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CENTRE FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PAIN AND INJURY

We take pride in having helped thousands of patients overcome their pain and injury.

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STATE OF THE ART CLINIC LOCATED IN HARPENDEN TOWN CENTRE

Located in the centre of Harpenden, our state-of-the-art clinic provides an immaculate setting for patients to experience the highest standard of care.

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EXPERT THERAPIES FOR PAIN-FREE LIVING

Our Harpenden clinic provides an extensive selection of therapies for various conditions and injuries. Our skilled practitioners are committed to offering precise diagnoses and effective treatments to help you return to a life without pain.

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Service we offer
Our Harpenden clinic provides an extensive selection of therapies for various conditions and injuries

We have helped thousands of patients overcome pain
and injury that is impacting their lives​.​

Our esteemed osteopathy professionals provide expert assessment and relief for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, encompassing back and neck pain, neuropathy, athletic injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, and sore or stiff joints

Our physiotherapy solutions aid in your recovery from injuries, surgical procedures, and chronic conditions, while also enhancing your overall physical health. Equipped with a state-of-the-art rehab facility, we focus on delivering care that is custom-fit to your individual requirements

Ultrasound imaging offers real-time visuals of muscles, tendons, and joints, enhancing our ability to provide precise diagnosis. This cutting-edge tool ensures tailored management for each patient, optimising treatment outcomes and individualised care.

Sports massage effectively alleviates the tension that accumulates in the body due to physical exertion. Our skilled practitioners offer customised sports massages, adjusting the pressure according to your comfort, to help accelerate recovery and enhance performance

Leveraging advanced ultrasound technology, we offer precise injections that provide extended relief from conditions such as tendinitis, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow among others.

Experience our sports injury assessment for proactive identification of potential injuries. Conducted in our cutting-edge rehab facility with advanced equipment, including running machines, weights, and screening tools. Receive a personalised ‘prehab exercise plan’ to enhance resilience, tolerance, and injury prevention.

Experience relief from complex musculoskeletal issues through our specialised dry needling treatment. By inserting thin, sterile needles into muscle trigger points, we alleviate pain, ease muscle tension, and restore optimal function for improved well- being.

Indulge in a tranquil and calming massage experience; our skilled therapist specialises in crafting a serene and inviting atmosphere, all while assisting in alleviating the stress and discomfort that arises from the demands of everyday life.

Scar therapy is a non-invasive physical treatment aimed at addressing scar tissue, fibrosis, and adhesions following surgery or injury. Suitable for both old and new scars, it gently promotes tissue health by enhancing scar mobility, reducing sensitivity or numbness, improving color, and easing lingering discomfort

Where we can help

By focusing not only on immediate relief but also on sustained wellness, our clinic empowers individuals to achieve optimal health outcomes and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Headaches and
migraine

Neck and shoulder
pain

Back pain and
sciatica

Hip, knee and groin
pain

Foot and ankle
pain

Elbow, arm and wrist
pain

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Meet Our Team

Hi, I’m Matt Walker, Founder and Clinical Director of The Osteo Practice. Over the past decade, I’ve been privileged to guide a diverse patient base through their healthcare journeys—ranging from individuals with common injuries to expectant mothers, young children, fitness enthusiasts, and top-tier athletes.

Matthew Walker

Registered osteopath and clinical director

Why choose us​​​​

Centre of clinical excellence for pain and injury. Experienced healthcare professionals with specialised expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal health conditions.

Passionate about what we do and empathetic towards our patients. Our conscientious approach towards healthcare has earned us a wealth of 5- star google reviews

We tailor our treatment and management approaches to meet the unique needs of each patient, individually. Our goal is to address and resolve your concerns promptly and effectively.

