At northlondonosteopaths Alan Nevies and associates see many patients who present with shoulder joint pain. The shoulder joint is unique in the sense that its stability is provided by muscles known as the ‘Rotator Cuff’ and not by ligaments. The rotator cuff muscles are supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Tears to the rotator cuff.. read more →

How young is too young?

Here at we are regularly asked: How young is too young? It is often thought that because babies and children are so young they are not exposed to any stresses that may result in strains in their bodies. In reality, the birth process exposes the baby to a lot of stress and strains! This.. read more →

Exercises for Coccyx Injuries-handy suggestions from

The tailbone, called the coccyx, is the last three to five vertebrae at the bottom of the spine. Injury to the tailbone may occur when a person falls backwards, or during childbirth. Some relief from pain may be achieved through the use of physical therapy exercises. Squats Bodyweight squats can relieve the pressure on the.. read more →


At we are delighted to offer acupuncture to our patients in addition to osteopathy. Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment involving the insertion of fine needles. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine. Acupuncture is effective in a.. read more →

Keep Moving!

There has certainly been an increase of patients coming into with symptoms of excessive flexibility within their joints.  This is known as hypermobility ( or sometimes Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). A variant of this condition is now prevalent in children who appear to have weaknesses in certain muscle groups. They come to see Alan Nevies complaining of headaches, backaches, lack of energy and.. read more →

Beating the January Freeze

Whether or not the freeze up from across the Atlantic arrives here, January is the middle of winter and keeping all parts of the body warm and moving is a good idea. At we recommend that you start the day with muscle stretches slowly and gently. Put one leg in front of the other, so.. read more →

We’ll support you all the way

The service you receive at Alan Nevies and Associates at north London osteopaths is not limited to the treatment room. read more →

Osteopaths help with going back to work!

Easing back into your work schedule can be more pleasant if you have maintained some good eating and exercising habits over the holiday period. read more →

Happy New Year from North London Osteopathy

Welcome to the new year at north London osteopaths in North West London Golders Green. read more →

December Blog

Since back pain is so widespread here are some tips to help you if you start getting twinges over the holidays. read more →