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Dislocated ribs, displaced joints in neck and back, repetitive strain injury 

I would without hesitation recommend everyone to my osteopath, David Melrose. He was originally recommended to me by a doctor-friend nearly 20 years ago, and during the last 20 years has “rescued” me many times after various mishaps. He has treated diverse problems such as dislocated ribs, “locked” muscles or displaced joints in neck or back, repetitive strain injury in arm, and has also much-alleviated a chronic (not entirely curable) muscle-weakness problem resulting from an old abdominal injury. His use of Applied Kinesiology inspires confidence, in exact pinpointing of the location of damage or displacement even when symptoms are puzzling and obscure. In fact, I don’t understand why this wonderful extra tool for diagnosis and treatment is not eagerly sought-after by all osteopaths.

– C. M Thomas 

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Back Pain, Stomach Issues & Herpetic Neuralgia

David Melrose has treated most of my family (babies to grannies) with great success. Problems dealt with include back problems – trapped nerves – injuries – allergies and stomach problems. Recently, he has helped alleviate the pain of post herpetic neuralgia – when others had given up.

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Upper arm pain and muscle spasm

On a Sunday afternoon, I suffered an acute muscular spasm to my left upper arm, leaving me in excruciating pain and without use of my hand or arm.

By 9 o’clock the following morning, I had secured an emergency appointment with David Melrose at the Aston Clinic. After only the first treatment I was able, still with some difficulty but bearable pain, to have limited use of both hand and arm.

Two further treatments over the next 10 days found me with fully restored use in both my hand and arm, together with a greatly improved mobility to my left shoulder, which I had not experienced since injuring it in a fall seven years previously.

As a result, not only of this most recent treatment but by availing myself of his skill and expertise over many years, I am very happy to recommend the services of the Aston Clinic and David Melrose in particular.

The trauma arising from a sudden mishap is greatly relieved when one is able to call upon such professional and sympathetic help.  

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Inflamed muscles

I suffer from inflamed muscles in my upper body, they are a constant source of pain and keep me awake at night.

Carol has developed a massage program for me, specifically to relax and soothe the inflamed muscles in my shoulders and upper arms and back. My fortnightly massages are the only treatment I have come across to effectively reduce my level of pain!

Carol’s massage succeeds where physiotherapy, steroid injections, so-called painkillers and other conventional treatments, have repeatedly failed during many years of debilitating pain.

Practitioner: Carol Melrose – Reiki Practitioner & Massage Therapist

Muscular, postural and Digestive problems 

As a family, we have benefited from David Melrose’s expertise for very many years.  He is always our first port of call and unerringly diagnoses and corrects any problems, be it skeletal, muscular, postural, digestive etc……..

He has a wide knowledge and understanding of remedies he can draw on, as well as massage and osteopathy.  

I would highly recommend anyone to make an appointment and consult him.

– Pauline Shepheard Walwyn

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Pelvic prolapse 

Due to my prolapse, I was becoming incontinent when passing motions, and I was leaking. I asked David Melrose if he could do anything to help, thinking it was probably very unlikely. To my surprise, he said very confidently that he could deal with my problem. I went back to him after a week of having no incontinence, though the leaking hadn’t stopped. He asked if I’d noticed an improvement. I told him that I’d had a good week, but I was doubtful it had anything to do with his treatment.

The next week, when I went back, I had to admit I had no incontinence at all. He laughed and said he could see I’d been very doubtful that any improvement was due to him. For the next six month’s I had absolutely no incontinence and gradually the leaking stopped. It was wonderful to feel back to myself again.

I’ve recently been a bit careless carrying heavy objects which someone with a prolapse shouldn’t do, so I’ve had a slight relapse, but David is working on it again and says it will go completely or at least the symptoms of it will go. Already I have noticed a difference, and I am absolutely delighted and would recommend anyone with this problem to go to him. 

– Anne 

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Herbal medicine for child’s immune system

The first time I visited David was nearly two years ago. I had a 2 years old girl whose immune system was quite weak after several cycles of antibiotics.

David understood the issue and gave us the correct treatment to boost the immune system of the little one. Since then, my daughter’s health has improved enormously. She became much stronger and resistant, and the symptoms of any illness became weaker.

