Matthew Walker, the principal practitioner at The Osteo Practice in Harpenden, graduated with a Master’s degree from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy. He is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council and has completed post-graduate courses in medical acupuncture and kinesiology taping.
Matthew has gained experience in London treating in a wide range of specialist osteopathic clinics, including sports injury, children’s, expectant mothers and those with acute and chronic conditions.
Matthew offers and employs a variety of techniques based on the age, physique and nature of his patient’s complaint. He has a specialised interest in the treatment of shoulder and neck pain and has conducted research investigating the incidence of low back pain in regular gym goers.
A keen athlete with a strong sporting background, Matthew has competed at a professional level of Martial Arts. These days he enjoys keeping fit on a recreational level and helping others to achieve their goals through Osteopathic based intervention.
As a lover of everything sport and exercise, Jake enjoys applying himself to help individuals from different sporting backgrounds. He has been fortunate enough to work alongside professional boxers, rugby players, footballers and numerous personal trainers. Jake believes there is huge value to osteopathy in the sporting field including injury prevention and performance optimisation. Although he finds this particular aspect of clinical practice rewarding, his expertise is by no means limited to athletes.
As an osteopath Jake approaches whole person and will not just treat your symptoms. He utilises the innate ability of the body to heal and adapt to overcome various pain presentations. The diversity between each patient and their pain presentation is reflected by the management approach.
However, as a skilled osteopathic clinician it will always include some form of manual therapy, often supplemented by a progressive rehabilitation protocol. His knowledgeable and empathetic approach ensures you receive comprehensive treatment and a full opportunity for recovery.