Testimonials

Have been a regular client for many years, would recommend to any body considering treatment. Very accomplished and professional staff.
Nigel Johnson

Over the years I’ve tried a variety of healthcare approaches and Mersea Road Clinic has consistently proven to be a professional clinic with exceptional practitioners. Following treatment with osteopath David Kennett, a longstanding painful hip was resolved in 3 sessions. Now I refer friends and family without hesitation. If you are suffering from pain I urge you to try them; the diagnosis and treatment were spot on and the service was outstanding.
Rob Veater

I’ve now been visiting regularly for a number of months and I always get great treatment from Sam. My shoulder problem has all but disappeared and I’m feeling much stronger and pain-free thanks to a combination of massage, acupuncture, manipulation and following an exercise programme. I’ve also now had a sports massage with Steven which really made a difference and loosened a lot of tight muscles. I’d definitely recommend the Mersea Road Clinic!
Madelyn Wright

I had a very painful lower back following a sporting injury. Within a few days I could barely walk 50 yards. I could not sit down for more than 5 minutes at a time and spent my days standing or lying down.I also had very, very painful sciatica 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in my right leg from my backside to my little toe.I was recommended to go to The Mersea Road Clinic by a previous patient.I was so pleased I had been recommended as I had a series of sessions with Andy Padden and at the end of these I could go on my usual several mile walks, had no sciatica and have resumed playing sport again. An added bonus is that the sciatica I got in my right leg when in the car for more than an hour without a stop to get out and walk, has gone completely. If only I had known earlier!I have no hesitation in recommending the clinic whatsoever, make an appointment now – you will not regret it!
Ken Jones

First time for me at The Mersea Road Clinic, didn’t know what to expect, but found it well run and professional. Richard who help me with my shoulder and neck pain made me feel at ease and took time to explain what he was doing and why. I guess most people would need an osteopath as they get older, and getting one which excels in the treatments and services it offers, is usually by recommendations but i was lucky, I managed to find the best one 1st time!Thanks for making a 1st time nervous patient feel at ease.
Gerry Sharpe

For over 8 years I had pain in my hips, thighs, and sometimes lower back and calf muscles. Various diagnosis by medical specialists identified symptoms and resulted in the prescription of drugs, with unpleasant side effects, that did nothing to cure the underlying problem. In less than 8 weeks of treatment by Vicki, with Michael as consultant, I have much greater freedom of movement and I am no longer suffering from pain in the hips which woke me regularly at night. There’s still work to be done, recovery is a gradual process but the end is now in sight. I appreciate the care Vicki and Michael have taken both with the treatment and in explaining to me the process of correcting all the things which were wrong. I wish I’d gone to the clinic years ago.
Debbie Duke

I am a dance teacher and performer, training up to 5 hours, 6 days a week! A few months ago I caused an injury that made it painful even to walk, but thanks to the treatment I received at the Mersea Road clinic from Christopher Allen, I am not in any more pain and can continue to train, compete and teach in the athletic form of dance I love so much. I cant thank them enough for their level of care and understanding of my particular needs.
Khrystie Gardner

Caitlin helped my back recover very well. Thank you
Roger Withrington

David has been treating me since September 2011 at the end of a very heavy year of training and events. In that time he has not only corrected the initial pelvic problem but he has gone on to keep me mobile and injury free so that I can continue to train and take part in my running and triathlon events. David totally understands the demands of training and how it will effect the body and this has proved invaluable.  Last September I was unable to get out of the car but with David’s professional advice, treatment, knowledge and advice I have been able to achieve so much more than I thought was possible and I cannot thank him enough. I would recommend Mersea Road Clinic to anyone … and do on a regular basis to anyone who will listen!!
Zoe McBeth

I saw Steven for a sports massage in the week between the Brighton Marathon and the London Marathon in 2011. Taking part in 2 marathons that were only a week apart was a brave move and David Kennett (my osteopath at MRC) recommended seeing Steven to get the legs back to relative normality as soon as possible after Brighton. I’m not going to say it was a pain-free experience but Steven made it as relaxing as possible and his knowledge and understanding of sport and exercise was very reassuring. I can honestly say without it, I really don’t think I would have been able to get round the London course in the way that I did. Using a deep sports massage as a method of recovery is definitely something I will be doing in the future.
Zoe McBeth

I have been visiting Mersea Road Clinic for the last 10 months and I see Caitlin. As a keen runner I was training for the London Marathon and picked up an injury so I went along to see Caitlin and was very impressed with the way she went about treating me. She started by looking into why I was getting the problem and therefore not only treated the injury but the cause of it. She also gave great advice to prevent it reoccurring. I now visit Caitlin about every six weeks as a maintenance program. Many thanks for your help.
Gary Lock

I have been receiving treatment from Jonathan Shaw since July 2011. The treatment he has provided has been extremely effective and has produced noticeable physical improvements, often almost instantly. He is extremely proficient and takes the time to explain what he is going to do and the intended results. I have been very pleasantly surprised by how the manipulation and massage techniques he uses have had such a positive effect on my movement. Jonathan was personally recommended to me and he has been outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend him (and other practitioners at the clinic) to anyone.
Frances, Colchester

Having originally visited the clinic due to acute back pain, I continue as a regular patient of Tom’s because of the benefit I’ve gained in managing my chronic heart and abdominal health issues. The professional support and care provided by the clinic staff is fantastic and everyone is always so friendly and helpful.
Lorraine – Colchester

I would be delighted to recommend the Mersea Road Clinic to anyone. I have used their services during 2 military tours in Colchester with great success (2005-8, and 2010-12); one in my late thirties; the other in my early forties. Having pushed my body to its limits in over twenty years of military service; including plenty of operational tours, challenging exercises, parachute descents and demanding endurance sessions, I have been kept fully tuned and ‘on the road’ for everything thanks to the thoroughly professional and successful application of the Mersea Road Clinic. My recent 2 year period in Colchester was a huge success physically, entirely thanks to the skills of Steve Graham; prior to that my late thirties were successfully underpinned by David Kennett. Both were superb and I remain grateful to them both for enabling me to focus on my military tasks and training at hand, thanks to their very successful maintenance of my ageing body during physically demanding tours in which they enabled me to consistently concentrate on my very physically oriented profession and lead from the front. My experiences of the Mersea Road Clinic could be summed up as utterly professional, tangibly successful results, and a very friendly and engaging atmosphere.
Colonel Gary Wilkinson OBE

Having suffered with lower back pain and chronic neck tension for longer than I care to remember, and having been treated by numerous physiotherapists/osteopaths, I was recommended Michael Clarke. How my world has changed. Michael is not a ‘just treat the problem and go’ practitioner he is an exceptionally dedicated, honest, committed, talented professional. Extremely learned with a wealth of knowledge, looking at the whole mechanics of the body in relation to the issue to provide the precise treatment; together with guidance albeit a life style change, dietary or exercise ensuring the road to success. Indeed, Michael’s clinic is caring, friendly and relaxed with the whole team focused to the personal requirements of the client. Without any hesitation I would recommend Michael and would be proud to do so.
Sue Ridout

A back that ‘went’ and a hip not strong, were both fixed before too long. The pain before was ouch ouch ouch, then look I’m dancing around the couch. Now I’m back doing the cha cha cha, Vicky really is a star!
Andrea Snow