Patient Testimonials​

What others say about us​

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  • Went with a back injury that was professionally diagnosed and treated, happened to mention I had suffered ten years of knee pain which no one has managed to successfully treat and after a few treatments and great advise, the pain is almost non existent! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

    Hammers 123 Avatar Hammers 123
  • I have had a fantastic experience being treated by Jacob at The Osteo Practice. My long term back issues are now under full control thanks to his excellent treatment and ongoing exercise plan. Always friendly and approachable I cannot recommend him highly enough.

    Stephen Dunnet Avatar Stephen Dunnet
  • I started seeing Matt after experiencing sciatic and lower back pain during my third trimester of pregnancy. He was so helpful explaining where the pain came from and also giving me relief every week. He’s also super friendly and great at making you feel relaxed. Would recommend his services to everyone!

    Amy Whitehurst Avatar Amy Whitehurst
  • I have seen many osteopaths, but Matt truly goes above and beyond to investigate the source of the problem and not only treat it, but gets sustainable results. In a few sessions he's helped me manage my debilitating headaches which have gone from almost weekly to once a month and given me exercises to manage and reduce them....I'd highly recommend Matt and his practice to anyone in need of Osteo services. A fantastic clinic with clear expertise and a calm and welcoming environment. Five stars!

    Sasha Brooke-Williams Avatar Sasha Brooke-Williams
  • What a great man he is. When I was in bits, both physically and mentally he scooped me up, helped me heal and injected back the confidence I lost, allowing me to once again enjoy the sport that I love. I can only recommend his skill, knowledge and kind heart. You won’t find a better Osteo for miles. Thanks so much Matt.

    Aggie Vernon-Smith Avatar Aggie Vernon-Smith
  • Professional, polite, and truly great at his job. I had been struggling for six months to get a diagnosis for pain around my hip flex area, having tried sports massage, physio therapists, and other types of treatments without any real improvement. When I had my first appointment, I was in so much pain I couldn’t sleep it was that bad. Matt diagnosed the problem within 20 minutes, and gave me a plan to get me on the road to recovery. I am now fully recovered and can only put this down to Matt’s knowledge and experience. Highly recommend to anyone in need of an Osteo.

    Lee Clark Avatar Lee Clark
  • Highly recommend The Osteo Practice. Matt is excellent, very friendly and professional and I’m very pleased with the results I have had from just a few months of treatment.

    Lauren Moroney Avatar Lauren Moroney
  • I came to Matt with a back injury I had been trying to deal with for years. Matt was clear about the outcome (that it would be something I'd always have to deal with) and that I therefore would be best off with exercises. He suggested a range of exercises that really helped and I am mostly painfree now. If the injury flares up I know how to deal with it myself. I really appreciate this honest approach and would recommend Matt to everyone!

    Barbara Paagman Avatar Barbara Paagman
  • Very good all round experience, Jake was knowledgeable and explained everything in depth, aftercare was excellent with a bespoke exercise program to help with recovery. Relaxed sessions and Very diligent during covid.

    a Hunt Avatar a Hunt

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

No. We have streamlined the process to ensure that you can access our services directly, saving you valuable time and allowing you to take control of your healthcare decisions. By removing the need for a GP referral, we aim to provide a more convenient and efficient experience for you. This includes our on-site ultrasound imaging and guided injections i.e. corticosteroid

Absolutely! Our clinic is affiliated with many leading insurance providers, including but not limited to AXA, Vitality, Signa, WPA, and Aviva. However, we advise you to inquire beforehand as the coverage might vary depending on the specific service and practitioner you opt for.

At our state-of-the-art healthcare clinic in Harpenden, we offer a comprehensive range of services to address musculoskeletal complaints and help patients safely return to their activities. Our clinic specialises in osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports massage, dry needling, strength and conditioning, as well as ultrasound-guided imaging and injections.

Here’s an overview of what our clinic offers

Osteopathy: Our highly skilled osteopaths utilise manual techniques to assess, diagnose, and treat musculoskeletal conditions. They focus on restoring balance, improving mobility, and alleviating pain through hands-on manipulation, stretching, and mobilisation techniques.

