Our Approach to caring for You
Body Back Up Health Consultancy – Established 1988


British School of Osteopathy Graduation Ceremony 1988.   Robin Lansman being presented with his Osteopathy Qualification by Princess Anne.

British School of Osteopathy Graduation Ceremony 1988.
Robin Lansman being presented with his Osteopathy Qualification by Princess Anne.

Robin Lansman working at the London Marathon, supervising British School of Osteopathy students. Meeting the Princess Royal again.

Robin Lansman working at the London Marathon, supervising British School of Osteopathy students. Meeting the Princess Royal again in 2012.

Robin Lansman at the British School of Osteopathy the 100th Birthday

Body Back-Up was established by Robin Lansman in 1988 to provide comprehensive treatment and advice for people suffering from muscular and joint pains; including Back Pain.

We are fully trained primary health carers, trained to assess and treat a wide range of muscle and joint injuries in any part of your body – everything from backache, headache, neck and shoulder tension, to knee pains and sports injuries as well as so-called “trapped nerves” and “slipped discs”.

Our team of Osteopaths aims to offer a professional point of contact and a range of skills to help the individual tackle their particular condition.

A Helping Hand from Body Back-Up

Body Back-Up Osteopathy and Sports Injury Consultancy offers you a modern, professional “hands on” approach, providing helpful advice and remedial exercises, as well as immediate treatment and pain relief – and if your need is urgent, we aim to see you within 24 hours – or the same day if  possible, at one of our clinics locations

There are 2 Body Back-Up Clinics in Maida Vale, London W9, near Paddington and our Head Office Clinic in Maidenhead, Berkshire

We seek to restore optimal functioning of your body where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Our patient centered approach to health and well-being means we consider your symptoms in the context of your full medical history, as well as your lifestyle and personal circumstances. The Body Back-Up team of Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and uphold the highest standards of patient care, best practice and conduct.Evidence Base informing our careWe are obliged to complete a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development every year to keep our knowledge up-to-date and remain registered.

Please refer to the ‘UK Beam trial’ for research on manipulation for Lower Back Pain, as well as the N.I.C.E. guidelines on Back Pain Care.

The Musculo-Skeletal-Services-Framework is useful to refer to as it also recommends Osteopathy for Bio-mechanical Back Pain.

The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) offers a breadth of Osteopathic Research activity.

Robin Lansman was President of the Institute of Osteopathy 2016 and 2017.

He represented his profession at many events in the UK and around the world.

He was invited as president and alumnus of the British School of Osteopathy the 100th Birthday of the largest osteopathy school in Europe.

Once again he was Presented to the Princess Royal ( Patron of the BSO )
29 years after meeting her at his Graduation.

All in the hands – history of Osteopathy

Andrew Taylor Still, founder of the disciplineserved as a hospital orderly and “de facto surgeon” during the Civil War. The death of his first wife and five of his children (from childbirth and common epidemic diseases) led to Still’s disillusionment with contemporary medical practice. Much of it did more harm than good, he concluded.
After briefly attending classes at a conventional medical school and resuming the treatment of patients, Still developed a theory that most maladies were expressions of musculoskeletal mis-alignments that interfere with blood flow and nerve function. Many of them from asthma to paralysis could be diagnosed and cured by manual adjustment of the spine and other bony processes.
He called his approach “osteopathy”,  coined it from the Greek words for bone and suffering, although “-pathy” had come to signify a method of treating disease.
Still worked out a system of manipulative therapeutic techniques and began teaching them in a course at his new school (today the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Mo.), along with what he described as “exact, exhaustive, and verifiable knowledge of the structure and function of the human mechanism, anatomical, physiological and psychological, including the chemistry and physics of its known elements.”
His fundamental principle was that the body, mind and spirit are inextricably connected in each human being.

The goal of medicine is to prevent and if necessary repair breakdown of the body’s self-healing capability. He advocated good nutrition, exercise, a positive attitude and musculoskeletal readjustments when appropriate.

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

Parking map near Maida Vale Library

There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

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Our Osteopaths will explain:

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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