David is a very professional and knowledgeable herbalist; I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

 – Lucia

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Sjogrens and Lupus Disease

David Melrose was recommended by a fellow Sjogren’s / Lupus sufferer.  She said that he had enabled her to be less reliant on her medications and therefore lessen their side effects.  Sjogren’s and Lupus are very debilitating autoimmune conditions, and there is no cure.

After a very thorough and detailed consultation with David, I left very uplifted.  He was the first person to actually enquire about how I felt, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally.  He is treating the whole of me, not just one area.

I can honestly say that within a day or two of starting my treatment the nasty asthmatic cough I had through Sjogrens had started to ease dramatically – after 6 weeks now, it has gone.  Completely – even when I am stressed.

 Nasty side effects from taking my medication for Lupus have gone also.

I am so grateful to have found David Melrose and I have no hesitation in recommending The Aston Clinic.

– Carol Evans

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Phobia and OCD

From the moment you walk into the room, you feel the warmth of Sarah’s personality. She is very good at assessing how to help you and does it with gentle steps. She has been an enormous help and encouragement to me as we have worked together on my phobia and OCD. I recommend her very highly indeed.

Practitioner: Sarah Hall Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

Quit Smoking

Sarah helped me to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in 2010. I still see her from time to time for anxiety. I am still a none smoker!

– Steve

Practitioner: Sarah Hall Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

I can honestly say that Steve plays a big part in my wellbeing, not only physically but mentally, I am feeling much better as a result of his fantastic and amazing work and his caring nature.

– Liz Whynam

Practitioner: Steve Bell – Cranial Osteopath

Struggling to walk

I came in to see Mr Melrose after struggling with my walking. 

Mr Melrose’s healing hands worked wonders. 

I walked in limping and walked out with a brisk walk and no pain, I feel he’s taken 10 years off my age! 

– Frances Sapsford

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist

Severe back pain

David Melrose first treated my severe back pain over 25 years ago, when doctors could only offer minimally effective pain medication.  I had crawled into his surgery after days of pain and diazepam.  After taking a medical history, he told me to get on the examination table then stood watching – without any offer of help – while I struggled to do this.  He then performed a procedure which seemed to me to crack my spine before telling me to get up and walk around! I looked at him in sheer disbelief, and at this point I mentally vowed this would be my first and last visit.  However I tried, and to my amazement I could not only walk properly, but without pain.  I still ached, but after a few more treatments I was totally pain, ache and medication free.  I remained so for many years.

I am over 70 now and see David for occasional minor relapses or ‘maintenance’ treatment and some other age related issues.  He effectively employs a range of techniques to diagnose and treat many different conditions.  He has kept me mobile and has helped with my general health. 

I have recommended David to a number of friends, all of whom have benefited from his expertise.

– Lyn Baker 

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist


Since I was in my teens I have suffered from scoliosis which require surgery (spinal fusion). I had to wear a plaster jacket a metal brace and finally had a Harrington rod inserted. Whenever I exercised too much my back would go into a spasm causing me to stoop to one side which was very uncomfortable, the only way to overcome this was to hang from the door frame, which seemed to be just the correct size for me to have feet flat on the floor. At an aqua class I overstretched and instantly knew I had injured myself and I ended up suffering from sciatica, and it was excruciating. I could hardly put a foot in front of one on the other. After suffering for a few weeks I sought help from David Melrose who worked his magic and helped to reduce the pain and stiffness and after a few weeks I was totally pain free walking better than I had for years and better still I have not had any back spasms. 

Would highly recommend David Melrose at the Aston clinic

– Hazel Taylor 

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist


Very grateful to David Melrose at Aston Clinic London who has very successfully treated me for bladder incontinence which had become an annoying problem and I can thoroughly recommend the treatment. His years of knowledge and diagnostic techniques are invaluable, and I have returned for various difficulties, such as back and knees. Personally, I believe that having problems checked before they get worse can prevent them being more serious at a later stage.
The reception staff are lovely and very helpful, which gives the clinic a welcoming atmosphere.

– Wendy

Practitioner: David Melrose – Osteopath & Herbalist