Patients' Testimonials

Celebrating 25 years serving patients in Berkhamsted

"Thanks to you and the team for helping me and the boys over the years." CK

"Thanks for all the “magic” you work." JG

"Thanks for all your help, hard to believe it's over 20 years ago I had my first treatment with you." GK

"Great work and so reassuring to have you there for us. I tell everyone how great you are!" ME

"I am very grateful for all your help over the years and particularly to Juliet for her recent help with my ankle. I hope not to see you too regularly, nothing personal, but am relieved and happy to know you are there when I need you." BM

"I am grateful for all you did for my wife. Both treatment and chats did her good." MH

"I've always been so grateful that one of your team could help me when my back was in trouble." VG

The treatment is first class...

I have been going to Berkhamsted Osteopaths regularly for over ten years and would not hesitate in recommending them. Any back or muscular problems I have had have always been successfully resolved.

Simon, Berkhamsted

Very friendly and professional...

Tim and Juliet run a very friendly and professional practice. After a very painful and bad back, they had me back playing golf again after a short series of treatments..

Mr G, Berkhamsted

They are always accessible...

Berkhamsted Osteopaths are wonderful. They are thorough professionals who I have total belief in. They are always accessible and will try to see you as quickly as possible. A very happy and pain free patient.

R. H.

Always go the extra mile...

Berkhamsted Osteopaths are always friendly, willing to go the extra mile to help. They want to make sure that they provide individual treatments. I have been a client of Berkhamsted Osteopaths for nearly 7 years through two pregnancies to date. I highly recommend them.


caring knowledgeable and professional...

Had a bad back in spasm and went for the 1st time to Berkhamsted Osteopaths , they got someone in on a Saturday Bobby Difiore and he was excellent.

Very nice young Osteo caring knowledgeable and professional. He worked very hard on my back ( I am not on the petite side ) I have been to a few over the years and he was excellent.

Significant transformation...

I have been a patient of Tim Hanwell since 2005 when my Lumbar Stenosis problem first started. At the time the pain was excruciating.

Following referral to an orthopaedic consultant surgeon the decision was to operate; however, my GP advised osteopathy as a possible alternative to surgery, and recommended Tim.

Following intensive osteopathy sessions the transformation was significant; I’ve been visiting Tim since then and whenever my back problem recurs. I always found Tim highly professional, caring and engaging.

Dr Muthana A Jabbar

Without Juliet's expertise, I would still be suffering...

I was in a lot of pain with my back but thought it would fix itself over time. After more than a month of worsening pain, I decided to go and see Juliet, after a personal recommendation. I should have sought treatment sooner, but like most people, (particularly men) put it off.

Juliet managed to ease the pain and loosen my fairly twisted back; she also put me on a simple stretching exercise regime. With every session, my back improved. I did have a relapse, but that was down to me not taking advice. Again, Juliet sorted me out pretty quickly.

Like most people, I spend a lot of time sitting at work. Over time this has come back to bite me.

Being pain-free makes a huge difference, being able to sleep and walk - the things we take for granted.

Without Juliet's expertise, I would still be suffering and not getting better.


A holistic approach to treatment...

I shadowed at Berkhamsted Osteopaths one day in the summer – here is my reflection:

The staff were very welcoming and the practitioners were very knowledgeable and openly shared their knowledge with me. I witnessed the osteopaths looking at the patients holistically, not only treating them in the clinic but giving advice on changing their lifestyle to further their improvement.

It was so interesting to see the innovative treatment of IDD therapy and to hear from the users themselves the improvements it has made to their lives – one example I remember was someone who couldn’t do the simple task of bending down to tie their shoe laces and after the treatment they were able to freely bend again.

Thank you once again for the opportunity and making me feel so welcome, it was a very insightful experience.


IDD Therapy testimonials

totally life changing...

IDD therapy has been totally life changing for my husband, he was in severe pain which was impacting on his quality of life, since undergoing therapy he is now pain free and can continue with doing the things he enjoys to do. He would highly recommend this treatment and is very grateful to Tim and the team. It’s been truly amazing

Beverley (Buckinghamshire)

I would buy an IDD Spinal Decompression machine...

