Welcome to the Hoddesdon Osteopathic & Sport Injury Clinic

Back Pain Specialist

Osteopathic treatment by Paul Culverhouse

Hoddesdon Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic is owned and run by Paul Culverhouse DO. Paul has practised in Hoddesdon since 1998. The aim of the clinic is to provide effective diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. All treatments are individually tailored to each patient's needs. Paul also aims to increase the patient's knowledge and understanding of how the structure and function of their body relates to their health.

Paul provides an honest  high quality service which is based on the latest up to date research. Paul updates his skills and knowledge by attending training courses, lectures and reading relevant medical journals throughout the year.

Click here for your free 15 minute consultationOsteopathy is a natural and drug free approach to health.  It is a recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that looks at the structure and function of the body. It is based on the diagnosis and treatment of structural disturbances which are often caused by, occupation, lifestyle, diet, physical and mental stresses and trauma, such as with sport injuries.

Paul's treatment uses a combination of techniques which may include:

  • Soft Tissue Massage
    Osteopathic treatment room
  • G5 massage
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Tissue Release
  • Mobilisations and manipulations
  • Medical Acupuncture/Acupressure
  • Postural Corrections and Advice
  • Home Exercise Programmes
  • Stretches
Paul may use Western Medical Acupuncture to relieve symptoms and pain. Western medical acupuncture it is an adaptation of original Chinese acupuncture but using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and focusing on the principles of evidence based medicine.

Click here for your free 15 minute consultationMedical Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment when carried out by a competent practitioner. It involves inserting fine, single use sterile needles into defined locations called acupuncture points or trigger points.

Acupuncture works by stimulating nerves in muscles and other tissues, This affects the central nervous system and the production of endorphins (pain relieving chemicals). Increases in blood flow stimulate the heeling process.

Needles may be inserted for one or two seconds or may be left in for a few minutes or even longer depending on the desired effect.  

Paul is used to treating needle phobic patients and is sensitive to their fears.   For patients who are needle phobic, alternative techniques without needles can be used.

Opening Times Hoddesdon clinic
8am to 9pm
8am to 9pm
8am to 9pm
8am to 9pm
8am to 6.30pm

Other areas we cover for osteopathic treatment include Ware, Hertford, Harlow and Broxbourne.

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