I suffered from lower back pain that seriously impacted my ability to walk or perform any manual tasks without a great deal of pain. I noticed a great deal of improvement right from the first session, each session saw further improvement. Please improve on getting softer elbows… those things feel like razor blades!!! After seeing Aaron for the initial consultantion and treatment session, I saw a great deal of improvement and lessening of pain. Each subsequent session resulted in increased mobility, a reduction in pain and a great deal of laughter! Highly recommended!
Catering for London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, you are sure to find a Perfect Balance Clinic near you. We have carefully selected our locations to ensure that our clients visit us at convenient, prestigious addresses, adding to the high quality customer experience we aim to deliver every time.
Click on the links below to see more about each of our branches, such as contact details, opening times and what services they have to offer.
– London: Harley Street
– London: St. Paul’s/Trump Street
– St. Albans: Fitness First
– St. Albans: The Maltings
– St Albans: Verulam Clinic
Why choose us
Whatever pain relief you require, Perfect Balance Clinic has a skilled therapist for you. We have physiotherapy and osteopathy specialists who all work closely together in order to achieve the best possible results for your condition.
- Modern & Evidence-based practice
- Team approach means we work with you and our colleagues to get you better
- Communication between therapists and all “under one roof”
- London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire based locations means treatment either at home or away
Clinical Director | Osteopath
Stephen’s passion in life lies around creating something unique. His thirst for knowledge has created what now is one of the most incredible places for clients to visit and improve themselves. Whether its treatment from sports injuries, work related neck or back pain or recovering from back pain after pregnancy, Stephen feels Perfect Balance Clinic and its associated specialist clinics are the place to come for all difficult to treat pain and rehabilitation conditions.
Clinical Director | Osteopath | Midwife | Lactation Consultation
Sara’s passion in life is studying and development of her skills. Sara has been a practicing midwife for 14 years and an Osteopath for 7 years. Recently she has added to her skills with a qualification in lactation consultancy which now makes her one of the only people that we know of with these special set of skills. Sara leads the mother and baby services at the clinic and is pioneering research into this area of manual medicine alongside the clinical team.
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- Ron Mark on Aaron Trim
The service I received was pitched perfectly. The clinic is situated right next door to my place of work, which means that I can hop straight from my desk into the practice. You get a nice warm welcome from the receptionist and the practice is clean, spacious and airy. Mark Richardson my physio is approachable, friendly with a calm and professional approach.Juliette Robinson on Mark Richardson
The overall service has been excellent. Since I have been going to the Perfect Balance Clinic, my knee issues have significantly improved for the first time in 2 years I now know what the issues are and I now have the confidence to know that my condition can indeed be fixed to the extent that will allow me to start training again. Thanks Perfect Balance!Darren Reid
Overall, I think the service is extremely good and I would struggle to think of ways to improve. I received an initial appointment really quickly. Stephens diagnosis of my problem was spot on even before I had seen a consultant. My rehabilitation programme given to me by Josh Dennis enabled me to recently go snowboarding for two weeks which I didn’t think I would be able to do.Chris Baker on Stephen Makinde and Josh Dennis
- I would only recommend Perfect Balance, they were great and Einav Cohen (Senior Physiotherapist) did an incredible job in getting me back in my trainers! Totally professional, understand the needs of their clients and provide a first class service to their clients. 100% recommended.Simon Smith on Einav Cohen
I’m a long distance/endurance runner suffered from my first big injury this year and went to see the team in St Albans and have been in top shape since. My ankle is as good as ever and I’ve run over 250k without a problem. Will be using the services and skills in preparation for some major races next year. Thanks to Aaron Sara and Steve.Terry Stoodley
I visited Stephen Makinde just over a year ago with an IT band issue and within one session he identified the problem exactly. I then had a follow up visit with Pediatrist Daniel to organise some custom insoles. Since then the problem disappeared and a year on I have ran three marathons with accompanied training with no reoccurrences.
