My mum lives abroad and had been suffering from back pain for years. She'd been told nothing could be done. Misdiagnosed as it turned out. I took her to see Tom and after one visit she's hugely improved. Tense muscles sorted out, she is able to straighten up and is happily doing her exercises. A massive thank you!!!
Excellent news! Thank you for your kind words Joanna, we are delighted that your mother responded...
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
After suffering from sciatica for over 4 months I decided to visit Tom Bedford, and after 3 sessions I found a big improvement and was so glad to get some much needed relief to my sciatica problem. Tom explained what was happening with the sciatica and what he needed to do in order to correct the problem in an easy to understand way. I would recommend Tom Bedford and the St Clements Osteopathy & Massage.
Many thanks for your kind comments Michael!
Service(s) Provided: Sciatica & Trapped Nerves
Really professional, soothing,and carefully explained what they were doing and why.
I went to Summeara with severe SPD in pregnancy - to the point my hips had dislocated at one point and I couldn't walk. Physio treatment had had no impact, but after just one session with Summeara I could walk again and she kept me mobile right through my pregnancy. Other than being a miracle worker, she was lovely and friendly yet professional. She also went away and did some extra research on my rare connective tissue disorder so that she could treat me better. Fantastic care!
Would you recommend our services?
Service(s) Provided: Hip Pain
Had my first ever treatment today for a recent back/Sciatica complaint. Saw Corinne who was thorough in getting to understand my problem & professional in her treatment & advice. Reception staff Aoife & Anne were very helpful in arranging a suitable time & day for me as I'm restricted due to work. Would highly recommend anyone to come to 51stclements.
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
Had your first appointment today, with a lovely lady called Summeara, I believe her name was. Amazing! After multiple pregnancies I had lower back pain, pain between my shoulder blades and lower neck. I literally walked out pain free. Cannot believe how effective the appointment was. Highly recommended. Can see myself returning for all kinds of appointments.
Thank you Emma for your lovely words. We are delighted that Summeara Bedford's Osteopathic...
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain , Neck Pain , Shoulder Pain
I was suffering from a debilitating, stabbing pain in my head, stemming from my neck and possibly caused by stress and long days staring at a screen. After two sessions with Ben Davies, the pain, a 'tension headache', completely disappeared and I was back to normal...highly recommend this place!
I was very pleased with the service I received. I arrived with pain in my middle and upper back which had been getting increasingly worse over several months. The Osteopath I saw explained what was likely to be causing the pain, gently manipulated my spine and massaged surrounding muscles. I was given some advice on being more active and exercise that should help maintain the comfort the osteopathy would provide with. Several weeks have now passed since my appointment and I am feeling very well.
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
I had a meeting with Tom Bedford re having cracks in my knees when bending _ I am 75!
He examined me - complimented on my fitness for my age and effectively said -Don't spend any more money on this practice .What you need is to regularly use an exercise bike -and then he gave me suggestions on bikes suitable for seniors
So instead of getting to spend money on his practice he directed me to a different 'treatment'.
How many time has this happened to you ?
Many thanks for promoting our honesty Alan, we hope the exercise bike helps!
Service(s) Provided: Knee Pain
I had 3 sessions with Tom a little over a month ago now, I wanted to leave some time before submitting a review to fully test whether the treatment I received fixed my problem. I take my running quite seriously but in the 7 months prior to my first appointment I was largely unable to run due to an unknown foot/leg problem. Several times I questioned whether I'd ever get back to fitness. My doctor and physio gave conflicting diagnoses and neither suggested treatment that worked. Tom's diagnosis largely matched my physio but his hands on approach really got to the root of the problem and I was able to run tentatively immediately after the first session. Yesterday I completed my first high intensity track session since treatment and I don't feel any negative effects from it, for me this was the final test before declaring myself fit again. Massive thanks to everyone at St Clements Osteo!
Keith, this is great news! We are delighted that you are fit again and that Tom's treatment help...
I am so grateful that I found Heather during a period of my life when I was feeling extremely weak, anxious, stressed, with my hormones all over the place. I'd just finished breastfeeding and my GP couldn't find any reason for me to be feeling the way I was. When I first sat down with Heather, I felt completely in safe hands. She listened and immediately knew what to do, telling me that in traditional Chinese medicine there is a simple explanation for the hormonal flux when breastfeeding ends. I felt an immediate difference after the first acupuncture session, and the hormonal issue was sorted within a month of weekly acupuncture visits.