Physiotherapy: Our experienced physiotherapists employ evidence-based practices to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. They utilise various treatment modalities, including exercise therapy, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and rehabilitation techniques, to promote healing, restore function, and reduce pain.

Sports Massage: Our qualified sports massage therapists provide specialised massage techniques tailored to athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities. Sports massage aims to enhance performance, prevent injuries, speed up recovery, and relieve muscle tension and tightness.

Dry Needling: Our practitioners are skilled in dry needling, a technique that involves inserting fine needles into specific points in muscles or tissues to release tension, reduce pain, and promote healing. Dry needling can effectively address trigger points and muscular imbalances.

Strength and Conditioning: Our clinic offers strength and conditioning programs designed to help patients safely and effectively return to their activities or sports. These programs focus on improving strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall physical performance.

Ultrasound-Guided Imaging and Injections: We provide advanced diagnostic capabilities with ultrasound imaging, allowing our skilled practitioners to visualise musculoskeletal structures in real-time for accurate diagnoses. Additionally, we offer ultrasound-guided injections for precise delivery of medication or pain-relieving substances to the affected areas.

At our esteemed healthcare clinic in Harpenden, we pride ourselves on providing a wide array of exceptional services and treatments tailored to address musculoskeletal complaints. Our clinic caters to individuals of all age groups, ranging from infants and children to the elderly. We extend our expertise to diverse occupational groups, including office workers, healthcare professionals, physically demanding professions, pregnant women, and those recovering from sports injuries.

Central to our approach is the recognition of each individual’s unique needs and requirements. We prioritise a patient-centred philosophy, tailoring our treatments to ensure optimal efficacy and positive outcomes. Our highly skilled practitioners carefully assess and adapt their approach, ensuring that the provided care is specifically tailored to the individual, fostering patient autonomy.

By empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools to actively participate in their own healing process, we strive to facilitate rapid and sustainable results. Our aim is to provide not only prompt relief but also long- term benefits, enabling individuals to enjoy improved musculoskeletal health and overall well-being.

At our esteemed healthcare clinic in Harpenden, we pride ourselves on providing a wide array of exceptional services and treatments tailored to address musculoskeletal complaints. Our clinic caters to individuals of all age groups, ranging from infants and children to the elderly. We extend our expertise to diverse occupational groups, including office workers, healthcare professionals, physically demanding professions, pregnant women, and those recovering from sports injuries.

Central to our approach is the recognition of each individual’s unique needs and requirements. We prioritise a patient-centred philosophy, tailoring our treatments to ensure optimal efficacy and positive outcomes. Our highly skilled practitioners carefully assess and adapt their approach, ensuring that the provided care is specifically tailored to the individual, fostering patient autonomy.

By empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools to actively participate in their own healing process, we strive to facilitate rapid and sustainable results. Our aim is to provide not only prompt relief but also long- term benefits, enabling individuals to enjoy improved musculoskeletal health and overall well-being.

At our clinic, we understand you might be concerned about discomfort when it comes to osteopathy and physiotherapy. Rest assured, our expert team always uses techniques focused on easing your symptoms. Sometimes, when areas of the body are hurt or stressed, they can feel extra sensitive. If we need to treat these areas, our professionals always consider your comfort, making the treatment as gentle as possible.

If there’s too much tenderness to work on directly, don’t worry! We have many alternative methods to make sure you’re relaxed and at ease during your treatment. Your well-being is our top priority, and our team is here to ensure you receive personalized and effective care in the most comfortable way. We’re always here to listen and address any of your concerns.

Most people don’t feel any discomfort after treatment. But if you’re new to treatment, a little tenderness in the focused area is normal.

If you do feel something after your session, don’t worry. Such feelings usually fade in a couple of days, along with your original symptoms. But if something doesn’t feel right or if you’re worried, our caring team is always here to help.

Your well-being is always our top priority. Our skilled practitioners use techniques designed to reduce any chances of discomfort. We’re all about giving you the best care possible