Postnatal Heal and Restore

We work with women postnatally, providing care as early as a few days postnatally in some cases, working on any pain you may be experiencing, healing from birth, assessing diastasis recti, abdominal and pelvic floor function and speeding up recovery. This works so well for women who have had previous pelvic issues, or for those who had a long or traumatic birth, C-Section, episiotomy, or any woman who would like to have a thorough check and treatment to help re-balance after birth, whether in pain or not, it can help with your recovery. 

You can also find more helpful information and exercises on our blog to get you started or to use between appointments, such as ‘Tailbone Pain Postnatal (coccyx pain) is common BUT NOT NORMAL… Don’t live with it!’

Postnatal Blogs

“I’ve been seeing Jo regularly for a while now since being pregnant with my second child and can honestly say that she is AMAZING! The back pain I had during the pregnancy had been keeping me awake at night and she managed to alleviate it so I could enjoy my pregnancy again. She managed to make my hips feel comfortable and eased all the discomfort in my pelvis without causing any distress to me or the baby. I cannot recommend her enough.

I had my son 8 weeks ago via c section and started seeing her again after 3 weeks to make sure the scar area was healing properly and my muscles were fusing back together.

I am now having one to one pilates classes with her and can already feel a difference to my core. Thank you Jo!”

Mrs Smith via our Facebook page


Heal and Restore programme

mummaSTRONG is a specialist postnatal heal and restore programme that is part of our Online Pilates Hub.

Herts Osteo Pilates Hub includes classes suitable from pregnancy through to postnatal and beyond. Benefit from the amazing qualities of pilates from the comfort of your own home!

“It was recommended that I try Pilates when experiencing back problems after having my two children, I met Jo & haven’t looked back! My weekly sessions with Jo have improved my posture and I consider much more how I lift, sit & stand. I am so much happier with my level of fitness & body tone.”


Pelvic Floor and internal release work for women

Jo Day has a postgraduate in Women’s Health. As a women’s health osteopath she can treat the organs internally, and pelvic floor. Treating issues such as urinary dysfunction, leaking, episiotomy scars and birth trauma, pain with sex, stress incontinence and much more.


Pelvic floor myths debunked….

Watch this video…

Maybe squeezing your pelvic floor muscles isn’t the thing to do.
Urinary dysfunction, leaking, pelvic pain, feelings of discomfort, heaviness and prolapse. All signs that there is an imbalance in the pelvis somewhere.
It could be scar tissue, it could be strain in the ligaments, it could be adhesions, it could be an imbalance in the pelvic floor, and very often related to some of the muscles of the pelvic floor being too tight and hypertonic.
Previously, moons ago, we were told that our pelvic floor muscles were weak, and it was down to us to do our kegels, and that was it. We now know that this is JUST NOT THE case. Our pelvic organs don’t just drop. Our pelvic floor is not weak. It is very often just restricted, pulled around and out of balance.
Tight and over contracted pelvic floor, does not need kegels!
Hope you enjoy the vid.
Thanks, Jo 💜💜
Women’s Health Osteopath @ Herts Osteopathy


A unique glance into two postnatal classes to help you get started on breathing and core activation postnatally.

Lesson 1:

Short tutorial on postnatal breathing techniques for optimal recovery. To help pelvic floor and abdominal healing, and encourage rib and diaphragm mobility. This is really important postnatally, and can be done from day 1.

Lesson 2:

A short tutorial on how to activate your core muscles, after you have mastered the breathing techniques from lesson 1. This can be done very early postnatally and also through pregnancy too!

More of the postnatal programme available through our pilates on demand membership subscription, head to the Pilates on Demand section of the website. We also offer 121s in the clinic or online via video appointments to help restore and heal after birth. To help assess your core, pelvic muscles, diastasis recti, and rehabilitation too.

Hope you enjoy the classes!



We are excited to offer an online pilates membership subscription.


Members have access to a private members area of the website with a collection of over 90 classes all available on demand.

You will have access to 4 different areas:


This focuses on building the foundations: from understanding how to breathe, to using your abdominal muscles correctly, stabilising your pelvis, understanding how to activate the correct muscles in a variety of positions and then building up to classes. Instructional videos include learning how to do a press up and how to do a squat!

Pilates for All:

Classes of a variety of lengths, from ten minute blasts to longer 30 and 40 minute classes. Options for all levels, from beginners to advanced, strength to dynamic strength, and everything in between.

Specialist postnatal programme:

Restoration and healing after birth and understanding how to get back to exercise correctly, effectively and safely.

Stretch and mobilise classes and extra resources:

Spinal mobilisation, stretching, foam rolling and much more.




Initial appointments for all

1st Osteopathy appointment* (45 mins) £95

This is a standard 1st osteopathy appointment which can be booked by all new patients who do not fit into the below categories (pregnancy, postnatal, women's health, children)


1st Pregnancy Osteopathy appointment: 50 minutes - short [Initial appointment] £100

General pregnancy issues, aches, MSK pain, old injuires, headaches...

1st Pregnancy PGP care extended Osteopathy appointment: 60 minutes [Initial appointment]  £130 *Please book this appointment if you have any pelvic issues through pregnancy.

1st appointment MUMMA CHECK postnatal assessment and treatment: 60 minutes [Initial appointment for all those who have given birth in the last 9 months].

This appointment is also perfect for anyone who is postnatal - You can come anytime postnatally and do not have to wait for your 6 week GP check. £130

Extended postnatal follow up: You can also book in a postnatal assessment and treatment appointment as an extended follow up appointment too. So if you would like a longer appointment for your first postnatal appointment back with us (for previous and existing patients), then please book in this longer postnatal appointment 50 minutes (£105). Otherwise just a regular standard follow up appointment is fine if you have been to us before recently, and through your pregnancy, and you would prefer this.


