Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an effective form of diagnosis and treatment which addresses pain and dysfunction in the body. Osteopaths develop a treatment plan to cater for the individual by combining soft tissue techniques, manipulation and exercise rehabilitation. Osteopaths undergo rigorous training over 4 years, and are skilled in diagnostic techniques to identify and work alongside specialists, doctors a... Read More

Osteopathy is an effective form of diagnosis and treatment which addresses pain and dysfunction in the body. Osteopaths develop a treatment plan to cater for the individual by combining soft tissue techniques, manipulation and exercise rehabilitation. Osteopaths undergo rigorous training over 4 years, and are skilled in diagnostic techniques to identify and work alongside specialists, doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest level of patient care.

All areas of an individual’s lifestyle are taken into consideration including their past history, exercise and working environment. Your osteopath will address every single one of these factors to come to an accurate diagnosis and a manageable treatment plan.

At the Woodside Osteopathic Clinic in Hitchin, our aim is to reduce pain, return your body to its optimum state of health and show you how to stay there.


Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage is a set of specialised massage techniques for the treatment of muscle, tendon and ligament problems. Anyone, not just athletes, can benefit from sports massage if they have aches and pains caused by either over use or incorrect use of muscles. The combination of remedial and deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques and neuromuscular techniques during treatment, combined wi... Read More

Sports massage is a set of specialised massage techniques for the treatment of muscle, tendon and ligament problems. Anyone, not just athletes, can benefit from sports massage if they have aches and pains caused by either over use or incorrect use of muscles. The combination of remedial and deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques and neuromuscular techniques during treatment, combined with advice on remedial exercises will be used to personalise a rehabilitation programme to meet specific needs of the patient.

Hi my name is Suzan. I am German born and have been in the UK for over 18 years. I have been a massage Therapist for over 12 years.

I treat a variety of clients ranging from marathon runners, boxers, sports enthusiasts, mums… and believe that every client I meet has their unique needs based on their lifestyle and symptoms.

My treatments are uniquely tailored to each person and I am looking forward meeting you.

Hi my name is Suzan. I am German born and have been in the UK for over 18 years. I have been a ma... Read More

Maarten has always had a keen interested in the human body and how he can help with its function and structural mobility. He started his osteopathic journey in Belgium before transferring to the U.K where he finished his Master’s at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), gaining a First Class Honour’s degree.

During Maarten’s time studying, he has had the pleasure to gain experience with helping patients with all kinds of specialist areas such as headaches, woman’s health (pregnancy and postnatal care), paediatrics and sports centred conditions. Headaches and woman’s health particularly took hold of Maarten’s interest. However, his skillset expands into all modalities of treatments Osteopaths can offer, including musculoskeletal, visceral and cranio-sacral techniques.

Maarten has also had the opportunity to continue to expand his knowledge and further develop his skills as a teaching assistant at the European School of Osteopathy.

Outside of Osteopathy, Maarten is a keen sportsman, spending his spare time playing basketball, running, a he is also a keen photographer and loves promoting his profession.

Maarten is a passionate Osteopath who will always adapt his skillset to the patient in front of him. Whilst being particularly mindful about finding the root cause of the complaint. He gets the most joy from seeing his patients get the results they expect from his treatment and is more than happy to see anyone from new born babies, to the elderly.

He looks forward to meeting you!

Maarten has always had a keen interested in the human body and how he can help with its function ... Read More

Hi, I’m Charlotte and I live in Hitchin with my partner and our two boys. I studied at NLSSM (North London School of Sports Massage), qualifying with a level-5 BTEC in Sports and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, in February 2018.

My interest in the benefits of massage came about following my career as a dancer. I grew up in New Zealand, training in ballet and contemporary, and worked as a dancer in both New Zealand and Australia, before moving to the UK in 2000 to work in secondary schools as a dance teacher.

Seeing dance colleagues manage their injuries while continuing to work at a physically demanding level, confirmed for me the importance of movement as part of the treatment process. I believe in the benefits of a collaborative approach, and I really enjoy learning from other therapists across a range of disciplines, to inform and develop myself as a therapist. I enjoy treating a wide range of clientele from all walks of life. I work on the basis that every client is unique, and that the context of common discomforts and injuries is always slightly different.

Whether you are looking for a maintenance massage, a treatment to aid injury rehab, or a deep treatment to eliminate tension, I will work with you to explore how you use your body on a daily basis, and then use this information to problem-solve and work towards a solution at a functional level.

Hi, I’m Charlotte and I live in Hitchin with my partner and our two boys. I studied at NLSSM (Nor... Read More

Sara is a registered Osteopath with a Masters degree from the London School of Osteopathy and has worked in private clinics in Central London since graduating. Sara is Portuguese and has decided to come to the UK to study at the London school of Osteopathy. However, She felt in love with this city and ended up staying. She is a martial arts lover and has practiced Taekwondo since age of 10. She was also a national champion for 4 consecutive years in Portugal. A physical injury during her 7 year career as a federated athlete led her to osteopathy, where this passion was born.

