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The Osteopathic idea is that for your body to work well,  its constituent parts or structure must also work well. Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of natural balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use hands on techniques, touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints. To relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Osteopathy works well for many spinal, muscle and joint related conditions.

Osteopathy is effective

 Treatment gently massages out stiffness and manipulation techniques help increase mobility. After treatment everything tends to be more mobile. Osteopathic treatment eases the joints and muscles relax and let go. Osteopathy is effective for patients with wear and tear “arthritic” issues. Perfect for unlocking stuck spinal joints, sore necks, stiff hips and certain types of headaches. Simply put we don’t  think people should  “put up with it” because they have been told that there is nothing you can do.  Osteopaths like physiotherapists prescribe a wide range of exercises and when required use electrotherapy.

Osteopathy and staying pain free

Osteopathy is great for people of all ages and activity levels. As people live longer we need to keep ourselves pain free and functional. We can all benefit from extra mobility. Osteopathy helps improve the ability to live an active, independent and healthy life. Importantly osteopaths can provide specific exercise advice and guidance during your treatment and rehabilitation. Call us anytime if you wish to speak to one of our Osteopaths.

Osteopathy can help keep people off long term anti inflammatory use. This helps your liver and saves the NHS money. Providing same day treatments is an important part of our service. Fast pain relief is essential. Studies have show that treatment within a week can positively influence on healing times.  The Hatfield Practice will refer patients to other specialists such as Physiotherapists for acupuncture or to their Gp’s and then surgeons if required.  Osteopathy  works  by improving the  “structure and function” of the body. Optimising range of movement, loosening fibroses (stiffness) in the muscles and reducing pain by improving strength and blood flow.

All our Osteopaths are Registered with the GOsC

All our Osteopaths are by law  registered. with The General Osteopathic Council. In the UK this is a a minimum requirement for all osteopaths. The GOsC is responsible for setting and maintaining professional standards of practice. You can check the register here using your practitioner’s surname. Our osteopaths are members of the Institute of Osteopath who promote professional practice amongst its members. Which Osteopathic students now follow five-year degree course. Combining academic and clinical with ‘hands-on’, work. Qualifications generally take the form of a master’s degree in osteopathy BOst, BOstMed or MOst. A qualification in osteopathy includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, and biomechanics, as well as at least 1,000 hours of clinical training experience with patients. Osteopath training is recognised mark of high quality.  We undertake enhanced DBS checks on all our osteopaths. We think it’s important to give patients peace of mind.


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Osteopathy provides you with Long term Solutions

Osteopathy provides patients with long term health solutions. With that in mind we feel that two heads are generally better than one. We can provide effective solutions for long term problems through our triage system. Are ethos has always been that “complex  patients” ( non resolving / complex pain, non resolving problems) are often treated by two or more specialists at the practice. We have always worked this way – Providing Hatfield Practice patients with long term solutions is important to us. We don’t want you to spend your life on one of our treatment tables.

Hands on Osteopathy – Not “Just Exercises” in a gym

Osteopathy works, done well its brilliant. Skilled  hands on and effective in a way that only human touch can provide. We are more than just a osteopath in a gym service. Your treatment will be taylor made to suit your individual complaint. It wont be  “just exercises”. Osteopathic treatments can include manipulation,  light and deep soft tissue massage.  Mobilisation  (deep stretches) are perfect for stiff spines. Muscle energy stretches ( active resisted stretches) where muscle has become tight from injury. Osteopaths also use mobilisation which is similar to an Physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatment. Osteopathic traction therapy is useful where discs have become worn or damaged.  Osteopathy and Acupuncture is brilliant for tendonitis or nerve pain. Interferential is very good ( dare i say it) for  lumpy old tendons etc. Diagnostic Ultrasound can be really useful for calcific (arthritis) tendinitis and shoulder tendonitis. What ever your problem we will do our best to find a solution that works.

Your Experience is our Reputation  

We provide our patients with individual osteopathic rehabilitation aimed at improving your bodies function . If your improve mechanical function pain and mobility problems will often disappear. We provide specific bespoke exercises to get you strong again. Treatment assists healing by restoring mobility, reducing pain and improving blood flow. Blood flow is important as it washes away inflammation. In short to promote your bodies natural healing mechanisms by improving bio-mechanical( muscle and joint) function. Your osteopath will design a treatment plan especially for you. Your treatment experience is our reputation. We have private relaxing treatment rooms with  modern equipment and friendly staff.

