I consulted Neil having suffered for well over a year with an unexplained, but increasingly debilitating injury to my hip/glute area which had forced me to stop running and made even normal walking painful. The injury was aggravated by sitting or lying down for any length of time. Neil designed a gradually escalating programme of exercises, manipulation and acupuncture supplemented by an exercise regimen between treatments. The result has been a dramatic improvement in strength and resilience that has restored my confidence in putting stress on the hip and allowed me to return to normal exercise without pain or restriction. The exercise programme that Neil designed gives me a permanent basis for maintaining effective conditioning of the hip. Throughout the treatment programme I found Neil to be very professional and genuinely fun to work with. He is a good listener, very astute at diagnosing problems and very good at describing how and why the treatment will work. Working with Neil has been a real pleasure and I would recommend him without reservation.
Recreational runner and hiker
I first visited Neil due to left knee pain whilst horse riding, I was looking for a new approach to it after having had only temporary improvements with years of regular physiotherapy treatments. Through finding the root cause of the problem in my right hip Neil has revolutionised my movement, enabled me to increase my strength, flexibility and made a significant improvement to my riding. The exercises I do at home have helped me improve between visits to get the most benefit from the session. I only wish I’d found him earlier!
Horse rider and instructor
I visited Neil following a talk on Pain and Movement at a local health food store. I had been experiencing severe pain from an ‘arthritic hip’ according to the NHS. Following a series of visits, an exercise program and a recommendation to replace my traditional office desk with a standing desk, I am now virtually pain free. I can highly recommend Neil and his approach to restoring mobility.
I started treatment with Neil due pain that I was having in my hips and knees for 2 years during any mild activity. I had been receiving treatment from another osteopath for 3 months with no improvement. Neil’s approach was very different. He was concerned with the way I moved and how my body was functioning. The sessions were not only on the treatment couch but consisted of exercises that would challenge my body to move in different ways and function better. After the first session, and with home exercises to do, my pain dropped dramatically. After 3 sessions with Neil I am now pain free and working out daily. I am so happy with the transformation and I feel like my active self again.
Office worker and basketball coach
I had unexplained pains in both feet and ankles that steadily got worse over a year until I was unable to do any exercise or walk far without pain, and woke up with aching feet every morning. After a couple of unsuccessful treatment plans with a physiotherapist & podiatrist, a friend suggested seeing an osteopath. Neil quickly understood the problem and started treatment. After just the first session I immediately felt a difference in the way I was walking. This continued to improve over the next few weeks with more treatment and continuing to do the recommended exercises. After just a month and 3 sessions I had no pains in my feet, even during exercise. I now feel much more stable and am back to doing several exercise classes each week without pain. I am thrilled and would highly recommend!
Office worker and gym goer
Neil was evidently very knowledgeable and gave me really clear explanations of what he doing and what we had to do help me. It was a very different approach to previous specialists I've seen, the movements were really effective and targeted my problem really well. Thanks Neil!
I sprained my ankle and my wrist in separate incidents, both injuries were taking a lot longer to heal than I expected and were limiting my mobility and causing fairly constant discomfort. My ability to take part in any form of sport or exercise was severely restricted. I was having trouble with basic movements such as running, squats and push ups and was not confident in putting any load or stress through either my wrist or my ankle. Neil was recommended to me by a friend from the gym and in three sessions over the course of a month, his treatment drastically increased the mobility in both my ankle and wrist and greatly reduced the level of discomfort. As a result, I’ve been able to return to the gym and the sports I was playing prior to the injuries and I continue to improve by putting into practice the movement patterns Neil has taught me.
Lawyer and CrossFit athlete
I broke my foot in January during a football match. Despite the bone healing well after 6 months and number of appointments with a physiotherapist, I was still experiencing pain (even whilst walking). I then had a recommendation from a colleague and decided to see Neil. He identified factors which were contributing to the difficulties I was having with walking and which were making my foot more painful. After the first session, as a result of the hands on therapy Neil employs, I felt an immediate difference in my foot in that my mobility. Neil tackled issues that had built up around the leg and hip which were contributing to the pain in my foot which I never thought would have been the source of the problem. After continuing to do the exercises and stretches Neil suggested, I am now experiencing much less pain and am able to play football, which I was beginning to worry would be impossible.
Office worker and amateur footballer
Prior to my first treatment with Neil I wasn’t able to stand fully upright and was in a lot of pain in my lower back. Having identified the problem, Neil set out to improve my mobility and stabilise the area. The advice and treatment given meant my mobility and ability to carry out everyday tasks quickly improved. This was all done over a short time period as I had 2 major training objectives, a trek in the Himalayas and an upcoming arduous training course. I met the first objective and once returning from Nepal, the treatment began to increase in intensity and also focus on more than just the lower back. This meant I could return to running and full exercise in good time to prepare for the upcoming training course.
My experience of treatment with Neil has been a hugely positive one. I felt my objectives and restraints were constantly understood and worked towards.
Army officer and part-time trekker