Patient Testimonials


Jo Day is fantastic! I was suffering so much this pregnancy with SPD/PGP and really thought nothing could be done. And a chance recommendation from a friend led me to Jo who made my pregnancy so much less painful and I was able to say goodbye to my crutches and support belt! Can’t recommend Jo highly enough.

Emma via our Facebook Page

“From 28 weeks into my second pregnancy, I suddenly started to suffer from debilitating pelvic girdle pain (PGP). I was signed off work by my doctor and was put on bed rest and told to take paracetamol. I was advised by my doctor and midwife that the pain and mobility would resolve once my baby was born, but this could take up to 6 months (something I now have learnt to be untrue).
I found Jo’s details on the Pelvic Partnership website. From the moment I received an email from Jo (on a Sunday afternoon having only just emailed her that morning) telling me she was going to help me, I immediately felt a huge sense of relief and burst into tears. Jo acted very quickly after I contacted her. She re organised her diary and saw me within a couple of days.
Before seeing Jo, I was bedridden and emotionally drained. I was unable to walk, sleep, climb the stairs and look after my child. Jo has got me back on my feet. She has taken away the pain and brought back mobility into my pelvis and hip. I’m so happy to say that I’m now sleeping, walking, laughing, and most importantly enjoying my pregnancy again.
I love going to see Jo. She is so positive and truly cares about her clients. She is a mum herself and understands the effect that PGP can have on your life, having had suffered from it herself. My husband and I cannot thank Jo enough for what she has done for our family. She has been such a support and a lifeline for us. Nothing has been too much trouble for her.
I will definitely be seeing Jo after my baby is born for post baby treatment. I cannot recommend Jo enough. She is an angel.
All I can say is the doctors and midwives are wrong about PGP. It is very treatable and what we really need is more Jo’s in this world to sort us ladies out!”
Pregnant mum of one

Contacted us through the Pelvic Partnership with severe PGP in pregnancy

“ I cannot recommend Jo more highly for anyone with PGP or any pregnancy related discomfort and pain. Her professionalism, knowledge and care are second to none. I only wish I had found her earlier! Huge immediate and long term benefits from hands-on treatment. Physio wasn’t working, but Jo reduced my pain and improved my function from day one. Thank you 🙏”
Postnatal mum of two

Google review

“I just wanted to say Julie was fantastic and really helped with my issues and I feel better already so can’t thank you enough for recommending her.”
Dad of two

Acute back pain gone in one session

“I can’t stop thinking about my powerful birth. It was fantastic. I would not have got there without you…..
I wanted to say that I don’t believe I could have achieved a surgery-free birth without you, so thank you. The positions I could get into, the strength in my pelvis, the confidence I had – you were a huge, huge, huge part of that journey for me. It was mind over matter. I am so so lucky to have had the natural birth I have always dreamed of. Thank you.”
Mum of 2

Came to see us whilst pregnant with her second for PGP and and to help her to get the VBAC she wanted

“I went to the amazing [Hayley at] Herts Osteopathy to get my ribs checked and put back together!

…It was quickly discovered that my 2nd and 3rd ribs were locked up, there was inflammation at my costochondral joint and the pectoral muscle was tight too. This was soon all sorted by a bit of manipulation….. It’s great knowing that everything is now where it should be and should mean tapering and the race is more comfortable. I may well be back at Herts Osteopathy to be put back together after the ultra!

In all seriousness they are brilliant, they fixed me after the Edinburgh marathon, before Berlin last year and now again before the Fortitude 50. If you are in need of an osteopath in Hertfordshire, you need look no further!”


Through our Instagram page, Patient with Multiple Sclerosis, training for an ultra marathon.

I have seen Jo so far for only two sessions of Osteopathy and can honestly say my sore back and pelvis have almost completely gone.  From quite early in my current pregnancy my lower back and pelvis area were incredibly painful when moving from one position to another.  I was suffering from shooting pains and longer dull aches most days and it was becoming more difficult to look after my active Toddler.  Jo’s professional and confident manner put me at ease instantly during our first session and there was an immediate improvement after that session, the second session was just to straighten out any further issues which it seems to have done. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo and her expertise and I will be a patient again in the future for any further issues.