If I were a billionaire I would own a water front villa in Miami, plus a yacht and maybe a ski chalet somewhere. I would of course have all the necessary staff to take care of me.

However, before I bought any of this I would buy an IDD Spinal Decompression machine. In fact, I would buy 4. One for the main house, one for the Miami villa, one for the yacht and one for the ski chalet.

Mr MR, Berkhamsted

I am happy to be back in the sky...

Following a course of IDD treatment at Berkhamsted Osteopaths, I did 5 sky dive jumps in two days (1 from 12000ft with terminal velocity deployment ) and my back stood strong! No problem at all.
I know I still have a way to go and will keep up the core strengthening work and be mindful not to damage it.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back in the sky!
Thank you to Tim and the team.



After just a few sessions of IDD therapy, I can say I feel amazing. Life is wonderful without back pain.

If I look back in time to a year ago it feels like it was the most painful, unhappy year of my life. My life ruled, in all senses, by living with continuous chronic back pain. I had lost hope after trying several treatments prescribed by GP. Not being able to walk more than ten minutes without agonising pain which ruined me completely, both mentally and physically.

I can say I'm living a miracle since I started IDD therapy. Tim Hanwell treats you with respect and genuinely cares. I just want to pass on this genuine message to the whole world, back pain can be cured with IDD therapy and a healthy lifestyle.

God Bless you all!

99% pain free...

My whole quality of life has changed following the IDD treatment and I am now 99% pain free without the use of any pain relief.

John Coughtrey, Hemel Hempstead

I would recommend IDD...

Now I am a lot better and glad I had the treatments. I was being treated for lower back pain with tingling and numbness to the lower legs. I found the staff caring and professional and would recommend giving IDD a try

Anonymous patient

Thoroughly recommend IDD Therapy...

I would thoroughly recommend IDD Therapy with Berkhamsted Osteopaths. Having been in pain for years with a slipped disc, I was not expecting much but from the very first treatment I had more mobility and less pain and over the weeks I felt better and better.

Tim and his team are very caring and do all they can to help their patients feel better. The service they give is very good indeed.


I am now free from pain...

I have just completed a 6 month programme of IDD Therapy, which consisted of over 20 sessions. Initially, there was little improvement until we had completed 15 sessions. It is different for different patients. I am now free from pain.

I recommend Tim Hanwell and his team to you and of course the IDD Therapy


John, Amersham

it has changed my life...

I know its sound like a cliché but IDD Therapy has changed my life and my family can see the benefits of the IDD treatment, a happier, more mobile husband and Dad.

I now only have maintenance sessions once per month just to keep on top of it as I don't ever want to go back to where I was with the pain.


I feel so much better...

I started the IDD treatment five weeks ago and from the first day I noticed an improvement I have now had ten sessions and feel so much better

It’s rare these days that you walk in to a place and all the staff have exceptional customer service skills but that is exactly what you get at your practice.

C Karitzis

Tim and Clare have been brilliant...

Once the pull got close to its maximum I started to feel the benefits and was able to reduce, then completely stop, my strong pain medication. Just 10 weeks after treatment started I have very few symptoms left and most of the time can’t tell that there was a problem at all.

Throughout the treatment Tim and Clare have been brilliant with their bedside manner, explaining what is happening and answering all of the many questions I had.

This machine has given me back my life...

Currently on the IDD Therapy Treatment and cannot rate highly enough the dedication Clare and Tim have given to helping me get through a VERY painful compressed spine.

This machine has given me back my life, I can't rave about it enough. If you’re in the same state I was in, then give it a go. I'm now upright, pain free and going back to work in a few days’ time.

I would buy an IDD Spinal Decompression machine...

If I were a billionaire I would own a water front villa in Miami, plus a yacht and maybe a ski chalet somewhere. I would of course have all the necessary staff to take care of me.

However, before I bought any of this I would buy an IDD Spinal Decompression machine. In fact, I would buy 4. One for the main house, one for the Miami villa, one for the yacht and one for the ski chalet.

Mr MR, Berkhamsted

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