Osteopathy First is an established group of sports injury clinics offering osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports massage, cranial osteopathy, modern medical acupuncture, biomechanical assessment and custom orthotic prescription to a wide range of patients within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Their first clinic was established in 2000 and they now employ a highly qualified and experienced multi-disciplinary team of practitioners working in Stevenage (Atlas Heatlh Spa at the David Lloyd Club) and Stotfold, near Hitchin (Bannatyne's Health Club).
Their diverse patient list includes elite runners and triathletes, professional stunt performers, national level swimmers, dancers, weight lifters, tennis, rugby and football players as well as the general public. Their multi-disciplinary approach draws upon the skill of the excellent range of practitioners.
Osteopathy First - Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics is a member of The Official 2013 London Marathon Injury Clinics.
I am an elite cyclist, I have been racing for four years and have suffered with lower back pain ever since I have been riding which I put down to previous injuries from other sports. I have seen various sports therapists and oseopaths but no one has been able to solve it. I was put in touch with osteopathy first by a work collegue. Since my first consultation the service has been excellent. I had had several sessions to free up my back and had a foot gait scan done which revealled some issues. From the results of this scan I have been able to adjust my position on the bike and add some shims inside my shoes my back pain has almost completely gone. At the end of a long ride the pain would be 7 or 8 out of now it's a 2.
I have suffered with awfull low back and sciatica pain for 10 long years. I underwent 2 lots of surgery for large disc prolapses but still was left with considerable pain. I had all but given up until I discovered Osteopathy First. After my initial consultation I actually understood exactly why and what was causing my pain, which was a first for me. After 3 sessions with the osteopath and a little work put in at home by actually doing my prescription exercises, I was pain free for the first time in 10 years! I now go once every 6 to 8 weeks for a maintenance session and continue with my exercises at home to keep me pain free. The team at osteopathy first are amazing and have transformed my life, only wish I found them 10 years ago!
I wish I had discovered Osteopathy years ago. After a few months of treatment from Hannah, she has, quite simply, given me my life back. Friendly, intuitive and very knowledgable, and my back is now on the road to recovery. Highly recommended!
I've been working with Osteopathy First for a few months now. Being a professional golfer it is a crucial part of my job that I stay in the best possible shape I can be and to keep injuries at bay. I have struggled a lot in the past with injuries but since working with Rob I have been able to keep injury free by having regular treatment, as well as working on a personalised gym programme written by Rob which I am already seeing the benefit of. If you want a top class service from top class professionals you MUST go to Osteopathy First!
I have had excellent treatment, following a number of injuries I have suffered. Each time I have made a full recovery with the help and understanding and expertise with which I was treated. Thank you so much. I have had an ankle injury, a shoulder problem, and a back injury. Each time my injury was assessed and treated til I was satisfied that recovery was complete, with of course the option to return should I have any further problems.
I was treated by Rob Hill for a persistent hamstring and lower back complaint. His manipulation skills were fantastic and after very few sessions and some well prescribed physio exercises I'm back playing football with no pain. The clinic is wonderful and the staff were very helpful. I have also returned for gait scan and had custom built orthotic inner soles for my shoes. Would recommend these guys to anyone.
I have been a client of Osteopathy First for several years now due to having a variety of sporting injuries. They are always incredibly accommodating, professional, personal and honest. The treatment and rehab has always been successful and I have been furnished with information and home exercise programmes on how to aid the recovery. I wholly trust their judgement and diagnosis, have recommended Hannah and Rob to many of my friends and family and would not go anywhere else.
An absolutely fabulous experience always made to feel very welcome by the excellent staff that work here. The treatment I have received for problems with my shoulder and knee has been first class and I highly recommend Hannah. I always leave with a smile on my face feeling part of a family.
I had been in back and knee pain for a few months, which had unfortunately affected my performance in two events. However being new to exercise/running I was unsure of where and how to access support.
I contacted Osteopathy First as they were based at my local gym not really knowing or understanding what osteopaths were or how/if they could help. I am glad I did.
Veronica was absolutely amazing!! All treatment was fully explained as was what was going on in my body. She was extrememly helpful, giving me lots of different exercises to do and great advice when I needed it in appointment time and via email. Plus the treatments I got made my back and legs feel brand new!! Everything including a smile and good sense of humour that put me at ease!
After two disasterous events prior to treatment, I completed a 10km recently feeling great and without pain. I am exceptionally grateful to Veronica and definitely would use her services again if needed!
I came to Osteopathy First at David Lloyd Stevenage in January 2012 at my lowest ebb. I had lower back surgery with complications that left me barely moving, in acute pain with muscle wastage. I had seen Hannah for years previously so I knew I was in the right hands. Rob Hill and Gary Hobbs have treated me regularly since January and have changed my life. Rob put together a treatment plan for me and between them both though months of hard work I am now up and about and moving well. Rob and Gary are incredibly professional, dedicated to their work and knowledgeable about their field. I am now moving so well I have been able to see Rhys Hamer their rehab specialist in the gym to further improve my condition. Rhys is a fantastic motivator and trainer and I am now achieving things I never thought possible even a few months ago. I came to Osteopathy First in a very vulnerable condition and the team have been instrumental in my recovery. They are warm, welcoming and committed to their clients (including all the reception team!) and I for one am thankful to them. I would recommend Osteopathy First without reservation, if you are looking for a team that will help you improve and recover this should be your first port of call.