Based on my experience I would say the level of service at Perfect Balance is excellent and what differentiates it from others is the very high level of competence and professionalism.Paul Sowter on Stephen Makinde
I cannot recommend Sara Randall enough to new parents who have babies that can’t settle or new mothers’ who are finding breastfeeding challenging! We took our five week old baby to her as I had a difficult labour and, at 5 weeks, he was unsettled, had colic and was also finding it hard to have long feeds.Not only did she really help our baby as a cranial osteopath she also helped me with my breastfeeding technique. I had a different happy baby after the session and I felt so much more confident with my breastfeeding. We only needed one
Not only did she really help our baby as a cranial osteopath she also helped me with my breastfeeding technique. I had a different happy baby after the session and I felt so much more confident with my breastfeeding. We only needed one follow up session before she discharged us.Her advice, support and professionalism was amazing! I highly recommend her to new parents. Thank you so much Sara for all your help and advice!
Her advice, support and professionalism was amazing! I highly recommend her to new parents. Thank you so much Sara for all your help and advice!Vicki Barker on Sara Randall
I have been working with Phil for over a year now. His sessions are very dynamic and always selects exercises to help develop my golf swing. We are working towards increasing power and consistency through the use of plyometric and strength based training methods.
Together we have been using the Vertimax to increase stability and consistency in the core muscle groups of the swing and improve explosive power through dynamic movement.
We are achieving great gains in strength and stability and through the training. I have seen my curfosis and scoliosis reduce under both physical activity and also in a natural posture.Glen Johnson on Phil Doyle
I’ve been struggling with back pain for seven years, actually it is longer than 7 years but it was seven years ago my local GP escalated my case and referred me to Hemel Hempstead Hospital for an X-ray.
The X-ray on my back didn’t show and damage to my spine and the physiotherapy stated as there was no bone damage, my issue was nerve and muscle related. Good news I thought and this was treatable. I even remember to this day the explanation – my muscles in my lower back were over reacting to what they thought was an issue and protecting the area where there was damage, causing the pain.
I attending many physiotherapists and osteopaths in my local area, received many treatments and was told I need to be patient and persistent with the treatments, which I was. I saw several and each new therapist stated I should complete at least 3 months with them – which I did. I wasnt getting better so then decided a different course of treatment was required and I turned to Acupuncture. It was really interesting and I actually did feel it helped me, but again after 3 months I was still in pain.
I’d been told about Perfect Balance through a colleague at work – “Perfect Balance are great, my wife visited them and they treated her perfectly” – I researched them on line and all the comments were positive. In my mind they were just another Osteopath or Physiotherapist – they all say the same and I’m just going down the same road again. But I’d had enough and needed it sorted – I’m based in Watford and they had clinics in St Albans, Hatfield or Harley Street – I thought to myself is it worth making this journey for the same results?
I had an initial appointment in St Albans with Stephen Makinde – we discussed the history and I advised him what I told all the previous consultants – I remember telling him it was nerve or muscles over reacting to something that isnt an issue. But he didnt take my word for it and started asking questions that didnt relate to my back. “How does it feel when you do this” – “And if you do this, where does it hurt” or “Are you able to access a bath easily”. I asked the questions openly and honestly and following this I was lying on the treatment table with my legs and hips being gently manipulated.
After my first consultation – even providing Stephen with exactly the same information I provided to numerous different experts, I knew that he’d recognised a different issue. I previously had an X ray on what was the effected area and provided this to Stephen – it was an X ray on my lower back. Whilst he didnt dismiss this totally – there and then he stated that the issue was not in that area – this was the area that many GP’s, Osteopaths, Physio’s had stated and only Stephen recognised this error. Within a week I had a scan on my hip and am now going through corrective procedure, for my hip.
I only had 2 consultations with Stephen – that’s all he needed. Every other “expert” or consultant seemed to want me back weekly for 3 months. Stephen identified this issue immediately and has put me on the course to recovery.
In writing this all I would say is speak to an expert who doesnt just know one area. Speak to someone who understands the whole body. If you are in the research phase of reviewing your symptoms or are not sure of what to do – please do not buy into a 3 month plan, see someone who wants to help and knows how to help. Stephen has my contact details and if you would like to speak to me about what I’ve written or more information, please request them from Stephen – I wish Perfect Balance were my first port of call.John Dugdale on Stephen Makinde
I would highly recommend Perfect Balance for their professional service from booking to follow up. I was considering having an aromatherapy massage to relieve the pain in my shoulder but opted to try a sports massage instead.
