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Muddy visits The Ashgrove Clinic

Osteopathy at its professional best. You will be VERY impressed by their treatments, rehab and utter dedication to fixing people. We were!

Ashgrove Clinic is to Osteopathy what beans is to Heinz. Yup, they really know what they’re doing (with skeletons, not tomato sauce and haricot beans : ) Not heard of it? Your shoulders haven’t lived! It’s a hidden gem in a lovely Victorian building in Higham Ferrers and is there for anyone suffering from neck pain to foot pain (and anything in between). It has just one aim, to stop your pain, and it does so by wowing you with a fab selection of osteopath treatments, rehabilitation and a simple dedication and passion to fixing people. Oh, and when we say people, we mean little people too! Their first ever patient was a 5 day old irritable baby and their oldest patient is a 94 year old advocate of what they do, so you can be sure to get the help you need whatever age you are.

Owner Claire has real passion for everything Ashgrove does (she’s great fun too)

The clinic has some regular star patients including some of the English rugby team, England ladies football team, ultra marathon runners and iron men and women. Throw in a few TV stars, plus horses and riders from Team GB for Working Equitation and you’ve got a real mix going on.

They’re doing lots of work with cranial osteopathy; yup, the one Pippa Middleton’s been in the press for. It doesn’t just help babies tho, it can help migraines, headaches and any general pain really. I went four days ago (at time of writing June 18) and met up with Brooke who I swear is an osteopathy Jedi. I told her about my headaches and she did some cranial osteopathy which felt like energy was moving through me. We only did it for around 10 minutes followed by a little bit of cracking, but I felt like something had really been released!

I didn’t think about it much afterwards but writing up the article now, I realise I haven’t had any painkillers since, which is almost unheard of for me. Osteopathy can be used very regularly, or even bi annually like a dental hygenist, just to ensure you’re keeping on top of things (like hairdressers for hair and pedicures for toes, the skeleton likes a bit of looking after too)!

It’s all very professional but super friendly. On your first visit you’ll receive a 20 minute consultation to give you a step in the right direction to find what therapy will best suit your needs. But, if they don’t think they can fix your pain, they will give you enough information on what to do next (because they really care, awwww). Other fab extras are if you wait longer than 15 minutes for your treatment, you won’t be charged, plus they are open till 8pm Tuesday and Thursday for those with a busy bee schedule.

When you’ve finished your session, the clinic offers more than just exercises to do at home, they offer essential support to getting you back to your confident self. It’s all about the problem source, not just the symptoms. They totally understand that going through pain is pretty crapola and they’ll individually assess every situation and provide a combination of therapies to find what works best with you. Their therapies include sports therapy, acupuncture, podiatry, counselling, hypnotherapy plus loads of other treatments to help you fix whatever issue it is you’re having. Be sure to check out the fab reviews over on their website; they’ve got some huge fans, who we assume are very much aligned in life! If you like what you hear, get in touch with them, it’s worth the initial chat isn’t it…

The Ashgrove Clinic, Higham Ferrers

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