Claire is an osteopath who since 2008 has treated thousands of patients of all ages and is now Director of the award winning clinic, Body Mechanix Harpenden.
As the lead practitioner she directs a team who treat people of all ages for a wide variety of conditions, including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injury, ailments in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries to name a few.
Claire treats structural problems in patient:, from manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children, babies, athletes and weekend warriors.
"Been under the care of Claire easing bulges on my spine with acupuncture. It’s helped the pain so much I cannot recommendation enough.And after a more recent surgery on my wrist Claire worked her magic on easing the stiffness in my arm and worked on my scar sensitivity, even just the day after I’m feeling wonderful 🌟🌟 👌🏻"
Claire developed specialist paediatric knowledge and expertise by undertaking the prestigious Osteopathic Centre for Children's (OCC) diploma, qualifying this post graduate degree in 2014.
She underwent a further 2 years of working in the OCC's clinic voluntarily to enhance and reinforce her experience by treating varied paediatric presentations; from the very common to the complex.
Claire has worked in two London hospitals in NICU wards successfully treating new born and premature children suffering from complications and severe disability.
"My 7month old was waking up every hour through the night and was very unsettled and unhappy during the day. I was recommended to go and see Claire and after just one session he improved massively. We are a few sessions in now and I now have a boy who sleeps soundly at night and who is much more content during the day - I can’t recommend Claire enough!"
Claire treats patients of all ages, from newborn infants, to patients who are 102 years old. When treating patients, Claire works with patient’s posture, symmetry and biomechanics. She prescribes correctional and rehabilitation exercises, as well as offering lifestyle and nutritional advice.
Over the last decade, Claire has worked with a number of sports teams (from local amateur to elite professional) and is qualified in various therapeutic modalities that are often used as an adjunct to osteopathy; including Dry needling, Strapping and Kinesiology Taping (K-taping).
Claire enjoys offering something back to the profession that has already given her so much and as a result, has lectured numerous times to undergraduate osteopaths.
"Always kind and considerate ladies, always go the extra mile to help you. They always make sure you leave feeling good and explain what to expect during treatment."