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Robin Lansman, osteopath and clinical director of Body Back-Up Osteopathic Clinics
Past President of the Institute of Osteopathy
Qualified at the British School of Osteopathy in 1988
Appears regularly on BBC Radio & BBC TV
Video and Audio

Osteopathy is not just about fixing problems but taking a holistic view to health and to illness prevention. Robin is a leading healthcare practitioner whose advice is frequently sought for interviews around healthcare-related topics.

Robin speaks to BBC correspondent Tom Edwards about the move back to commuting after two years of lockdowns, the effect on people’s bodies and how to stay safe and healthy.

Robin was interviewed by the Leaders Council of Great Britain for their podcast series, discussing the promotion of osteopathy and building leadership speaking skills through his COGUK speaker skills programme.

Robin discusses working from home as part of the Mind Body Beauty Show

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Robin discusses the importance of posture in this interview for BBC Radio 2.

This practitioner is available for online video consultations

Robin Lansman qualified in London, at the British School of Osteopathy (Now University College of Osteopathy) in 1988.  He opened the first Body Back-Up Clinic, working closely with GP surgeries and sports clubs. He is now clinical director of our osteopathy clinics in West Hampstead, London, and Maidenhead, Berkshire.

He was Senior Tutor of Sports Injuries at the British School of Osteopathy for 10 years, treating sports injuries at both recreational and competitive levels, and has been on hand to give practical help at several London marathons.

Robin Has been practicing for 35 years and has taught Exercise and Rehabilitation Osteopathy – FAR  to both Undergraduates and Post graduates across the UK and Europe.
He regularly is asked for media interviews sharing his passion for his work on BBC Radio and TV.

His approach has evolved over the years and spans a holistic assessment methodology which embraces a range of biomechanical models to benchmark progress and rehabilitate patients. The hands on FAR approach combines the best of other Soft tissue release approaches, producing fast  and effective changes that also engage the patient fully in their recovery. This is also combined with bespoke muscle activation exercises that allow patients to feel empowered and motivated.

He has represented his Profession as Institute of Osteopathy President and has carried forward that role, into Coaching for the Council of Deans of Health Leadership Programme as well as being an active Trustee of the Institute Of Health Promotion and Education.


He writes regularly for the national and medical press, speaks on BBC Radio & BBC TV

and has taught Health professionals extensively throughout the UK and Europe..

Health Insurance registration:

Cigna, Aviva, Simply Health, Standard Life Healthcare,
WPA, Pruhealth, Medisure, RSA, Vitality

BUPA(London ONLY) AXA (London ONLY)

Please check you are covered for Osteopathy with ROBIN LANSMAN.

We now ask patients to pay us the fees AND RECLAIM them from their insurer – This avoids checking on levels of cover and excess payable.

Robin is available Tuesdays & Thursday in London NW3  Practice

and Mondays & Wednesdays in Maidenhead Berkshire

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Sports Injuries

Robin is an expert on treating sports injuries and was Senior Tutor of Sports Injuries at the British School of Osteopathy for 10 years. Robin is passionate about sports health and has also given his time to treat runners at several London Marathons.

Sports injuries Robin treats include injuries and sprains sustained through popular sports such as running, cycling and tennis. Many people seek treatment for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, calf pain, knee pain, “tennis elbow”, or pain in the wrists from weight training.

Functional Active Release (FAR)

By designing treatment & stretches to suit individual needs combined with FAR great results can be achieved with Older patients who want to stay fit as well as Desk bound office staff, Performance or recreational Sportsmen and women for Strength, Flexibility & Stability.

FAR is now used by Osteopaths, Physios, Chiropractors, Doctors and Surgeons from the UK, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain & Holland.

They have studied FAR as developed by Leading Osteopath Robin Lansman both in the UK and Abroad.

Arm and Shoulder Pain

Pain in the arm and shoulder can arise following an injury, a chronic condition like arthritis or frozen shoulder, or due to overuse and/or poor posture, as in the case of RSI.

Robin is a specialist in arm and shoulder issues. He identified and treats Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a condition where nerves become trapped between the collarbone and the first rib, commonly due to poor posture, which can cause numbness or pins and needles in the arm.

Runner experiencing sports injury in the back of their leg

Gait and Orthotics (insoles)

Robin is an expert in assessing foot, knee and ankle mechanics and prescribing specialist low-cost orthotic insoles to improve walking and running gait. Body Back-Up keep a stock of orthotic insoles for sale, and can assess the right insole for you via an online video consultation.

Robin appears frequently in the news, discussing osteopathy and other health-related matters. These are a selection of the articles in which he has contributed an expert view.

Daily Mail
Could YOUR teenager’s computer habit give him a humped back?
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The Sun
Mobile phones blamed for rash of neck pain
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City AM
Rein in back pain
View Article

Lessons Learned: Robin Lansman – Body Back Up
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Fun Palaces
#TinyRevolutions – walking better for better health
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The Times
Get on top of what to have underneath (futons)
View Article

Runner’s World
Body of Knowledge (triathlon training)
View Article

Latte Lounge
Should we really be doing 10,000 steps a day?
View Article

The Mix
Office health
View Article

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