Client Testimonials

Gill and Alan Cochrane

“Dear Helen, Just a quick thank you note to say that we are so pleased with the progress that your treatment has made to Allan’s knee. From the almost inevitable ‘I think I will need a knee replacement’ to the ‘I think I can manage to live with this degree of pain’ has been amazing. We both realise that an operation may be necessary at some point but for the moment things are so much better. Once again, thank you.”

Rob, Harpenden

“I came to be treated for chronic back and shoulder pain which I have had over over 5 years – I saw Karen Osborn – since then my pain has been reduced by more that 50%. I have re-booked for another session next week (I was not pressurised to do so) but this Lady is matter-of-fact and superb!”


“Just want to pass on my thanks to Clare Johnston who provided emergency Physio to my calf on Friday and taped me up so that I could compete in The Mayors Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. Although my calf injury impacted my run I was able to finish the event thanks to her and managed a respectable 6th place in the female category”.

Debbie Reeve

Could you please pass on my thanks to Tom and let him know that I managed to complete the Wheathampstead 10km on Sunday within 12 seconds of my pb. After treatment from shin splints and a bad calf strain I was a bit concerned but his treatment and advice has been invaluable and am back to running injury free.

Julian Bliss International clarinetist

The whole team at Harpenden Physiotherapy are incredibly professional and friendly. I have had sessions with Tom and Clare and I cannot fault either of them and I notice improvements straight away. I will always use Harpenden Physiotherapy for any issues I have in the future.

Dr Shivani Dattani. GP

I wanted to say thank you so much to yourself, Tom and all of your team for your help over the past four months. I also wanted to feedback that Tom is such a fantastic and knowledgeable physiotherapist. You have all definitely made my pregnancy a lot more manageable! I shall continue to recommend your service to my patients, when I return after maternity leave and shall definitely keep you posted about the baby!

Monica Keilty

I have been a patient of Jenny’s for a number of years and cannot praise her highly enough for her expertise and professionalism as a physiotherapist. She has such a natural ability that I know she will always make me feel so much better. I would never consider going to see anyone else.

Peter Hyatt

I am very grateful to you both for your care and skill in this rehabilitation period. No one ever promised that recovery from a laminotomy would be quick, but you’ve both been very encouraging and good instructors in getting me back nearer to full health, so thank you very much, both of you, for your very kindly and professional help. I shall certainly recommend you to friends of mine.

J King

After surgery on my spine last year i did not feel like the healing process was going as well as it should but since starting my treatment. Since i made the decision to see Tom I have seen a huge improvement in my condition. I am continually impressed that somebody who has not actually experienced my condition (mainly nerve damage) seems to know exactly what needs to be done in order to aid my recovery. Tom is a friendly, understanding and very knowledgeable physio who not only focuses on current discomfort but also focuses on the root cause and long term solutions. I also particularly like the weekly exercise plans which are well balanced and keep me interested when exercising at home.

Louisa Chapman

Just to let you know that Emily Firmin was fantastic she is so professional, kind and encouraging and her sessions with my Mother have made a huge difference. My Mother’s mobility was very limited when Emily first saw her but now she is able to get out of Tara’s Retreat and into a car and can walk short distances. We will use Emily again in future if necessary but in the meantime we are making sure that Mum does the exercises that Emily gave her. Please can you thank Emily for all her help and best wishes to you and Helen.


The physiotherapist who treated me was so kind and caring. I was given super treatment for my hip and am back walking my dogs.


I would just like to say how pleased I was with the treatment I received. The physio was very clear about what exercises to do and very professional in her manner and her application of therapeutic techniques.


Thanks for the assessment today, and for sending the training program to me so quickly, it’s just what I was hoping for. And I went for a swim after the session as well, so feeling good! I do feel that the program you’ve given me seems do-able and doesn’t cause pain so I’m feeling more positive about the arthritis, thank you for your help.


Having been suffering for a number of years with severe back pain I am extremely grateful to Tom. His time and patience in treating me and providing me with exercises to manage my condition has made my life more tolerable.

Dr James MRCS(Ed) MRCP(UK) MSc(SEM) FFSEM(UK) – Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine, Head Doctor London Irish RFC

I have just seen couple of patients you have been treating since I saw them in my MSK clinic and referred on to you. From their feedback and looking at your notes I’m really impressed with the level of intervention, detail and progression of rehabilitation plans you have put in place, good stuff!

Johnny – Professional Rugby Player

Helen, thank you so much for all of your help and the time you took coming with me to see the consultant. Your diagnosis of Gilmores groin was spot on, since the operation I have been faithfully keeping to your exercise plan and I am now back playing full time.

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