Author Archive | Michelle Spencer


Osteopathy and lockdown

Registered osteopaths are amongst the few healthcare professionals who are allowed to continue to provide their services throughout the lockdown period – osteopathic care can also, in some situations relieve pressure on the NHS.There are rigorous infection control procedures at The Hertford Osteopath, including decontamination of the treatment room and any communal areas in between […]

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Working from home?

I’m seeing a lot of patients with neck and shoulder pain at the moment – often as a result of increased working from home, where the only workspace is causing problems with their posture. If you’re struggling with trying to find a better way of working, the good news is that there are lots of […]

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Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 and visiting The Hertford Osteopath The clinic is now open again after the closure due to Covid-19 but naturally things will be different for a while so if you can spare a moment please read this page. On booking your appointment, full details of all precautions as well as a screening information will be […]

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Clinic closed until further notice…

It is with much sadness that The Hertford Osteopath closed last week due to Coronavirus. The health and wellbeing of all my patients remains my top priority and if any patient needs advice or wants to discuss anything during this strange and difficult time, please do email me on I will be checking emails […]

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“Could Pilates help my back?”

I hear this a lot. Confusion around Yoga, Pilates, exercises, running, cycling… it’s difficult to know which activity might help and which could make things worse. The Pilates I teach is tailored not just to help with the current problem, but also to enable you to achieve your goals and importantly, to avoid the problem […]

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Thinking about Pilates?

I teach 1:1 tailored Pilates at the Sandy Close clinic, which has been an incredibly successful way to complete osteopathic treatment in order to prevent problems recurring. It’s also really helpful for absolute beginners (or anyone that found large Pilates classes a struggle) to make sure the basic movements are fully understood and practised. So […]

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Need help fast?

Osteopaths are trained and registered as Primary Healthcare Practitioners – that means that we are fully trained to diagnose the problem and explain to you why we believe you are feeling pain, at which point we will treat you or refer you back to your GP. It also means that you don’t need a GP […]

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Posture a problem?

Find out how osteopathy can help you to achieve better posture. You’ll find out how muscles can become shortened or weakened depending on how you sit or stand, and what this means for your health and wellbeing. If you feel that your posture is causing you pain or discomfort, call today to book an initial […]

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