As well as further acupuncture for a variety of issues (stress, anxiety, sleep issues), she was also able to advise me of some adaptations to my diet which would support and nourish my blood, meaning that I no longer feel dizzy and weak each month. I will continue to follow this advice and believe it has been invaluable to my health and well-being.
Heather is very astute, caring and really listens to whatever is going on. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I visited Heather for regular acupuncture to help with a range of health problems stemming from cancer treatment. When I first began seeing Heather I was suffering from anxiety and fatigue, as well as digestive problems and hormonal disturbances. I immediately felt comfortable with Heather and she really listened to all of my concerns. I saw an improvement in all of my symptoms very quickly and, when I needed further cancer treatment, regular acupuncture helped me to cope with the stress and also reduced the side-effects. Heather is a caring and empathetic practitioner, and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to her practice which I found very helpful. I would highly recommend acupuncture to anyone who feels that their general health (physical or mental) requires some additional support to get back on track.
Before I starting seeing Heather for regular acupuncture, I suffered from migraines 2-3 times a month. Thanks to this treatment, I haven't had a migraine for over 6 months now, which is such a relief. I have a monthly treatment now, more for my general wellbeing.
I had a course of acupuncture with Heather. She always listened carefully and along with being highly skilled had a kind, sympathetic and wholesome approach to healing. IF you want to do acupuncture but are scared of needles she is the right person to go to.
Tom got straight to the root of the problem - I had been suffering from neck pain for two months and it was getting worse. I could not look over either shoulder and I was experiencing headaches and pain in my right arm. I could feel the tension in my neck and knew that a trip to the GP would be a waste of time - I would be given painkillers, not a cure. After two sessions with Tom I am completely back to normal and feel as though I am walking on air.
My son had been misdiagnosed with short achilles tendon for years. After discovering this we tried to get help in the country we live but success was marginal. As my daughter was very happy with the treatment Tom Bedford had given her, we made an appointment with Summeara. I was impressed with the progress she achieved in just three sessions. My son stopped twisting his ankles and knees when walking, started walking with his knees apart and can even run well. His mood improved and he is smiling more frequently now. Summeara heard my concerns and reassured me that what I'm doing is correct. She helped me understand that if my son's body suffers his soul will suffer too, and his confidence is as important for his health as all the sports he is trying at. I'm grateful and will do my best to go back to her whenevervwe are in the UK.
Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure treating your son, I am delighted that he...
Service(s) Provided: Osteopathy for children , Summeara Bedford , Ankle and Foot Pain
I have used Tom since 2007 and the first thing I do when I arrive every summer from the U.S. is to make an appointment to sort out my pain from several surgeries. I ALWAYS feel much better! I've never found anyone as good as Tom--from the U.S. to the U.K. Thank you!
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Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
I had suffered from pain in my lower back for a prolonged period of time and it came to a head when I was reduced to tears in a yoga class. A friend recommended that I see Tom for some treatment; after one session the pain in my back had almost completely vanished and after two I felt like a new woman. Since having treatments with Tom I've been back doing things that I had avoided due to the constant low level pain that I was suffering. An excellent practitioner who, unlike some others I have come across in the past, doesn't encourage you to undertake any more treatment than you actually need. I have no qualms about recommending him, or the practice, to everyone that I know.
Service(s) Provided: Tom Bedford , Back Pain
Review for Ben Davies - Trigger Point massage therapist
After 10 years of severe hip and shoulder pain, where I struggled to walk during a flair up, I was feeling at a loss. During this time I had engaged in multiple different treatments, trying to resolve my physical health issues and get my life back. However, during that 10 year period, no practitioner from either the NHS or private health clinic was able to offer me a clear diagnosis or treatment plan which worked.
Feeling at a loss, I did a little more research of my symptoms on Google , changed tack and decided to try trigger point massage. Step in Ben Davies, who has changed my life .
Saying he's changed my life is a strong statement, but its true. He was the first practitioner to really understand my pain and develop a treatment programme that has brought about real results. I now walk without severe pain, and every visit continues to improve my mobility, whilst reduce my pain level.
Ben is very skilled at his work and has a very caring
The service was so friendly. The receptionist was lovely and helpful. I laughed all the time on the table - and had a good conversation about the world. When I walked in I was in pain from back ache and my right ankle was swolen. After a couple of sessions I had more mobility and less pain Summeara was helpful with a medical report and I thoroughly recommend her.