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Paul has treated a variety of pains in several parts of my body very successfully- I am very grateful for his kindness and expertise and recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation to anyone seeking relief from pain.

Mrs Jill H   March 2017  See full testimonial

 

In the last 2 years Paul has sorted out my low back and neck pain that I'd had for years- he also has a very pleasant personality!! I'm very satisfied.

Mr Ronald M January 2017  See full testimonial

 

Hi Paul, just wanted to say a big thank you once again for the treatments you gave me and my daughter. It's still a pleasant surprise to be pain-free after the months of pain before you treated us. Best regards, Jamie.

Mr Jamie D July 2016   See full testimonial

 

I've been seeing Paul for over 5 years now for various treatments, from a trapped nerve to foot pain, and have always had great results from his treatments- I’ve recommended him to friends and family!

Mr Matt W   March 2016   See full testimonial

 

I recently had severe back pain, Paul saw me immediately, found the problem straight away and then gave me exercises- Paul is very professional and I highly recommend him.

Mr Colin M   Feb 2015   See full testimonial

 

Seriously - I can't thank you enough for prescribing orthotics. They're wonderful- gait still not perfect but 100% improved, no balance problems and I can actually "stride" around again.

Mrs Gail.Y  Jan 2015   See full testimonial

 

I went to Willows with chronic low back pain and stiffness. At one point I thought that my gym days were over but I believe, thanks to Mr Costin, I avoided surgery and I am now back training and using the running machines again!

Mr Leigh.T   Nov 2014   See full testimonial

 

I can thoroughly recommend Paul Costin as an osteopath- the orthotic insoles he prescibed have stabilised my wobbly ankle and the long-term outcome is freedom from pain and further injury.

Ruth Greatrex Oct 2014 See full testimonial

 

I have been playing the violin in amateur orchestras for many years. When I developed thumb pain, I was impressed by the way Paul diagnosed the problem, explained the theory behind the treatment he was carrying out, and also advised on self-help between sessions and in the long term.

 Joan Bayliss August 2014    See full testimonial

 

"Paul Costin has ‘looked after me’ for the last two years. He is a very talented man and has certainly helped me, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Mr W.K  Oct 2013    See full testimonial

 

"As an osteopath Paul is skilled and treats whatever ailment you present with, and I would thoroughly recommend him. You won't be disappointed in his holistic approach to treating you."

Mrs C.B Sept 2013    See full testimonial

 

'I would thoroughly recommend Paul- his service and approach are second to none.  I have recommended him to a number of people with similar sports injuries'.

Mr C.S- Sept 2013, A regular gym user.   See full testimonial

 

"Paul is a highly skilled osteopath that always goes an extra mile. Every time I leave his treatment room feeling much better- thank you, Paul!"

Mrs E.W Aug 2013   See full testimonial

 

"I have been having maintenance treatments from Paul on a regular basis for nearly 10 years. Having mentioned to him that I was experiencing severe pain in my left foot whilst walking, he suggested using Orthotics- the pain relief was immediate and the improvement such that I now consider myself to be pain free!"

Mr M.F  Aug 2013  See full testimonial

 

"I have been using Paul as my osteopath for the last few years. He has dealt with my lower back problem, shoulder and neck issues and recent left knee problems. All treatments have been done with great skill and awareness of pains I was going through. Paul is knowledgeable and thoughtful in his diagnosis and I highly recommend him."

Mr R.H Aug 2013  See full testimonial

 

 

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Several years ago I had agonising pains in my right hand and arm, almost certainly the result of enthusiastic playing as an amateur cellist and advancing old age.  My cello teacher suggested I consult Paul Costin, who, in addition to being a certified osteopath, is a professional violinist, who would have particular insight into musicians’ injuries.

 

Since then he has treated a variety of pains in several parts of my body very successfully.  I have had massage, ultrasound and a little acupuncture on my right hand, arm and neck, a course of acupuncture on my knees has been very beneficial and I am now in very good condition physically.

 

Paul’s approach is kind, gentle, sensitive and reassuring.  Physical manipulation (especially by a man on a woman) can be alarming and perhaps a little frightening, but I have never felt anxious or threatened by Paul.

 

I am very grateful for his kindness and expertise and recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation to anyone seeking relief from pain.

Mrs J.Holiday March 2017 Back to top

 

I have been a patient of Mr Paul Costin for over 2 years. He has a very pleasant personality. I first went to Paul for lower back pain which he cured. My neck had been bad for years, he has also sorted it out. I have been very satisfied.

Mr Ronald M  January 2017   Back to top

 

I've been seeing Paul for over 5 years now for various treatments - it all started with a trapped nerve - then orthotics for my feet and most recently for metatarsalgia. In this time of knowing Paul I've always had great results from his treatments.He's very professional at all times but has a great friendly manner too. I've since recommended family and friends to him and if I feel I need to talk to someone about a twinge or an ache I would always contact him first.

Mr Matt W  March 2016   Back to top

 

I recently had severe back pain and found Paul's web site. I contacted Paul and he immediately fitted me into his busy schedule on the same day.The consultation was very easy and quick, Paul found the problem with my back very quickly. Paul treated me and gave me excercises to do.I saw Paul a couple of days later, he gave me a very early appointment to fit in with my work pattern, it was 07.30 am.

