Testimonials

 Often we receive letters of thanks and below are just a few comments from mothers and fathers and the people we have treated:

“I would like to thank you for the treatment that you have provided for my many and varied injuries and ailments but especially for my slipped disc.  I expected my condition to improve with osteopathy but I didn’t expect the speed of the improvement that I had.” Catherine Orton

“As a professional violinist, my shoulder strain from over-use felt as if the end of my working life was fast approaching. Maria Costello approached the problem from many directions using osteopathy, massage, cranial treatment and a strict exercise regime. On top of this she was always calm and encouraging. I had complete confidence in her and now feel more able to cope with the physical stresses of my job.” Ann Morfee, First Violinist in the Evita Band

I was referred to Maria at Stevenage Osteopathy following problems with my back and hips which developed after a pregnancy. They had become chronic and were causing me a lot of pain and I had been told medically that there was nothing that could be done to help.
Maria is so very approachable and is immediately relaxing to be around. She has a calm and reassuring manner and is always very professional.  Most of all the treatment is fantastic, she is very skilled and knowledgeable, and I have seen a fantastic improvement since she has been helping me.
I would recommend Stevenage Osteopathy firstly because I know that the treatment is effective and that Maria’s expertise and knowledge is reliable. Secondly because I find Maria herself such a healing person to be around, and her gentle manner and approach mean I have recommended her to many people.
I was (and am!) sufficiently confident in Maria that she also treated my daughter. Maria is very good with children and my daughter thinks she is wonderful. “ Kate M

 “I suffer neck and upper/lower back problems caused by an accident many years ago.  That, alas means that I always need assistance with muscle pains and blockages.
I moved here a year ago and made a first visit to Maria as my back was seizing up and for her to assist with the problem.   Over the next few months, all my symptoms and the pain has been greatly reduced, now I visit Maria for a check up every 3 months and both she and myself have both noticed a huge improvement with my symptoms, and obviously visiting her for a check up keeps me out of pain.
It is hard to describe Maria’s treatment, in particular cranial osteopathy which I find both uplifting and relaxing. Through gentle (but highly effective) manipulation, exercises and the cranial osteopathy, Maria has made a huge difference to my physical and emotional well-being. She has a caring approach and is wonderful to deal with and has very reasonable rates.  I would highly recommend Maria to anyone searching for an osteopath.
Thanks Maria keep up the good work.” Claire – Stevenage

I have had fibromyalgia for 20 years and subsequently have muscle pain and stiffness all over my body. Because of my fibromyalgia (a chronic wide spread pain condition) I have seen many practioners over the years and I have been seeing see Maria regularly for about 3 years. In conjunction with other pharmaceutical treatments that I use she is helping and is certainly contributing to my recovery.

I also work with a consultant Rheumatologist who specialises in the treatment of Fibromyalgia and in my capacity as a researcher we recognise and recommend that patients need to have physiotherapy or osteopathy and exercise in conjunction with any medicine treatment to achieve the best results towards reduction of symptoms and improvement of function.
I’ve been to many Osteopaths and Chiropractors and Maria is the best I’ve seen! Dan A

Maria offers excellent treatment. I have seen many Osteopaths over the years and have found that she has been the best that I have come across in terms of experience, effectiveness and after care advice. Maria also gives advice on exercises to strengthen certain weak muscular areas and relaxation techniques for
stress related tension. I believe that Maria is the best around for any osteopathic care. She is kind, personable and always cheerful and willing to listen to any problems that I may have. Maria is not closed minded or arrogant and is always interested in expanding her knowledge of any condition and treatment and this gives me confidence in her that she is up to date with current treatments. She is also willing to consider any holistic treatment if this helps the patient/client in their recovery. Penny K

I was extremely pleased with the treatment I received for my back and left leg. The consultation was very thorough and my condition improved over the four visits I made. Mrs Costello made me feel very welcome, was extremely knowledgeable and I felt very confident in her hands. Patricia M

I have a chronic pain condition & since having treatment from Maria I have experienced a big improvement, not just with my physical symptoms but also my emotional well-being, as I have a much more positive outlook on my health now. Maria doesn’t just treat the problem, she considers the whole person. She is open-minded, and she will suggest other things that her patients can do alongside her treatment to improve their condition. She is lovely to deal with, and you are left in no doubt that she really cares about her patients. Her appointments are unhurried, and her gentle, reassuring manner makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and totally confident that you are in very capable hands. I had 12 years of chiropractic treatment before I started seeing Maria, which kept my condition at bay. I thought that this was the best I could hope for. However, I now realise that with Maria’s help and encouragement, I can improve. I would without hesitation, highly recommend her to anyone.  Wendy C