What our patients say about us

I had neck and shoulder discomfort for many years, however told myself it wasn't urgent enough to make the time or effort to investigate resolving the problem. Having been recommended Isca Osteopathy on a number of occasions, one afternoon when my neck was causing particular pain I felt that it was at least worth a try. With the Clinic located in the city centre, it would be extremely convenient to pop over after work one day. From the start, Maria was welcoming and professional, and clearly an expert in her field. She took the time to discuss my history, getting to the bottom of what might be causing the recurring pain. During treatment, she took care to ensure that I was comfortable, and explained what she was doing and why, as she did it. Even during the first session, I could feel noticeable results. In the follow up appointment Maria got to work efficiently once more, and again I could feel real changes before even leaving the Clinic. My neck and shoulders feel entirely different than before, and I only regret that I didn't take time in the preceding years to book an appointment. Maria has essentially dealt with a problem I have had for a large part of my life, in just a couple of appointments. She sent me away with advice and exercise guides to ensure that I maintain the improvement, and I will follow these to the letter. I cannot recommend Maria enough.

Natalie - Estate Agent

"Maria was kind enough to see me for a chest problem: a discomfort and tightness which had been going on for so long I had become resigned to living with it. At our first appointment, she welcomed me very warmly, listened carefully to my description of the problem, and explained the likely cause. The treatments began gently, building up over a few sessions. The relief I felt after every session is hard to put into words. Maria is welcoming, calm and professional; a great listener and accomplished practitioner, and I cannot recommend Isca highly enough."

                                                                                                                                                                                 Richard - IT Consultant

I visited Maria because of pain and limitation if movement in my shoulder and neck. Following a thorough consultation, Maria commenced treatment consisting of manipulation and stretching. The whole treatment was very gentle, unhurried and pain free. My range of movement was increased immediately and the pain was gone following treatment and this remains the case days later. I have no hesitation at recommending treatment with Maria as I know I will return when necessary.

 

Alan

"Noticeable results from my first treatment including a reduction in discomfort/pain and increased mobility.  
Great ongoing support and advice to enable me to proactively help myself and aid recovery between treatments."         
                                                                                                                                                                          Brian - Decorator

"Hi Maria,
I just wanted to say a big thank you, I came to see you for a long standing shoulder problem, I was slightly apprehensive after having painful treatment elsewhere but yours was gentle and effective. 
Thanks again," 
 

                                                                                                         Abi - Artist

"Maria has been treating me for an ongoing back problem and I would highly recommend her. She is always very professional, has a caring manner and explains clearly the different treatments she carries out.

Added to which her treatment always makes the pain less and makes me feel better!"                         

Kirsten - Teacher

"I booked in to see Maria with lower back issues and a pelvic imbalance. Due to the recent Covid 19 restrictions I was over the moon to be able to get an appointment but at the same time unsure about how the whole process of receiving treatment would work in practice.
My initial consultation was done over the phone, during which Maria not only took a detailed case history but also explained clearly what I could expect when arriving at the clinic and during my appointment. This put me at ease. I felt Maria had clearly thought through what was required of her to practice safely during Coronavirus restrictions.
Following my initial visit I noticed an improvement in symptoms, an improvement that continued following a subsequent visit. I would absolutely be continuing treatment with Maria if I was staying in the area. Unfortunately however, having found such a thorough and professional practitioner I’m moving away from the area! 
Going above and beyond Maria recommended an osteopath to me in my new location and even spoke to them on my behalf. This shows how much Maria cares about the health and ongoing care of her patients. I found Maria to be caring, detailed, knowledgeable and felt informed and safe at all times. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."

                       

Beth 

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