Pregnancy Care – Before, During & After
With prescribed clinical exercises

We now offer 121 exercise sessions tailored to you and pregnancy click here to follow link
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Osteopathy & Preparing for Pregnancy 

If you are planning to carry a child and are not yet pregnant, we can examine you and detect areas of stiffness or weakness that can be  improved with exercise and treatment.  Life before considering Pregnancy may have often been full of Postural demands from working  or injury in the past. Pregnancy adds more strain.  Some areas loose due to hormonal changes, whilst some muscles get increasingly stiff as your body adapts.

Osteopathy during pregnancy

Body Back-Up Osteopaths are highly skilled and use gentle “hands on” techniques, which can be applied appropriately at all stages of pregnancy using treatment and gentle exercise we can; Get your Body working optimally during each trimester.

  • Ease some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy such as Backache, Sciatica and Pubic Symphysis pain.
  • Help prepare for the demands of labour.
  • Give postural and exercise advice to help  sleep more comfortably.

Relieve Pelvic strain & tension

During delivery the Pelvic bones must move apart slightly to accommodate the baby’s head.  Undue muscular or postural strain on the pelvis can make this more difficult, often resulting in greater levels of discomfort.

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Osteopathy after delivery and beyond 

  • Help the body to physically recover and cope with looking after and assist a return to exercise.
  • Relieve aches & pains such as Back & Neck ache from carrying and breastfeeding.

Normal pregnancy hormones cause ligaments throughout the body to soften to help it prepare for labour. Breast feeding maintains this laxity hormonally.
This softening also makes the body vulnerable to over strain and puts more demand on the muscles as they have to work harder to compensate for the lack of support from the softer ligaments.

 Tailored stretches & exercises 

Stretches and exercises are an excellent way to keep the body flexible, strong and mobile, helping to minimise discomfort.
Our Osteopaths can advise on specific stretches and exercises, tailored to the individual’s needs and postural requirements.

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphsis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) invokes a wide range of symptoms and the severity varies between women.

 Pubic Symphysis pain

This is often caused by the increased demand on the pelvis coupled with the softening of ligaments due to the normal pregnancy hormones.

 Do I have PGP?

The main symptoms are pain while walking, climbing stairs and turning over in bed.  This means that it affects virtually everything you do in a day, which can have a major impact on your life.  Pain can be at the front and/or back of your pelvis, at any stage during or after pregnancy.

 Can PGP be treated?

Yes!  PGP is treatable at any stage of pregnancy or postnatally.  PGP is caused by the joints in the pelvis not moving symmetrically or becoming stuck, which means it is part of our osteopathic care remit.

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Often caused by distortion of the diaphragm as the uterus expands.

Swollen feet or ankles and foot pain

Carrying extra weight gradually places increasing demand on the feet. Foot and calf stiffness reduces blood return from the lower limbs. Remedial exercise and appropriate supportive foot wear makes all the difference. We sometimes suggest cushion or supportive Orthotic insoles to assist the foot posture and reduce tension in the legs.

Treating Children

We offer treatment and advice for children and young adults from 6 -16 years old suffering from a whole range of conditions:

  • Postural Headaches
  • School Sports Injuries
  • Growing Pains
  • Knee Pains – Osgood Schlatters

Reduced fees may be available for under 12 year olds on request.

Chaperone is always requested and required for young people under 16 years old.


Robin Lansman D.O. BSO (London) 1988 MIHPE<br>Osteopath Practice Principal & Clinic Director<br><H2>Allied Health Professional Recognised by NHS England<H2>Past President of the Institute of Osteopathy

Robin Lansman D.O. BSO (London) 1988 MIHPE
Osteopath Practice Principal & Clinic Director

Allied Health Professional Recognised by NHS England

Past President of the Institute of Osteopathy

  Robin Lansman qualified at the British School of Osteopathy ( LONDON)  in 1988 ( Now University College of Osteopathy ). He opened the first of his Body Back-Up Clinic …
Karen Phillips D.O. – Senior Associate Osteopath<br><h2>Allied Health Professional Recognised by NHS England

Karen Phillips D.O. – Senior Associate Osteopath

Allied Health Professional Recognised by NHS England

Having been a professionally trained dancer studying at a London stage school under the likes of Arlene Phillips, she went on to work in France for several years as a …


Body Back-Up Patient Pregnancy Testimonials

Robin Lansman’s treatments helped me survive a very uncomfortable triplet pregnancy, during which I became so large that I could barely walk. Yet Robin kept me on my feet and his weekly sessions eased out many of the aches and pains associated with carrying three babies. I saw Robin right up to the birth, with my last treatment only four days before my babies were born. Each time I saw him I walked out of his surgery feeling much lighter, more comfortable and more able to cope. Robin was a massive help and it was a great relief that I had his treatments to support me through the most physically challenging time of my life.

I would definitely recommend Robin Lansman to anyone having a baby.

Mother of three & Presentation Trainer
North London


Elena Gheorghiu Homeopath


Dr Elena Gheorghiu  –  Homeopathy

For all appointments for Dr Elena Gheorghiu please use the Body Back-Up main number 01628 624544

Dr Elena Gheorghiu is a medical doctor with 30 years experience as a GP.  She started practicing homeopathy in 1982 and is a member of the London faculty of Homeopathy since 1994. Elena attends many International Complementary Medicine Seminars -to keep her knowledge up to date.

Homeopathic treatment can take place with, or without, orthodox treatment.  It is a gentle treatment with no side effects. It helps to increase the patients’ immunity and is suitable treatment for virtually all ages & stages of disease. Treatments usually includes nutritional & dietary advice.

Available in Maidenhead on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and on Saturdays by arrangement.

Registered therapist with BUPA, AXA PPP & most other health insurers.

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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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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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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