Top 5 IDD Therapy Clinics in the UK

Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical and computerised treatment approach primarily designed for chronic back pain and associated conditions, such as herniated or slipped discs, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease. Originating in the late 20th century, this therapy method employs the use of a specialised machine to gently stretch and decompress the spine, aiming to alleviate pain and restore mobility.

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the best IDD therapy clinics in the UK. As IDD is computerised, that takes some practitioner skill level away from the treatment, however, choosing an IDD therapy machine that is operated by a clinician is strongly recommended. Physiotherapists, osteopaths and sports therapists are ideal clinicians to operate an IDD therapy machine, and can provide you with supporting advice, information and exercises to help you.

Location is key. You don’t want to be travelling more than an hour to get to an IDD therapy clinic. Although there are around 50 clinics in the UK, they do cover a good geographical area. Find one close to you, if possible.

Reviews are important too. Just check the reviews to make sure that the IDD therapy clinic that you choose is operating appropriately. In most cases, they all follow a similar pattern of treatment. That is, there is a course of 10 sessions that is signed-up to. This is in accordance with manufacturers guidelines on the use of the IDD spinal decompression machine.

Finally, check that the clinic you are using is registered with an appropriate governing body who regulates the clinic. Regulators such as the HCPC and GOsC will commit to certain standards.

1. Back in Shape Clinic – Shirley, South-East London

With 65 Google reviews, and 4.9, this extremely well-run clinic by Anthony Padgett is a key-centre for IDD therapy and spinal decompression. Anthony has a vast-level of 35 years of clinical experience, teaching, mentoring, lecturing and presenting. Anthony and his team of physiotherapists are all excellent, safe practitioners. They can support you with manual therapy, advice, spinal decompression, reformer Pilates, ultrasound, and rehabilitation. Back in Shape really care about you as a patient, as an individual, as a unique person. Go to for more information, or call them on 0208 655 1664.

2. Ashgrove Health Clinic – Rushton, Northampton

There is no better clinic for the training of the therapists who work here. Under the guidance of Claire Short and Stephen Bruce, Ashgrove Clinic is a leading provider of continuing professional development in the UK. They train thousands of healthcare practitioners through virtual and online training, making them one of the best options for skilled practitioners to provide you with IDD therapy. They offer late evenings, and free 20-minute consultations. They also offer pregnancy classes, acupuncture, mindfulness, gait analysis, rehab my patient exercises, and other therapies. Contact

3. Berkhamsted Osteopaths – near Hemel Hempstead

Berkhamsted Osteopaths are a quality centre, run by Tim Hanwell. Tim is a key leading practitioner, just outside of London, and his team are highly skilled providing exercise rehabilitation, IDD therapy, osteopathy and exercise therapy. Tim himself is very experienced with 30 years clinical practice. With 29 Google reviews coming in at 4.7 stars, you are sure to be very well looked after. Fees for osteopathy start at £70 for the consultation that includes 45 minutes. Go to

4. Spinex Disc Clinic – Marylebone, London

Spinex Disc Clinic was set up in 2014, and have been featured in many national media and press. They offer osteopathy, massage, and of course, IDD. With Spinex, you can also benefit from a free 15-minute consultation. They are open 6 days per week, and like most IDD clinics, specialise in slipped discs (disc herniations, disc prolapse). IDD therapy costs £90 per session, if ten sessions are booked. This well-led clinic can be contacted on

5. Broad Oaks Health Clinic – Birmingham

Broad Oaks Health Clinic in Birmingham is a centre of excellence for IDD, osteopathy and physiotherapy. This well-run multi-disciplinary clinic run by Mark Webb and Anne Hands, Physiotherapists, is a safe-place to seek IDD therapy in the Midlands. They provide alternative therapies too including acupuncture and psychological therapy. For more information go to

For more general information about IDD, check out the following video:

IDD therapy is an effective, non-invasive option for patients with chronic back pain, or disc problems such as a disc herniation, disc prolapse, disc sequestration, or disc extrusion. There are numerous patient testimonials and positive Google reviews supporting IDD therapy. However, of course, not every intervention will work for every patient. However, IDD therapy is a very promising therapy that’s gaining popularity.