I highly recommend Paul, he is very professional and I would definitely put friends and family in touch with him if the need arises.

Mr Colin M  Feb 2015   Back to top

 

Seriously - I can't thank you enough for prescribing, then measuring up and then providing me with perfect (fit for purpose) orthotics. I spent a year after you suggested these trying to get them on the NHS. It was impossible. I came back to you and brilliant, they're wonderful- gait still not perfect but 100% improved, no balance problems and I can actually "stride" around again. Well done you!

Mrs Gail Y   Jan 2015   Back to top

 

Both my son and I have used the Willows Centre for osteopathic treatment.  I have been impressed with the service and found the practitioner Paul Costin to be very friendly and professional.

Above all, I am now back training at the gym and using the running machines again. At one point I thought that my gym days were over but I believe, thanks to Mr Costin, I avoided surgery and I am now nearly fully functioning as before

Mr Leigh.T  Nov 2014   Back to top

 

I can thoroughly recommend Paul Costin as an osteopath; he is friendly, professional and effective. As a result of an injury 18 years ago, I have experienced repeated frustrating ankle problems. After yet another ligament sprain, Paul successfully treated the injury, really assisting with pain relief and minimising the recovery time - I find his complementary use of local acupuncture particularly successful. In addition, I tried the orthotic insoles he prescribed and in my opinion, they have been a great investment - they seem to have stabilised my wobbly ankle and the long-term outcome is freedom from pain and further injury which get in the way of things you enjoy.’

Ruth Greatrex Oct 2014 Back to top

 

I have been a violin playing member of two amateur orchestras for many years with no serious ill effects until recently. Following two particularly strenuous concerts, my left thumb and my lower arm became increasingly weak and painful to the point where I was unable to use it. Paul, in addition to being a qualified osteopath, is a professional violinist, so he was the obvious choice in my cry for help. He saw me very quickly, found the root of the problem, and began treatment. A course of treatment, together with advice on how to follow it up, resulted in a steady improvement and I was soon able to use my hand normally, and eventually after a few weeks, I was able to resume playing my violin.

I was impressed by the way Paul diagnosed the problem, explained the theory behind the treatment he was carrying out, and also advised on self-help between sessions and in the long term.

Joan Bayliss August 2014 Back to top

 

"Paul Costin has ‘looked after me’ for the last two years.  He is a very talented man and in that time I have come to appreciate his qualities! Firstly it is always a pleasure to see his friendly and cheerful personality. Secondly he can modify his approach to suit your current condition, do you need more massage, more exercise or whatever the balance should be. He has certainly helped me and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

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"As an osteopath Paul is skilled and treats whatever ailment you present with, but overall the treatment you get is as he says in his logo - 'holistic and caring'. I first consulted Paul about 4 years ago to treat my daughter for hip and back pain (competitive swimming related). Paul does a thorough history assessment and he explains how the body connects and why/how the treatment can help. As a health professional I find this informed explanation instills confidence in his ability to assess the correct treatment. Paul is interested in you as a person and takes note of your overall well-being. Recently my daughter had another spell of treatment for her back, and in the course of treatment she mentioned her wrist hurt - Paul spoke to her about it and had a look at it, and then advised me to get it checked out in A&E as he felt it may be a scaphoid fracture. It turned out that she did have a fracture and ended up in plaster, all to her benefit. I myself have had treatment for back pain as well, and apart from physical treatment, Paul advises on exercises for stretching and maintenance. Paul recommends different types of treatment but there is no pressure to accept and ultimately he will go with what you feel is right for you. So if you have never been to an osteopath before and are looking to access one, I would thoroughly recommend Paul. Or even if you have seen an osteopath before, again, check Paul out the next time you need to consult an osteopath. You won't be disappointed in his approach to treating you."

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"I've known Paul for a few years now and he was recommended to me by a trainer at my local gym. I have had a problem with both my rotator cuffs and he has managed to get me up and running again with his healing hands!! I would thoroughly recommend him and his service and approach is second to none. He is highly recommended by the trainers at the gym and I have also recommended him to a number of people with similar sports injuries."

Mr C.S - A regular gym user. Back to top

 

"I have been Paul’s patient for several years now and my health issue has significantly improved since I’ve first came to see him. Paul is a highly skilled osteopath with deep knowledge in his field and very professional attitude. I always feel that he goes an extra mile in his approach to treatment, makes it tailored to my own needs and every time I leave his treatment room feeling much better. He gives me great advice on how to improve quality of my life by making small changes, such as various stretching techniques, that in the long run make a big difference. I highly recommend seeing Paul for osteopathic treatment to anyone and thank you, Paul!"

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"I have been treated by Paul on a regular basis for nearly 10 years, primarily for my overall well being rather than specific ailments. He engages with you on a personal level explaining he physiological reasons behind the methodology of the treatment. Having mentioned to Paul I was experiencing severe pain in my left foot whilst walking, Paul suggested using Orthotics as a possible treatment. The pain relief was immediate and the improvement such that I now consider myself to be pain free. Paul is now also treating my mother and her mobility at 91 is, I think, testament to his good work."

Mr M.F Back to top

 

Paul A Costin BSc(Hons) Ost Med, DO, ND | GOsC Registered Osteopath and Naturopath © The Alexander Clinic 2018. All rights reserved.