COVID-19 Update

We are open and providing eyecare, including emergencies, contact lenses and eyewear by remote (virtual consultations) and pre-arranged appointments only. Please call us on 020 8520 3769 to make your appointment or if you feel you vision has changed or have a problem and we can arrange to see you. Your safety is our priority. Thank you for following these measures to keep everyone safe.

We have been established for over 40 years and are one of the oldest independent practices in Walthamstow. The team at Wood Street Opticians strive to offer the best customer journey by offering personalised care and value. We take great pride in offering every patient the absolute best in vision care and eye health, especially with the recent investment in new technology.

The expert optometrists and experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available for you and your whole family. Glasses and contact lens fittings during a yearly eye exam will be selected based on individual lifestyle needs. We value our relationship with you. When you visit the practice, the goal is that you will leave completely satisfied and confident with our optometrist, optician, staff, and services.

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What is Osteotherapy?

Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care. It is considered to be complementary and not an alternative to conventional medical care.

Osteopathy focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues) and the way in which this inter-relates with the body as a whole.

Osteopathy treats people of all ages, including sports people, the elderly, pregnant women, babies and children.

Osteopathy can help the following symptoms and problems:

  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip/Knee 
  • Acute/Chronic Neck Pain 
  • Muscle Spasm 
  • Migraine 
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) 
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) 
  • Acute + Chronic low back pain 
  • Neck related headaches or dizziness 
  • Knee Pain 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Whiplash Associate Disorders 
  • Circulatory Problems 

  • Shoulder Girdle Pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Cramp 
  • Neuralgia 
  • Arthritic Pain 
  • Rheumatic Pain 
  • Stress/inability to relax 
  • Aches and Pains 
  • Digestion Problems 
  • Planter Fasciitis 
  • Joint Pains 
  • Minor Sports Injuries

However patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more, an osteopath will be happy to talk to you.


Osteopaths use their hands both to discover the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques.

These may include soft tissue stretching, rhythmic passive joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint.

Gentle release techniques are often used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients.

Visiting us

When you visit us for the first time, a full medical history will be taken and you will be given a thorough physical examination, e.g. check your reflexes, take your blood pressure and refer you for further tests such as X-rays, if we think you need them. 

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. If you wish, you can have someone present through-out your consultation and treatment.

The NICE (National Institute For clinical Excellence) - Guideline in May 2009 recommends Osteopathy in the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain. 

A medical research council trail comparing treatment options for lower back pain found that spinal manipulation, added to GP care, is clinically effective and the most cost efficient option for patients

Contact us,

in Walthamstow, London, for further information on our osteopathy treatments.