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Charles Read & Associates, Registered Osteopaths

Bickley Surgery

£45 per session

13 Claremont Rd

Tel: 020 8467 4451
Fax: 020 8467 4451

Directions to Bickley Surgery

8 -10 min walk from Bickley station. There are frequent trains to/from Victoria and Blackfriars via Bromley South and Orpington.
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336 (every 20 minutes), the nearest stop is Blenheim Road, 10 yards from the end of Claremont Road.
208 (every 12 minutes), the nearest stop is Southborough Library on Southborough Lane.
269 (every 15 minutes), the nearest stop is on Bickley Park Road at the junction with Southborough Road.
R7 (hourly), the nearest stop is Southborough Road/Lime Close.
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Free parking outside the practice for those driving or using taxis.


November 2020: Unless advice from the Government or PHE changes,
we are able and plan to remain open and treating patients as usual during the November 2020 lockdown.

Osteopathy is classed as ‘essential healthcare’ and so exempt from closure. We have all the relevant PPE, cleaning and COVID-safe protocols in place so that our clinic is as safe as it can be.

Call today on 0208 467 4451 to book an appointment.

Please note: we cannot see you if you are at all unwell with suspected virus symptoms so please err on the side of caution. Many of our patients and some of our own staff are clinically extremely vulnerable, so we would prefer you to cancel than to put anyone in the clinic at risk. Even if you are certain it is ‘just a cold’, please stay away. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you all stay safe!

Are you looking for practitioners of complementary medicine, such as osteopathy, who can offer relief from neck pain and lower back pain? Then look no further than the team at Charles Read & Associates.
For all appointment enquiries please telephone the relevant surgeries. For more general enquiries you can either telephone us or complete the contact form below.
We aim to respond to contact form requests within 48 hours.

If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us by telephone (0208 467 4451). Should there be no reply, please leave a clear and brief message with your name and telephone number and a staff member will call you back at their earliest opportunity.

Have been using this osteopath for many years, excellent! Have also recommended to family and friends.

Charlotte Newman

Charles Read is an outstanding osteopath, exceptionally skilled in his field and with a wonderful bedside manner. I have recommended Charles to a number of friends all of whom have been complimentary about the treatment they received.

Michael Wright

I have been a regular visit to Charles Read Osteopaths for many years, where my ongoing back problems have been managed very professionally. The service from the greeting at the door to the treatment received is first class and I happily recommend this practice to friends and family.

Mark Haylock

“Three excellent osteopaths with loads of experience and a friendly setting. Easy parking. Friendly family-run practice.”

- SarahR-128

“I highly recommend this team of osteopaths who have treated me for some years. As a retired nurse with a long-standing back problem, I know that without their excellent care and treatment I would be unable to lead the busy and active life I enjoy.”

- Mrs S Ritchie, SRN SCM

“Very friendly, very professional and always fixed any ailments I have. Top quality service at your doorstep. Can’t ask for more.”

- MikeS-308

“After having two hip replacements and some spinal problems I needed pain relief and mobility help. I received this by having regular treatment from Mr Charles Read at his osteopathic practice. He and his two colleagues are dedicated to their work and have given so many people a better quality of life. I would not have kept so active without the help and advice from Mr Read. His receptionists are always helpful and do try to arrange appointments quickly if it is an emergency.”

- Mrs BM

“Charles Read & Associates is the best osteopathic practice I have ever used. Whether for an acute problem, or a regular ‘maintenance’ visit, the treatment is excellent and the osteopaths and staff are understanding, supportive and courteous. I have found out more about how my body works from Charles and his colleagues than I ever have from visiting my GP!”

- Lesley Harmer

“Charles Read is pleased to treat patients who suffer from a chronic condition. He responds with tenacity, creativity and patience to the challenges such patients present. I am just so grateful to the person who recommended him to me.”

- A satisfied patient

“Charles and Alison Read have treated myself and my family for over 20 years now and I cannot recommend the practice highly enough.

They have helped me immensely through back problems caused by a fall as a child and chronic back pain due to high stress. They also treated my very ill mother with care and compassion and have become an integral part of mine and my family’s life.”

- Anya

“I have suffered from a bad back now for many years through various ailments from a neck injury and from having a very stressful job as a teacher. As a result, I have been coming to the practice for many years – it is part of my ‘time’ for looking after myself.

I have been treated by most of the osteopaths on the team and they all offer the same high level of experience, care and well-informed advice about what works for me. As well as treating the symptoms the team has educated me to understand the cause of the symptoms and treated them. This is what makes the difference. Thank you.”

- Tara Parkhouse, Teacher

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