Sara loves animals and spending time with her furry cat. In 2018, she published her first children’s book which is on sale worldwide in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Sara has a special interest in treating patients with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or any other gastrointestinal conditions, sport injuries, headaches and neurological conditions. She is also passionate about cranial and paediatric osteopathy. She is a dry needling specialist (Acupuncture) and kinesiology as well. However, she will not stop there, a healthcare career is a constant learning process. She intends to help patients to become as independent as possible so that they can live the life they want with the highest quality of life.

Sara is a registered Osteopath with a Masters degree from the London School of Osteopathy and has... Read More

Clemmie studied Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at the North London School of Sports Massage achieving a BTEC Level 5 in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.

‘‘I became interested in sports massage after joining local triathlon club Team Trident and picking up an ankle injury after increasing my training load. I wanted to learn more about preventing injury and making myself stronger and more adaptable to changes in exercise.’’

‘‘I approach each treatment by taking into account both what the patient is telling me and what their body is telling them. Sometimes the most important information is given to the therapist through the tissues. Having good detective skills and intuition to the soft tissue is very important.’’

‘‘Other therapists and my patients influence me to be open and continue to learn more as my career develops. Each individual brings a new challenge.’’

The most important advise I can give to my patients is to give your body time! Time to rest, time to recover and time to improve!

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Damini is a fully qualified Osteopath with a First Class Masters degree from Swansea University. She is passionate about health and encouraging patients to live their best life, without the hindrance of pain or physical barriers. She takes pride in going above and beyond assisting patients on their road to recovery, combining a structural and holistic approach for a tailored treatment plan.

Damini is a fully qualified Osteopath with a First Class Masters degree from Swansea University. ... Read More

Jashwini is a fully qualified Osteopath with a Masters degree from the London School of Osteopathy. She also has a BSc in Biomedical Science and a sports massage qualification. She has a particular interest in sports injuries and visceral work. She uses a holistic approach to find the root of the problem. She aims to restore the body to optimum health and promote healing after injury, aid in treating symptoms associated with chronic conditions and prevent future injuries. She uses a range of techniques such as soft/deep tissue massage, mobilisations, manipulations, myofascial/ trigger point release, neuromuscular, muscle energy techniques and dry needling. Along with treatment she provides relevant advice and prescribes appropriate exercise. each treatment is tailored to the individual clients’ needs.

Jashwini likes to keep fit with an interest in yoga, bouldering, hiking and swimming. She also enjoys reading, cook and is always open to trying new things.

Jashwini is a fully qualified Osteopath with a Masters degree from the London School of Osteopath... Read More

Hello I’m Dawn, I’m a level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist and I regularly treat elite rugby players. I have an in depth knowledge of soft tissue function and I have a keen interest in nutrition and wellness for the body and mind.

My aim is to work with you and understand what you need from your body on a daily basis. Together we will work towards achieving your personal goals with a personalised treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

Hello I’m Dawn, I’m a level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist and I regularly treat elite rugb... Read More

Lucy graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and has completed post graduate courses in Paediatrics. She has a special interest in treating babies and children and enjoys using Cranial Osteopathy to enhance her treatments for adults as well.

Lucy has been treating babies for 3 years and as a mum of two herself is aware of the benefits of osteopathic treatment, both during pregnancy and after giving birth. She has treated many pregnant and post-pregnant mums for low back, pelvic and hip pain, sciatica, and pain associated with poor posture when breastfeeding, especially neck and mid-shoulder blade pain.

Lucy graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and has completed post gr... Read More

Andy graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors Degree in Osteopathy and has since gained experience from treating a wide variety of patients with symptoms ranging from sciatica to headaches. He utilises a variety of different techniques to make sure the patient receives the appropriate care.

Andy graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors Degree in Osteopathy and has since... Read More

Payal is a fully qualified osteopath, having obtained her Masters degree from Swansea University. She is an osteopath with excellent communication skills accompanied by a warm, caring and understanding personality. Payal uses a structural and holistic approach to get to the root of the problem and creates a harmonious balance within the human body. This enables patients to return to their optimum state of health and get back to a pain free lifestyle they enjoy. She focuses on restoring muscle and joint functioning in patients who are recovering from musculoskeletal injuries, as well as preventative care.

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Mark graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, achieving distinction in his Masters in Osteopathy degree. He also gained a diploma in Naturopathy, which Mark uses in combination with Osteopathy to aid the healing process.

Mark’s passion for Osteopathy stemmed from sustaining numerous sporting injuries from football and rugby; the way in which Osteopathy helps to restore your body’s balance and promotes healing greatly attracted him to pursue a career within the profession.

Mark graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, achieving distinction in his Mas... Read More

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