I am pleased I did as it was extremely effective and the therapist was very professional and offered some great advice on how to improve my condition at home. I was very impressed with the overall service.Niki Leggett
Quite possibly the best clinic in Hertfordshire. Have seen many people there over the years but I’m especially drawn to Sara who makes my body feel supple and injury free almost immediately!!
No pressure to to return and soooo much advice, help and support given! Thanks SaraClare Penning
PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL & HONEST
We know our limits and are happy keeping our clients, not our egos, at the centre of our approach.
That Personal Touch
Our sole aim is to make sure you get better – quickly!
We treat each case based on individual needs: this means that we don’t do the same thing every time and we make sure we find what’s going on to get you better – and keep you that way!
We are pleased when you don’t come back because it means we’ve done a good job and you feel better! It also means you are still doing your rehab exercises and continuing to manage your issue. We are always here for you though if things lapse.
Perfect Balance Clinics have all been strategically located within well-known health establishments, allowing us to tailor a comprehensive treatment plan for all your needs. We are located in Hertfordshire: Hatfield, St Albans (Mother & Baby), St Albans (Sports Injuries), St.Albans the Maltings and London: Harley street, St.Pauls (Trump Street).
We like to think of our company as lots of little clinics all under one roof, with one big pool of in-house knowledge to get you better! We all meet on a regular basis to make sure we share ideas and keep in touch with each other. When necessary, and in confidence, we discuss case notes of people we have seen who are being treated by more than one therapist, to make sure they are getting better as quickly as possible.
A friendly team to help relieve your pain
We offer a specialised team of clinicians and therapists, each with a unique interest in the well-being of the body. Tailored treatment is provided for people from every walk of life – whether you have back pain, aches or pains, knee pain, a sports injury, discomfort during pregnancy or even a crying baby who can’t sleep.
Can I claim through my health insurance?
Yes! Our therapists, whether Physiotherapists or Osteopaths, are all covered with private health insurance policies. We work with most private health insurers, including AXA PPP, Standard Life, BUPA, HSA, AVIVA, WPA and Cigna. Please provide us with details of your health insurance provider when booking your first appointment to see a Physiotherapist or Osteopath.
What services does the clinic provide?
We have taken time to build our team and we look for practitioners who can bring something unique to the team, not just anyone!
This means that we actually do lots of things … well!
The company started with two Osteopaths (one a midwife and the other with a background in neuroscience and sports) coming together with a vision to create a 360-degree solution for people’s health. We have grown lots since then and our staff work as a team to provide a special service. None of us are afraid of hard work so we are 100% dedicated to getting you back on track. We can help with a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, trapped nerves, wrist pain, hand pain, sports injuries, pregnancy discomfort, crying babies and more. We treat using a range of methods, including Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, in Hatfield, St Albans, St.Pauls, Harley Street and Luton: whatever your concern, we can find the right service for you. We are also one of the few clinics in the country to offer the Gait-scan and Biomechanical Analysis.
By listening to what you need from the moment we take your call to the moment we tell you ‘I hope I don’t see you too soon’, we listen, we care and we are professional.
We are Perfect Balance Clinic
Teamwork for the best results
We passionately believe in movement and exercise as a route to giving you optimal health, to aid reduction of problems such as back pain, and to promote well-being for everyone. This is why we work closely with rehabilitation experts: Pilates instructors, Physiotherapists and personal trainers, to provide that all-in-one package to get you back to health. We review how our clients get on at the clinic and we find that, in most cases, individuals who have been referred within our team have got the best from seeing several therapists and its taken fewer treatments to get them better, saving time and money.
A treatment plan that makes sense
For those who don’t fall into the bracket of professional athlete or sports person, all our practitioners are trained to give you simple exercises to help enhance your treatment plan – giving you greater results! All of our clinicians share a like-minded approach to healthcare and believe that a truly complete package is the only option for you, whether it be in Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Sports Massage or Sports Therapy – we will find the right specialist for you.