Herts Osteopathy is located in the heart of St. Albans, on Chequer Street in the centre of the city.OSTEOPATHY, PREGNANCY, POSTNATAL, SPORTS MASSAGE, INJURY REHAB, PILATES, YOGA
We offer a range of services alongside osteopathy, including pilates and biomechanical and gait assessment, pregnancy and postnatal osteopathy, and sports massage to provide a holistic approach to your health and well being.
If you are in pain, for example
- have any pregnancy related issues such as SPD or pelvic girdle pain;
- suffering with back pain post pregnancy;
- have or are recovering from a sports injury, back pain, tennis elbow or hip replacement…
- are interested in injury rehabilitation, strengthening your core for preventative measures….
- looking at pre and post pregnancy Pilates, restoring abdominal strength post birth, or rehab for biomechanical issues…..
Here at Herts Osteopathy you have a unique package of health care available to you at competitive prices.
Specialism in Pregnancy and Postnatal care
We have tons of experience with pregnancy and postnatally, commonly helping women out of pain throughout all stages of their pregnancies, and beyond….
“Jo used her vast experience and skills to for me of all pain during pregnancy and
enable me to have the type of birth I wished for.” Grace, Mum of two.
“The back pain I had during the pregnancy had been keeping me up at night and she
managed to alleviate it.” Mum of two, Hemel Hempstead.
“I suffered badly with SPD.… I felt the benefits of.. treatment within 24 hrs!”. Claire, St. Albans
“……I started [coming here for osteopathy] 3 weeks ago after suffering SPD in my second pregnancy. I could hardly walk and was in tears, but she has changed everything around for me. I was dreading birth but now I am excited for it again as I am pain free”. Pregnant mum with second child.
Our Services Include:
You will receive a full biomechanical assessment at your first appointment, and this will determine the best course of treatment. We use a variety of different techniques, and these are very specific to the individual. These include gentle articulations, soft tissue massage, myofascial release and exercise, as well as manipulations if needed. We are also qualified to use kinesiology taping, sports taping and western acupuncture alongside osteopathic treatment.
We also have a specialist paediatric cranial osteopath. Cranial osteopathy is often used by parents for babies and children experiencing abdominal discomfort or excessive crying. Parents often seek cranial osteopathy if their child has plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), and with various other complaints, for example excessive pain with teething, difficulty opening their bowels and many more conditions.
Biomechanical assessment and treatment
We will do a full biomechanical assessment, analyse the way you move, and then provide prescriptive exercises and treatment, and specialist advice to get you free from pain, and to prevent injuries in the future.
Often this service is best utilised by runners, sports participants, and regular exercisers who have found they keep picking up injuries, and are aware they are not moving as they should, or getting the most from their sport or exercise as they would like.
Book in for an initial osteopathy appointment, or initial sports therapy appointment and your practitioner will be able to assess, treat, and advise you based on your specific needs.
We specialise in pilates for pre- and post-natal ladies, and offer a highly effective core restore programme for mums to regain core and pelvic floor function with great success following pregnancy and childbirth (it is never too late!).
We provide a thorough injury and pain rehabilitation programme through exercise and functional training, and this complements osteopathy effectively for a full return to sport and exercise and work, with less chance of pain returning.
MEET THE TEAM
Principal Osteopath, Pilates & Rehabilitation Specialist
Senior Associate Osteopath
Iana Van Cutsem
Associate Osteopath and Paediatric Cranial OsteopathI’m a French osteopath, fully qualified from one of the greatest osteopathic schools in France, Isostéo. Then I practised osteopathy in France and Switzerland for 6 years, treating patients of all ages, before moving to the UK.
As well as structural Osteopathy I am qualified in Cranial, Visceral and Paediatric osteopathy and have a great experience treating pregnant women, babies and children.
Associate OsteopathI graduated from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy (now the University College of Osteopathy) over a decade ago. Following graduation I worked in the NHS which I really enjoyed and gained a vast experience and knowledge from. This then led me into private practice, and then into starting my own clinic.
Due to my experience I now like to specialise in chronic conditions, particularly arthritic conditions, where I aim to help patients manage their conditions better, and help improve day to day living, as there is so much that can be done from a treatment perspective.
I like treating back pain and associated conditions of the back, arthritic discomfort and headaches, but have a keen interest in treating patients with respiratory difficulties, notably asthmatics. Alongside effective treatment techniques, I like to show them how to breathe effectively and use the abdominal muscles correctly.
I have a hands-on approach to treatment, using traditional structural methods but have found additionally using dry needling acupuncture and kinesiology taping can be really effective in a speedy recovery.
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council, and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, and to ensure I treat patients with up to date knowledge of current developments in Osteopathy and Medicine I regularly attend courses and seminars.
When there is a disruption in our health and lifestyle it causes an imbalance which can lead to pain, and I believe I can help by treating and advising patients to restore this with a holistic approach.
Soft tissue therapist, injury rehab and yoga practitionerI am an experienced sports massage and injuries practitioner with a specialism in injury rehabilitation. I am also a fully qualified yoga teacher and offer rehabilitative yoga, which incorporates yoga practice alongside injury prevention and rehabilitation, and restorative yoga for its ability to reduce stress, lengthen and focus, and aid posture. This works really well for those in sedentary office-based jobs where muscles shorten, the spine compresses and the neck and shoulders are placed in a compromised position. This can work effectively alongside a soft tissue based approach to release muscular tensions.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
As a GP, to suffer from persistent lower back pain and stiffness provided a valuable but inconvenient insight into what many of my patients go through. Physiotherapy had always helped, but it was only when I saw Jo on the recommendation of a friend that I really understood what was going wrong and how with her help and support we could put things right, and most importantly how I could stay fit.
Hayley is friendly but v professional, and has improved my back no end 🙂Stuart
Jo used her vast experience and skills to rid me of all pain during pregnancy and enable me to have the type of birth I wished for. Jo’s knowledge and recommendations gave me thorough understanding of my postpartum situation and provided me with the right tools and knowledge to become fit and seek further help when needed. Well spirited, knowledgeable, with excellent links in the community I felt that Jo’s healing hands were almost miraculous. Since the birth of my baby I had a major operation and thanks to Pilates with Jo, I feel totally rehabilitated, invigorated and ready to take on all the challenges that a new mum of two has daily.
Try Jo Day for both osteopathy and pilates and you will benefit enormously. I highly recommend Jo’s and Herts Osteopathy services.Grace