32, Pregnant

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 painI 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

Right through from the initial assessment, diagnosis, treatment to providing aftercare advice, Jo has been outstanding. Long standing injuries have been resolved within a few weeks of treatments. I wish I had been referred to Jo years earlier, she really is a credit to her profession.

My son was born this year and being over ten pounds, left my stomach in need of urgent attention!!! Having been to Jo’s pilates classes for many years, with amazing results, I knew she would be able to help. I asked her to give me half an hour a week of intensive stomach work over a period of 8 weeks and although I was exhausted and would have much preferred half an hour of sleep, Jo’s enthusiasm and motivation kept me going. By the end of the 8 weeks, Jo had managed to transform the way I looked and I was back in a bikini which I never thought possible in only 2 months.

Jo has been an amazing support both physically and mentally following my hip replacement operation. I’m only 53 and thought I would recover easily but I was wrong.

Jo gave me massage and acupuncture to heal my scar tissue and cured my back and knee pain. She gave me a range of exercises and stretches to increase my flexibility and her bright and friendly manner had helped me regain my optimism and get better.
I really don’t know how I would have managed without her expertise and compassion and have recommended her to my family and friends.

Having suffered with a back problem and having used a physiotherapist previously, I was recommended to try an Osteopath. Jo came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She is clearly very knowledgeable and identified the problem. Her treatment was excellent, she explained what she was doing and how it would affect my back and provided suitable exercises to complement this treatment.

I first went to Jo due to pain in my hip and knee, after only 2 sessions of osteopathy treatments, the pain disappeared. I then went on to have 1-1 sessions to improve my Pilates technique. Jo identified other problems and with the 1-1 sessions these were resolved, thus making me more aware of my walking style and the issues it was creating in my body. I am now 100% pain free and have gained the knowledge to prevent losing the joy of long walks and exercise.

Can’t recommend them highly enough. Jo saved me when I ‘popped’ my ribs out……. Honestly it was the worst pain I have evr experienced and my Dr had tried fobbing me off with drugs. At 10pm on a Friday night Jo booked me in to see her for the following morning and within minutes of seeing her I could move again – she’s amazing!
Miss D via Facebook

I found Herts Osteopathy to be a professional and high quality service. The treatment I have received has helped me immensely with injuries I sustained in a car accident. I had seen several practitioners previously and I had lost hope that my injuries would get better. However, since seeing Jo I am in less pain and have increased movement and flexibility. I am also relying on prescription pain relief far less. Jo’s positive attitude and patience in explaining to me clearly what she is doing has helped me to believe that I will fully recover and understand how my body is responding to treatment. I strongly recommend Herts Osteopathy for a friendly and professional service that is excellent value for money.
Miss C (28)

I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for your help and treatment over the last few weeks. I am so lucky to have been seen to by you – I was struck by your confidence, accurate diagnosis and ability to put me at ease. Many thanks.

Hayley is doing a great job – she’s really helped me enormously, as did Rebecca. I couldn’t be happier with the help and support I’ve received from the whole team. Thank you.
Mrs. P.

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.

I have MS and have been seeing Jo for nearly a year for one to one pilates sessions on a weekly basis. I have had experienced great benefits from it. My core stability has improved no end. I have very few falls now (if any), my gait has vastly improved and I feel much more stable. I find myself using my stick less and less at work and generally feel more confident whilst walking.
D, St Albans

I just want to give a shout out to Herts Osteopathy. After having two babies in two years I thought my body was simply knackered but they got me back on track and I’m so glad I saw them…… They did wonders for me in just a couple of sessions and they’re not expensive. Give yourselves some TLC! Hayley is the bee’s knees!

Mrs B via Facebook

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