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 020 8749 3792


Osteopath London - Shepherds Bush W12

Michael Francis

Registered Osteopath, Cranio Osteopath and Naturopath

Insurance clients welcome including AXA/PPP, PruHealth, Simply Health, Norwich Union, HSA

Michael worked as a classical dancer and spent many years dancing for the Royal Ballet before training as an Osteopath and Naturopath at the British College of Osteopathy and Naturopathy (BCNO). He graduated in 1991 and worked in Glasgow for four years before returning to London.

Michael uses a wide range of techniques appropriate to his patients needs and to the conditions they present. He will often recommend specific remedial exercises and hydrotherapy (the use of hot and cold water). As he is a naturopath he may also give advice on diet.

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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that diagnoses, treats and helps to prevent problems arising from and within the musculo-skeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, organs, connective tissue)

Osteopathy requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and methods of clinical investigation on the part of the practitioner.


  • Diagnose and treat complaints occurring due to injury, stress, disease and accidents.
  • Aim to enable the musculoskeletal system to work as efficiently as possible by disencumbering it from unnecessary stressors.
  • Harness the body’s innate healing processes in the search for health and normal function.
  • Believe a caring approach and attention to individual needs is paramount.
  • Refer patients on to a registered medical practitioner when appropriate.


  • Is always appropriate to the patient’s age and condition.
  • Is available to all age groups.
  • Is based on an osteopathic diagnosis.
  • Is always carried out with the consent of the patient.
  • Different techniques, eg cranial, soft tissue, structural manipulation are applied as necessary.

T raining:

  • Is a rigorous and demanding course lasting at least 4 years.
  • Osteopaths at The Happiness Centre undertake a programme of continuous professional development.

And for peace of mind:

  • Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to health care
  • Patients of any age can be treated effectively for a variety of health problems
  • Every year over 6,000,000 patients in Great Britain consult an osteopath
  • Every osteopath is registered with the General Osteopathic Council
  • Every osteopath is properly insured

Additional Information

What can I expect in my first Osteopathic consultation? 

  • Full medical and accident history taken.
  • A physical examination given.
  • You will be asked to remove some outer clothing and a simple series of movement tests performed.
  • Points of weakness, strain or specific injury will be identified.
  • The musculo-skeletal assessment will be considered alongside lifestyle factors.
  • A treatment plan will be determined and initiated.

Call 020 8749 3792 to book your session with Shepherds Bush & Hammersmith Osteopaths:

Osteopath & Cranial Osteopath - Micheal Francis
Osteopath & Cranial Osteopath - Vijay Netto
Osteopath - Aisha Afzal

Professional Bodies for Osteopathy

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is the legislated regulating and registering body of all Osteopaths in the United Kingdom. Prince Charles is an active supporter of Osteopathy in the UK and the GOsC.
General Osteopathic Council Registration Mark Where you see this Registration Certification mark from the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) you can rest assured that your Osteopath is registered and regulated. All Osteopaths working with The Happiness Centre are registered with the GOsC and complete regular Continued Professional Development (CPD). This is the Registration Number of Shepherds Bush Osteopath Michael Francis.

The British Osteopathic Association logo

The British Osteopathic Association is the Membership Association for UK Osteopaths. It represents the views of its members to the General Osteopathic Council, the Department of Health, local and national government agencies and other professional bodies.
The General Council and Register of Naturopaths logo The General Council and Register of Naturopaths is the register of persons qualified to practise naturopathy in conformity with the standards of the Register in the UK.
The British College of Osteopathic Medicine logo The British College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the leading educators of developing Osteopaths for the UK.

UK Healthcare Regulators

UK Social Care Regulators





Osteopath appointments are available during these hours:

Monday - Friday 8.30am til late
Saturday 8.30am - 5pm
Sundays massage

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE and Sports Massage are available Mon - Fri plus Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 7pm.

Osteopath - Micheal Francis
Osteopath - Vijay Netto

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Initial Consultation
around 45 minutes £55
Includes Consult and Treatment

Follow-up Treaments
up to 45 minutes £55

The number of sessions required depends on the nature of your injury, ailment or health problem. After the Initial assessment and treatment, any follow-up treament you may require is discussed in consultation with your treating Osteopath.

We accept cash and debit / credit cards including Amex.

Health insurance claims welcome such as AXA/PPP, Simply Health, Norwich Union, HSA and most other insurers. Check your private or company health insurance policy before booking, as some insurance companies require a referral from your GP.

Cancellation Policy
24 hours notice of cancellation is required or the full fee is payable.


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204 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7JD
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