Osteopathy for

Central & East London in Bethnal Green

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We are

Osteopathy London for Central & East London since 2001. John Mallinder Osteopath & Cranial Osteopath and Gervais Roubeix offer treatment for all ages from the Roman Road in Bethnal Green.

Our clinic

The Plane Tree provides not only osteopathy, but a range of other therapies for body and mind with experienced practitioners including massage, acupuncture and psychological therapies.

The Plane Tree

our calm therapeutic space run by John with his Psychologist wife Martina, is 3 minutes from Bethnal Green Tube on the Central Line, and easily reached from all of East & Central London and Hackney.

We will

work with you to resolve your issues quickly, and to appreciate both the physical dimensions and the relationship between body and mind in pain and dysfunction.

Our aim

is to return you to your work and usual life, help you rediscover the simple pleasures of movement and exercise, empower you to remain healthy, and feel human again.

We provide in-person treatments working to guidance from our comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment for both Osteopathy London (available here) and our home The Plane Tree Clinic.

You are asked to wear a facemask and sanitise on entry to the clinic.

If you are uncertain about the suitability of osteopathy then please reach out to John on 07931 356 295 or via email at johnosteopathylondon@gmail.com.

Appointments are easily made online. Please see our booking page from where you can see our availability, and view our fees in the FAQ section.

Stay safe & well,
John & Gervais

About us

Osteopath John Mallinder at Osteopathy London

John (Clinic Director)

John has over twenty years of osteopathic experience, and tutored technique and in the clinic of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine for five years. Originally from East London, after travels abroad and time living elsewhere, he settled in Bethnal Green to live and work in 2001, and has since experienced the enormous changes to Tower Hamlets and Hackney. He enjoys treating all ages from infants to older people and is as comfortable with direct mechanical osteopathic manipulations as he is with gentle and subtle cranial osteopathic techniques.
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Osteopath Arturo Del Val Anguita at Osteopathy London

Gervais (Osteopath)

Gervais developed an interest in osteopathy after receiving significant benefits from osteopathic treatment in his youth. Moving to the UK he studied at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), graduating with a Masters in Osteopathy.  In addition to structural osteopathic techniques, the ESO specialises in teaching the subtle techniques of Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy, that Gervais uses to supplement his work. Further qualifications in Sports Massage and Medical Acupuncture enable him to provide a broad range of techniques to support his patients. 
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Osteopathy for:

  • Mechanical Neck Pain
  • Sciatica & Trapped Nerves
  • Muscle Spasms
  • General Acute & Chronic Backache & Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritic Pain & Stiffness
  • Generalised Joint Pain & Stiffness
  • Digestive Issues
  • Lumbago
  • Stress & Tension
  • Frozen Shoulder Sports Injuries
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder, Elbow Pain
  • Headaches from Neck & Back Issues
  • "I've been having osteopathy with John on and off for around 10 years or so now; he's always been reliable and consistent, and I trust him completely. He is highly skilled, professional, gentle, friendly and kind."

  • "I have received excellent osteopathic treatment from Gervais. Over several sessions of treatment and with useful exercises to do between sessions, I am back to moving normally and pain-free which is excellent."

  • “After suffering with lower back pains for sometime, John took the time to hear what issues I had and then went to work. He’s also given me the tools to work at home on my stretches and exercises which have invaluable and given my back a new lease on life.”

  • “He (Artuo) really knows his stuff and it only took two visits to untrap the nerve that caused the numbness. Very patient and empathetic professional. Highly recommended”

  • "I really like the Plane Tree. It’s clean and beautiful and the service is professional and very friendly. Having osteopathy with John really helped my ankle recover from a bad sprain."
  • “Very attentive, gentle and professional osteopath, I am always relieved after my sessions. I highly recommend Gervais.”
  • “I highly recommend John! I have seen 3 different osteopath before him...After a few sessions with john, I felt so much better and I never experienced pain there anymore.”
  • "I am so grateful to John, he helped us so much with our preemie baby. She started developing so fast after just the first session.”

