the session taking down key information about your health and lifestyle.

Your posture and movements will be checked, and your osteopath will do some assessment tests to gain a clear picture of the cause of your problem. This may include hands-on tests on or around painful areas to check for tense muscles or stiff joints.

Your osteopath will assess you to make a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs to help get you back to your best as quickly as possible, and will then explain the findings to help you understand your condition.

Follow-up treatments are normally 30 minutes – though some patients request treatments lengths of up to 60 minutes – and include a brief reassessment, followed by a full osteopathic treatment session.

Your osteopath may also give you stretches or exercises to continue with during the week. These are recommended for your individual needs to help you maintain the benefits of your treatment, and help you recover as quickly as possible. You are free to ask any questions about staying pain free and healthy; we are more than happy to assist our patients.

Our calm, spacious and relaxing osteopathy treatment room

Cranial Osteopathy in Enfield, Southgate

Cranial Osteopathy can be effective for babies and children with:

  • Sleep problems
  • Feeding problems including poor latching on and regurgitating feed
  • Restlessness
  • Colic
  • Respiratory problems such as cough and runny nose
  • Wry neck
  • Baby turns on one side all the time
  • Flattened areas of the head
  • Ear infections

A young baby enjoying a cranial osteopathy treatment

Cranial osteopathy treatments can also help adults for a wide range of problems including:

  • Long-term or chronic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pain which has been resistant to other treatments
  • Stress relief
  • Helping the body to recover from bereavement, shock or trauma
  • Accidents and whiplash

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle treatment. Using a very light touch the therapist senses areas of tension and dysfunction, and by gently holding the area the body begins to release this stored tension.

Very often the cranial osteopath will work on the head, gently cradling it to release tension. There are several bones that make up the skull, and our Oakwood cranial osteopaths are highly trained to sense when there is a lack of normal movement in the joints and in the meeting points or "sutures" of the skull.

You are likely to feel relaxed during and following a cranial osteopathy session. You may also notice an improvement in pain relief and less stress afterwards. Babies respond to the treatment very well and usually leave the clinic in a relaxed sleep.

 A mother and child looking happy after a cranial osteopathy treatment has helped his ear problems

Because of these positive effects, cranial osteopathy is very popular with parents who have babies who are struggling to sleep or are restless and colicky. Babies often need two or three treatments to settle these problems.

Cranial treatment can also help people with long-term pain and ailments and for those who have failed to respond fully to other treatments. People who have suffered accidents and whiplash often find cranial osteopathy relieves the tension in their bodies which may result in less pain.

It is also increasingly used for stress relief and re-balancing after a difficult time such as bereavement, shock or trauma.

Local Areas We Service

We are based locally in Oakwood, North London, a short journey from Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Barnet, Hadley Wood. We are based in N14 and are local to N13, N21, EN1, N11, N22 and more.

We are available to treat anyone who can reach us, though the following are local areas that many of our local osteopaths treat people from:

  • Southgate N14
  • Winchmore Hill N21
  • Palmers Green N13
  • Enfield EN1, EN2, EN3 and EN4
  • Barnet and East Barnet EN4 and EN5
  • Hadley Wood N11
  • North Finchley N12
  • New Southgate
  • Friern Barnet
  • Cockfosters
  • Bounds Green
  • Arnos Grove

Our postcode is N14 4AP and we are easily reachable by car – with dedicated parking spaces for patients – or by the 121 or 307 bus that stops just a few minutes’ walk away at Oakwood Station or the 299 which stops one-minute walk away from the clinic.

The clinic is only 7-8 mins walk from Oakwood tube station, so those travelling from Arnos Grove, Cockfosters, Bounds Green, Wood Green or Southgate Station can reach us easily. We have free on-site parking as well as disabled access.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to a therapist, call us on 020 8440 3629 or email info@oakwoodphysio.co.uk

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"He has treated me for various problems, most noticeably helping to keep me upright and mobile on my feet. He miraculously mended my wrist and right hand, complete with trigger finger which I thought would never work properly again. "

Mrs D.

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