We have 30 years Experience in healthcare

Osteopathic treatment at the Hatfield Practice has always been popular. Osteopaths in the UK carry out more than seven million consultations every year. Of those consultations, 54% of new patients are seen within one working day of contacting our practice and 95% are seen within one week. An effective approach to patient care has enabled us to treat thousands of local people successfully.  Our 30 experience in practice has helped us develop into the friendly, professional place it is today. Getting you back on track quickly is very important to us. A satisfied patient is at the heart of everything we do today. Our client reviews and patient feedback suggest that our unique and highly effective approach works. Most of our patients come to us on recommendation from friends or their Gp.  Treatments are designed to reduce your pain as fast and efficiently.  


Hatfield Physiotherapy Practice:

  • No  long  Waiting Lists – NHS waiting times for physiotherapy can be painfully long and “just exercise sheets”. Osteopathy is great value, hands on and consistently effective.
  • Fast Track  Appointments – Day, Evening & Weekends; Our Osteopaths work late appointments in Hatfield so you can fit treatments after work.
  • Professional Osteopathy | Hatfield –  Clinical Expertise – Includes arthritis in  joints,bad backs, stiff necks, sciatica, disc injuries, nerve injuries, musculo-skeletal pain, sports injuries and much more.
  • Early  Diagnosis and Treatment – Our ability to cross refer between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture or Sports Massage means a more rapid recovery. Why wait 8- 12 weeks for the NHS Physiotherapy and triage clinic.
  • 100% Individual Attention – Our Hatfield Osteopaths will provide you professional treatment, effectiveness and guaranteed privacy.
  • Hatfield Practice is at your Door – We provide Osteopath home visits and optimum treatment times to help make you better fast.
  • Hatfield Practice are “Hands on”  – It is our strength. All advice is tailored to your personal needs. All treatment is thought through and discussed.
  • Courtesy calls – To establish effectiveness of your Osteopath treatment and answer any questions.  !  Experience shines


Osteopathy when Physiotherapy is available on the NHS?

Our promise is that you will receive one too one quality treatment. The osteopaths are time served, hand picked experienced practitioners. You wont have to wait months for treatment at the Hatfield Practice.  Our aim is to provide exceptional patient experience and to get you better in a swift and effective way. Osteopathy can help you recover after hurting yourself, injury or surgery. Osteopathy Treatment will help the body rehabilitate after a road traffic accident, skiing injury or simple back pain. We only employ most experienced highly trained (friendly) Physiotherapists who are experienced and have passed the grade. Helping our Hatfield Practice patients feel better quickly is what our patients tell us we do best.


Osteopaths will will advise, educate and treat you

Your practitioner will look to improve both your current injury and bio-mechanical problems. Then will will advise, educate and treat you. This approach means there is less chance of the same problem reoccurring over and over. We will assess and diagnose your problem fast and effectively. A bespoke treatment plan is formulated with only you in mind. These well designed treatment  programs  aim to quickly restore function, reduce pain fast  and minimise pain after injury. Osteopathy is a professional, highly trained and credible treatment option. The primary focus of treatment is the restoration of normal function to your body, educate the patient and remove inflammation and pain. Treatment is hands on science-based and well researched. We are committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs it’s practice and delivery. Hatfield Practice appointments are  “hands on”  and not just prescribed exercises.

You are safe in our hands

Osteopathy is a medically recognised  system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions  for all ages. It works with the mechanical structure and day to day function of our bodies  and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together without stress, stiffness and pain.  The Osteopathic idea is that for your body to work well,  its constituent parts or structure must also work well. Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of natural balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use hands on techniques, touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

They  also provide educational advice on many conditions and activities so they don’t happen all over again. Specific exercise advice to aid recovery, strengthen muscles and increase flexibility of both joints and nerves. At The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice we also promote a mind body and spirit health approach – a brilliant way to prevent symptoms recurring.