Who are Body Balance

Founded in 1988, by a registered osteopath and a specialist in foot surgery, Body Balance are leading practitioners of Osteopathy, Chiropody, Nail Surgery, Acupuncture and Homoeopathy.

The practice has grown to incorporate three sites at Romford, Hornchurch, and South Woodford and is able to provide a full range of professional and expert advice.

The Experts.

Body Balance is staffed by 13 qualified practitioners. Each are experts in their field and able to offer the best in professional care and advice. We have therefore been chosen to provide our services to local fund holding doctors. All our specialists continue their education with regular updates to stay at the front of their fields.

John Chaffey B.Sc(Hons),DO,MRO
State Registered Osteopath

John trained full time for four years at the British School of Osteopathy in London. He then studied for a Research degree at the University of East London looking into back pain during pregnancy. He teaches undergraduate osteopaths at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent. John has13 years practice experience

Richard Jearey B.Sc(Hons),MChs HPC
State Registered Podiatrist and Chiropodist

Richard qualified from The London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatric Medicine. He has 10 years practice experience including 9 in the NHS with 4 years as a biomechanical specialist. He has a special interest in children’s biomechanical problems and foot pain.

Our Patients Charter

Your Chiropodist will tell you

  • Why you are in pain
  • How long your recovery should take
  • How many treatments you should need.
  • Explain the treatment options and ask you to agree before treatment begins.

Kate and the other osteopaths have always put me straight when my back hurt.

Dr F Dupree


I'm much better after my treatment and back to work now. Thanks.

Emma F -

I was a little apprehensive, but quickly felt at ease with the osteopath who was very professional - he really explained what was wrong.

Mike B -

John sent me straight off to the Doctor who sent me to hospital. I am very Grateful, I didn't know my back pain was from an illness.

Joseph G -

Very professional - fitted me in a short notice and got surprising results.

David F -

Has helped a lot with my chronic back pain. You keep me going.

Jan R -