Follow up appointments for all

If you have been to us before then please book a standard follow up osteopathy appointment, as long as you have seen us recently.  If you would prefer a longer follow up appointment, then please book in the 45 minute extended follow up appointment.

30 minutes, £60

45 minutes, £95

30 minutes follow up with Jo Day, £64

Women's health combi follow up appointment £105 and 50 minutes and this can include internal (pelvic floor) and external osteopathy with Jo Day.

1 hour follow up appointment with Jo Day: Postnatal or Women's Health Appointment £130. This is for patients who have seen other practitioners first, who haven't visited recently or who want a longer appointment with Jo. This is also for patients' first postnatal appointment with Jo if you have been to Herts Osteopathy before and during pregnancy.

Osteopathy/Massage Combo - With Julie a 50 minutes £90 appointment combining osteopathy and massage and rehab.


Initial appointments with Jo Day.

Jo specialises in treating women with complex women's health issues and pain,  through pregnancy, postnatal, and beyond. Jo offers three types of initial consultation:

1st Postnatal assessment and treatment £160 75 minutes MUMMA CHECK appointment

1st Pregnancy PGP care extended osteopathy and treatment: 75 minutes £160

Initial Women's Health Osteopathy Appointment. 75 minutes appointment £160. This allows a deep dive into your history and then a lovely amount of time to start the treatment process. So you will receive hands on treatment. 

Please ensure that you book up at least 2-3 extra appointments after your initial appointment so that you get continuity of your treatment. You should be able to commit to at least 3-4 treatments to really ensure all of your issues can be addressed.


Cranial Osteopathy with MARIA and STEVE and JULIE

Babies, and toddlers from 0-5 years old.

Initial appointment £90, and lasts 45 minutes

Follow up cranial appointments babies and children 0-5 £58 and lasts 25-30 minutes

Cranial osteopathy for children can be booked as a children's osteopathy appointment (6-15 years old) £95, follow ups 30 minutes and £60

Children 10 and over please book an older children and teens initial appointment. This can be booked with Steve, Maria, Jasmine, Julie or Hayley.

Cranial osteopathy for adults, booked with Maria or Steve, same prices as regular osteopathy. Both Maria and Steve will use cranial, visceral, or structural osteopathy depending on the needs of the individual.

*Please note, if you are aged 16-17 years old, please book in for the standard initial osteopathy appointment, but a parent/carer will be needed to accompany you.

Mum and Baby Clinic with MARIA or STEVE

Unique opportunity for Mum and Baby to be seen together in the same appointment for a postnatal assessment and treatment for Mum and a cranial osteopathy appointment for baby. £135 (1 hour 15 minutes) - this appointment can be booked for patients brand new to our clinic, or for those who have been before.

If you would rather have a Mum and Baby follow up appointment, after you have both been before, then this is 50 minutes and £115.

Call 01727 400425 to book or click here to book online.



One-to-one pilates and/or injury rehabilitation prescriptive to your individual needs With an Osteopath (25-30mins) £57

One to one (or two to one) private pilates with Joanna Michaelides £60 for one hour, prescriptive to individual needs.

These pilates sessions can include postnatal pilates, pregnancy pilates, beginners, seniors and clinical pilates.

Group pilates classes currently not running due to covid. You can book our online pilates membership instead, which is an ON DEMAND membership with access to over 90 pilates classes (and growing weekly). When we return to classes, the cost will depend on size of group but will usually be £15-£16 per person.

These are not currently running. But please head to PILATES ON DEMAND to have a look at the pilates membership we are currently running.

Call 01727 400425 to book or click here to book online.


Initial appointments for all

1st Soft tissue massage appointment* (55 mins) £85

This is a standard 1st massage appointment booking with Julie our soft tissue therapist which can be booked by all new patients and clients who would like a massage appointment. After this you can then book in for any follow up appointment as below:


Pregnancy remedial massage appointment: 50 minutes £75

General pregnancy issues, aches, MSK pain, or for an all over prescriptive pregnancy massage.

Postnatal remedial massage: 50 minutes For restorative, relaxation, or for specific aches and pains, lymphatic drainage, prescriptive to your individual needs (£75)

Whatever your individual needs, Julie can help you with these, or a general soft tissue massage to help with training, alongside training or for rehab or recovery purposes.


Follow up appointments for all

If you have been to us before then please book a standard follow up soft tissue massage appointment

All follow up massage appointments are 45 minutes and, £70.

You can have a:

Soft tissue massage follow up appointment. Or a....

Sports injuries, massage and rehab follow up appointment 45 mins. All 75.


Call 01727 400425 to book or click here to book online.

ONLINE appointments (available through video consultations)

We are currently offering pilates through online appointments.

All thirty minute pilates sessions online with Jo Day are £57
All 55 minute pilates sessions with Joanna Michealides are £60
Available appointments:

*121 ONLINE Postnatal or Pregnancy Pilates and Personal Training with Jo Day 30 minutes

*121 PILATES: 30 minutes pilates with Jo Day ONLINE

*ONLINE Private pilates session, 55 minutes, with Joanna Michaelides

Joanna Michaelides is a certified *Restore my core* practitioner, and she is also a menopause pilates practitioner if you are interested in these areas of pilates then get in touch to book in with Joanna Michaelides.



The easiest way to book is to use our online bookings system. Please click here to book online.

If you cannot find the appointment time that you would like, or need an urgent appointment then please email

Our reception is also available during regular office hours: 01727 400425.