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I would like to fully recommend Mel Harrison at The Rooksdown Osteopathic Practice. I suffered from severe sciatic pain in my right leg and lower back, making it almost impossible for me to work. From the first Consultation I had with Mel,she eased my pain and I felt a lot better. After having regular appointments, I have now made a full recovery and cannot thank Mel enough for all her hard work. I will certainly carry on visiting her on a regular basis just to keep my body in good shape. A very small price to pay to be pain free, thank you Mel.


I would recommend Mel (and have) to anyone. I have used a number of osteopaths over the years as I have a number of muscular-skeletal problems, from over 30 years of playing rugby, but Mel just seems to know what the problem is. She is very thorough and very professional; I wouldn’t -and won’t- use anyone else. I always have complete faith and trust in the treatment regime she has carried out and she always suggests exercises to do between treatments.


I can’t praise Mel enough for the treatment I received from her. Not only is she knowledgeable about her profession, she was friendly and able to place me at ease, during my treatment. I am finally pain free after 5 years and having visited a number of different medical professionals. Mel skillfully targeted my injury and within a few sessions I was amazed how my mobility had increased and my pain decreased. I certainly would recommend Mel to friends and family, in fact I have.


One day after trying to get my 1 year old son to sleep my back suddenly went…I’ve never really experienced back issues before so was totally unsure of the way forward on this one! The pain essentially just got worse and worse to the point where I was unable to stand up straight; this itself becomes problematic when you have to look after a small child. This is where Mel came into play… I hobbled her way, back bent over and no word of a lie was skipping away when Mel performed her magic… incredible. A white witch… with amazing healing powers!!


I first went to Mel for a recurrence of my “bad back”, and she improved that to levels that others over the years have never attained. But when I fell down some steps and really slipped a disk badly, she was not only available at short notice for the immediate pain, but over two weeks got me back to near normal. Now with regular treatment she has got me to stable point I had not thought possible in the last five years. An angel in disguise, with top rate skills!