Preparing for a Triathlon

Simply put; Louise and Patrick at The Osteopathic Centre are brilliant. By way of background, being an avid ‘weekend warrior’ on the swim bike and run front, I clock a fair few miles in prep for Triathlon season each year. When I began to suffer severe discomfort and pain my knees the Doctors response was; "what would you like me to do about it?" Walking away with a prescription for painkillers I felt somewhat dismayed. Following this trend after numerous visits with a Physio they were unable to diagnose or treat the trouble I was encountering, all the while using my ailment to ‘sell’ me products which became apparent were unnecessary. I turned to The Osteopathic Centre after recommendations from other triathletes. Not only were they able to diagnose my condition (evident by successful treatment) in my first visitation, they went above and beyond in ensuring I fully understood the underlying factors that caused my injury and the pain that ensued. They helped me navigate various avenues available to me in terms of treatment, successfully mitigating the need for surgery which was a real possibility and far from ideal! With their help, care and guidance I've managed to overcome my injury, avoid surgery and have gone on to smash my P.B's. As I said... Brilliant.

Matthew M, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Back problems during pregnancy

Would highly recommend. Really helped with back problems during my pregnancy.

Helen S, Hertfordshire

Convenient location and great parking

I have been to a few osteopaths over the years and this one is by far the best. They offer flexible appointments which is very helpful as I work full time and Lou North who I met put me at ease immediately and is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. She helped my lower back within the first couple of treatments and gave me some great advice. The Centre is also in a convenient location with plenty of parking and step free access (which with a bad back was great!) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the practice.

Claire S, London

Rib pain

Very friendly, kind and professional. They sorted out my rib pain very quickly and have also given advice on some issues with my 2-yr-old son. If you are looking for an osteopath in the area go here! Would highly recommend.

Grainne S, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Highly trained practitioners

Professional service from highly trained practitioners makes The Osteopathic Centre a leading local business. I always get a consistent and friendly treatment from Louise, and highly recommend her to my own clients.

Karen J, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Flexible appointments

Friendly, professional atmosphere. Treatment always thoroughly explained and aftercare advice given. Flexible appointment times mean I get treated quickly and at a time to suit me. Plenty of free parking is a bonus.

Susan N, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Professsional treatment

Professional, friendly service and fantastic treatment. I suffer with shoulder pains and feel so much better after every visit. The centre is open early mornings and late evening so you are guaranteed an appointment when you need it.

Mel E, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Back pain

Louise has treated both my husband and I on various occasions for back and knee pain. Our grandchildren have also attended for sports injuries over the years. Louise is very personable and professional and it is a pleasure to be treated at the practice.

Patricia D, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Friendly staff

Always a friendly welcome at The Osteopathic Centre, and Louise and Patrick really know their stuff! Highly recommend a visit.

Nicky P, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Accident injury

I have been treated by Patrick and he is fantastic, He really listens to you when you talk about your symptoms but also really understands what your body is telling him when he examines you. He has made an amazing difference to my health and mobility both whilst pregnant with bad joints and post accident treatment of injury. I would recommend The Osteopathic Centre unreservedly!

Amanda C, Hertfordshire

Great service

Great service which is efficient and welcoming. My bad back is much better without breaking the bank!!

Andrew P, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire


As a former athlete, having competed for my club at County, Regional, National and International level, I understand and appreciate the importance of good medical back up and support. In additional, you need to be completely comfortable with the person treating you and trust their judgement or diagnosis. In all the time I have known Patrick, he has been completely professional, reliable, identified the problem quickly and offered the appropriate diagnosis or rehabilitation efficiently. Without this support from Patrick, there is absolutely no way I would have achieved the things I have! I no longer compete myself now, however I do look after a squad of very talented young athletes - most of whom who have already run at National and International level. However, whenever injury occurs, I know exactly who to turn to to rectify the problem. Thank you so much for all your help and support Patrick. You are by far one of the best osteopaths in the country and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Nadeem S, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

After care

I met Patrick a few years ago - I was in agonising pain - could hardly walk. Patrick diagnosed the problem very quickly and professionally used his expert knowledge to massage the problem areas. Within a short time I was back mobile again. His after care is amazing - I was able to call him out of ours for advise. Thoroughly recommend the osteopathic centre. Thanks again.

Mick F, Hertfordshire

Painful knees

I visited the Osteopath Centre not really knowing who to seek advice from for painful knees. Louise was hugely reassuring in her thorough examination and I was really impressed with her manipulation which instantly made me feel better. She showed me some exercises to do to strengthen the joint and these are already helping. I was really impressed with her cheerful professionalism and would definitely recommend the Osteopath Centres for any little niggles.

Claire H, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Slipped disc

I am in the middle of my second visit to Patrick for a bulging/partially slipped disc. The incidents are 18 months apart and he did a fantastic job the first time, but it seems I can be prone to this type of injury if I am not careful! I cannot recommend Patrick highly enough. I (just about) walked into his clinic in serious discomfort/pain. Although this type of treatment is not the most comfortable at the time of delivery, the results are fantastic. Patrick will warn you that he does not wave a magic wand and advises the correct course of action you need to follow to assist a full recovery. I have one more session left, hopefully, and I am fully mobile again, wholly thank to Patrick. If you have issues with bones/muscles or anything similar, you must visit Patrick, he is definitely the man who can.

Mark G, Hertfordshire

London marathon

I was training for the London Marathon and after an 18 mile training run I started with knee pain. The pain was too sharp to run on. My GP referred me for physio which didn't help, then a friend suggested I visit Patrick or Louise. I saw Louise and thank god I did! I found her hands-on treatment immediately effective and with 3 treatments I was able to run again with only a little discomfort towards the end of the run. She suggested I saw Patrick for advice on running technique and I believe the combination of the 2 allowed me get my training back on track without any pain or discomfort. I got round the marathon in just under 4 hours, which was my target! Thank you Patrick and Louise!

Sebastian S, London