Body Mind Osteopathy
Highgate, Islington & Camden, North London

Effective, gentle, safe structural osteopathy & cranial osteopathy in North London,Islington and Camden

I have been practicing as an osteopath in the communities of Islington and Camden, North London for over 20 years. I work with sensitivity, using a blend of both traditional osteopathy and cranial osteopathy, depending on what you need.


Clinic arrangements during COVID-19

I am working from
West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, London N6 6QS
which is well served by public transport and is within easy reach of Gospel Oak overground. Gospel Oak overground is a short journey from both Highbury Islington or Upper Holloway stations - which is helpful for those clients who have been used to coming to the Holloway Road. The Holloway Road clinic is temporarily closed until government restrictions allow the centre to offer the usual group exercise and meditation sessions. I will update you when bookings are possible at Holloway.

Clinic changes in light of COVID-19

NHS COVID-19 guidance


Osteopathy and good health:

Pain and discomfort are often connected with restriction, congestion or stagnation in some area of our body or life. I aim to support your health by bringing an awareness to those areas of your body that need attention, as well as helping you be mindful of any areas in your life that might be out of balance and affecting you - like your lifestyle and daily activities. For example you might not be moving enough, or perhaps you could be doing too much and not allowing yourself time to recuperate.

A vicious circle of pain, muscle contraction, and restricted movement followed by more pain, might have come about after injury or when we've been under a lot of pressure and perhaps not able to look after ourselves as well as we could have done. This might be accompanied by tiredness and low energy. Osteopathy can help break this vicious circle.

An osteopathy session can typically include gentle rocking movements of your neck, spine, arms and legs, and gentle holding approaches to help relaxation, release of tension, and to free up restricted joints and tight muscles.
Click on the link for more information about how how I work osteopathically and how osteopathy can benefit your health.


Benefits: osteopathy & cranial osteopathy can bring relief from:

  • stress related illness - see below
  • joint pain, stiffness,aches and pains
  • back, neck, hip, knee, leg & foot pain 
  • arthritic pain
  • muscle pain
  • headache arising from the neck 
  • difficulty relaxing, stress reduction
  • frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, tennis elbow
  • general, acute and chronic backache
  • uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • sciatica
  • minor sports injuries and tensions

  • circulatory problems
  • cramp
  • digestion problems
  • neuralgia

    Osteopathic treatment and stress
    Treatment encourages the body to release into a deeper, more restorative rhythm. On a physical level this can help improve tissue nutrition and drainage, and recovery from injury. The beneficial effects of treatment on the nervous system often result in people reporting a feeling of increased balance, wellbeing and aliveness after treatment.

    If you've had an injury:
    After strains and minor sports injuries treatment can help reduce pain and swelling, and encourage healing. By looking at what may have contributed to problems in the first place we can help prevent trouble in the future.


  • Electro magnetic radiation, wifi, mobile phones and health

    Many of us benefit from the internet. That said, there’s been a lot in the news over the last year or so about how we need a break from, and time to process, the ongoing information available online. Apart from taking a break from continually absorbing the mental information itself, our bodies also need time to recuperate away from wifi and sources of electro magnetic radiation (EMF), especially at night. If we dont do this we risk affecting our health. Look at the Resources page for more information about how to protect yourself from over exposure to EMF, wifi, 5G etc


    Osteopath in Islington and Camden, North London:

    West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, London N6 6QS

    If you have any questions please call for more information about osteopathy in North London:
    07941 531 737

    Email is for non urgent enquiries only please.


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    The first treatment

    Please click on the link to find out more information about what to expect at your first osteopathy treatment, how to prepare yourself, and how many sessions you might need.


    North London osteopathy - private health insurance

    I am registered with most health insurers. You may be able to recover some or all of the cost of your osteopathic treatment from your insurer. Please check with them for full details before you come for treatment.


    North London osteopathy clinic. Structural and cranial osteopath. Camden Islington borders. Within easy reach of Highgate, Gospel Oak & Kentish Town, Holloway, Tufnell Park, N1, N6, N7, N19, NW1, NW5

    Sue Step Registered Osteopath,
    Registered with The General Osteopathic Council,
    Member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
    Cranial and Structural, Mindful based approach, North London, Highgate, Gospel Oak, Islington & Camden areas

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