Julia Matova
Julia Matova
I am very glad my husband and I found John to treat our baby son. It’s not an easy thing to find a good osteopath, who is qualified to treat babies. We took our son to John at the age of 4 months, and I regret we didn’t do that earlier. I had vacuum delivery and started worrying about my son’s neck. Apart from being a great specialist, John understands babies and knows how to make friends with them. My son is suspicious of new people, and didn’t let John touch him during the first visit. John was very patient and gentle, he is not the one to force treatment on babies. And by the end of our second visit he made friends with my son. Thanks to our sessions my son became more aligned and showed no signs of neck tension. John always inquired after my psychological health, and gave recommendations how to manage fatigue and anxiety, because the baby felt and lived my emotions. We will definitely go on taking our son to John from time to time to make sure the baby is developing normally.
Dom V
Dom V
Treated by Gervais. I have received excellent osteopathic treatment from Gervais. Over several sessions of treatment and with useful exercises to do between sessions I am back to moving normally and pain-free which is excellent. Treatment sessions with Gervais have been friendly, on-time, covid-secure, thorough and extremely helpful. Very happy to recommend. The location in Roman Road (3 minutes walk to Bethnal Green tube station) is easy to get too and the treatment centre is a relaxing and calm space to be in.
Rose Lee
Rose Lee
We went to John to help our newborn daughter with some realignment after a difficult birth. He did a brilliant job, he was really good with her and obviously very experienced with treating young babies. We saw him three times in total to help her loosen the muscles in one side of her body and realign her. He also gave us lots of advice for helping her to settle after the distress of birth. We couldn’t recommend him enough, he was so knowledgeable and helpful.
Silvia Murguia
Silvia Murguia
Kind and attentive Osteopath, very gentle and holistic in approach.
Louise Méloy
Louise Méloy
Neck pain treatment by Arturo: I strongly recommend Arturo for his skills, the accuracy of his diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Instantly after my first session I was relieved and have now recovered full neck mobility. Also, acupuncture worked very well!
Lily McCallin
Lily McCallin
The Planet Tree is such a clean and welcoming place. And also it's location is so convenient and easy to find. Arturo is such a great osteopath who is reachable and helpful. Thanks to him my injured shoulder is getting well day by day. I highly recommend this place, believe me you won't regret.
Elo Die
Elo Die
I highly recommend John! I had pain for more than 2 years, on my neck. I have seen 3 different ostheopath before him...After few sessions with john, I felt so much better and I never experienced pain there anymore. Then he helped me with differents issues during all my pregnancy, he is an amazing practitionner! And very kind person!
Dh. Garavavati
Dh. Garavavati
I really like the Plane Tree. It’s clean and beautiful and the service is professional and very friendly. Having osteopathy with John really helped my ankle recover from a bad sprain.
Melanie Fay
Melanie Fay
I’ve always been really happy with my treatments here. John is a really excellent osteopath who listens, takes every detail into account and has a really professional and knowledgeable approach. I feel I’ve learnt a lot about my body and also the steps I can take myself in order to improve my health. Would highly recommend.

Get in touch

Contact & book

Book online on our bookings page. To chat with John to decide if osteopathy is right for you, email or call 07931 356 295. See the bookings page FAQ's for our fees.
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Your consultation

is an hour long and allows for a thorough case history taking, examination, diagnosis, treatment & advice.
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Your treatments

are 40 minutes long and continue the work towards resolving your issues.
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Our clinic

The Plane Tree is a calm professional space in Bethnal Green at the heart of East London offering osteopathy, massage, other physical therapies, and a range of psychological therapies since 2011. Many of our patients walk from Hackney, Shoreditch, Mile End, Bow, Stepney or the beautiful Victoria Park to reach their osteopath appointment. Visit the Plane Tree Website.

We are just 3 minutes walking distance from Bethnal Green tube, one stop from Liverpool Street and the City, easily reached Stratford, Central London and further afield. The bus stop outside our clinic connects to Docklands, Canary Wharf and other parts of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.


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