Robert Shanks

Osteopath and Clinic Director, Spine Plus

As company director and co-founder Robert is part of the driving force behind Spine Plus' multidisciplinary approach. Robert has been strongly influenced by his mother, a chartered physiotherapist with 40 years’ experience. Robert graduated as an Osteopath in 2000 and subsequently furthered his education with several postgraduate courses, notably in medical acupuncture, electrotherapy and clinical Pilates (the latter with the renowned Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute). As well as treating sports injuries and tension headaches, Robert’s other main area of special interest is the management of patients with chronic low back pain and neck pain associated with disc problems, prompting him to write the book 'Back Pain decoded', available in print (and on Kindle) from and also