Testimonials

Thanks to these patients who have kindly written testimonials.

For 6 years I went through debilitating knee pain that led to me giving up every sport that I enjoyed and eventually resulted in me missing work and avoiding social events. Despite being less active, the more I changed my routine the worse the pain became.

Having seen multiple physios, osteos, podiatrists and doctors it became obvious that there was no simple exercise plan, soft tissue work or operation that could cure the pain, and medication caused a host of other problems. I reached a point where it felt like there was nobody who could help.

Finding Richmond six months ago was the start of a journey that has gotten me back doing the things I love and most importantly, feeling myself, something which I didn’t think would be possible.

Pain no longer defines who I am. I’m back to playing sports and living my life in the way that I want to. While flare ups still happen from time to time, I’m now equipped with the skills and understanding to deal with them.

Shane Alexander – London


 Olivia was just 17 in January 2016 when she was diagnosed with viral meningitis and a tumour deep in her brain and in March she took a ball to the head in a lacrosse match which resulted in her having a stroke. She was immediately thrombolised and spent 5 days on an acute stroke ward.

As a result of the stroke,  she was diagnosed with post traumatic dystonia and we were referred to Richmond by Dr Marie Helene Marion in September. Olivia’s right hand would totally freeze, sometimes for hours or days, with the longest being for 2 months. The stress of being 17 and in the middle of university applications and big exams whilst being unable to write was huge.
We came to see Richmond weekly and he helped her enormously with not only coping with the stress levels but the total rehabilitation of her hand and how to retrain her brain in to making her hand move again . The big breakthrough came after a few weeks when her fingers started to twitch and move again and she worked very hard on all the exercises that Richmond gave her to do to re-associate her brain to her hand and to love it again. She re-learnt how to hold a pen and how to write and every week her writing would get smaller and neater and it is now totally back to normal.
It has been a very scary year for her but Richmond has always been very calming, explaining everything clearly and teaching her how to cope and how to improve. We found him to be extremely kind and compassionate and there are not many people who could make a scared teenager feel totally at ease from the first meeting, so positive, encouraging and always at the end of an email if we had a query.
I can’t thank Richmond enough for everything that he did for Olivia  – and for me! He has restored her confidence and has taught her good coping strategies for the future. Her hand is now fully functioning, she aced her exams, passed her driving test and has got amazing offers from top universities – all things that 6 months ago looked impossible to achieve with the dystonia.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Richmond – a nicer man you could not meet.

Liz and Olivia M


After several years of stubborn residual post-surgery hip-pain, Richmond and his infinite calm, patience and interest helped me to within weeks be able to get out of a chair without any pain. From there it went up and onward, with all pains disappearing within months. I’m now able to do my yoga, long walks, tap-dancing and lots of running around without any pains at all. And the best of all – I can sleep through the night without waking up due to the pain! Thank you!

Cecilia W


I first saw Richmond in December 2015 in regards to a chronic pain in my knee that I had been suffering from for 8 months. I had seen various physios and had been on an extensive course of rehab but was in almost constant pain and unable to carry out many of the everyday activities I so wished let alone play sport or, as a 22 year old, go on nights out at University. I knew from my very first meeting with Richmond that I would be able to overcome my pain. He explained the concept of pain to me like no one had done before. I saw Richmond once a week for a month and in that time I went from having constant pain to being able to run with no pain at all. Two months later and I was running six miles every other day and as I write this in May I have had no pain since.

I also worked with Richmond in regards to on-going digestive issues and chronic pain in my abdominal area. Having not eaten gluten, dairy or alcohol for three years, Richmond gave me the belief that through controlling my thoughts and using the mind/body connection I would be able to do so. I am now eating and drinking what and when I want.

I can’t thank or recommend Richmond enough for what he has done for me. Not only has he helped me overcome obstacles which seemed to high to climb at the time, but he has taught me truly invaluable lessons which I will use for the rest of my life.

JD, May 2016


“I had multiple problems in my hips and legs, a physiotherapist had told me, and demonstrated how painful treatment would be. Then I heard about Richmond Stace, ‘not painful, very gentle’ they said. I am still astonished at the healing that I received through the most gentle of treatments. I do, of course, keep exercised and movement, which is essential always, but particularly at the age of 81”. MP (2016)


“In October 2012 my mother, a fit and well 65 year old endured a totally avoidable amputation of her right leg, due to medical negligence.

A large part of my mothers subsequent rehabilitation was spent under the care of Richmond Stace, alongside a team of other experts. Richmond’s approach in particular was quite unique, in a word it is “educational”, a form of training the mind, which helps the patient to better understand pain and especially “their” pain and how to manage that pain.

I found Richmond to be plain speaking, hands on and his attention to detail, in my view was second to none. Richmond sets an individually tailored pace from the outset which he carefully manages. I observed how he skilfully got my mother’s “buy in” and established a simple, easy to follow treatment plan. After a number of sessions, the change in my mother was remarkable, she was rejuvenated, focused and able to deploy skills taught by Richmond to help combat her pain and whilst there were and still are “bad days”, my mother is far better equipped in overcoming such days. Richmond has taught my mother life long skills and his ability to make a strong and warm connection on a very human level is plain for all to see.

Lastly, apart from being a wonderful and caring human being who still texts or emails me – simply to ask how my mother is doing, Richmond is a consummate professional and someone I would have no hesitation to call upon should the need arise in the future”.

Mr A Chowdhery | Chigwell, Essex


“I injured both my wrists through repetitive typing in early 2014. They became so bad that I was unable to write or use the computer. After seeing a series of doctors and physiotherapists who were unable to help, I was fortunate to find Richmond Stace. In the first session, we discussed my situation and I was immediately struck that he seemed to understand my case in a way that others I had consulted had failed to do. His programme of rehabilitation meant that I could type again after about six weeks and, 18 months on, I feel that I am effectively back to normal again. I am delighted at what has been possible and am extremely grateful for what Richmond has done for me.” Rod L


“I was 10 years old when i fell off a trampoline and damaged the nerves in my ankle. After about 3 months of physio with Mr Richmond Stace however i am able to get back to my normal life and now know all about what happened and how to prevent it happening again”. Katrine (10)


When treating a child you almost have two patients – the child in pain and the parent who faces an uncertain time not knowing what to do for the best. I would like to thank you for making a difficult time in our lives easier. During Katrine’s treatments you were supportive and upbeat, even when either Katrine or myself weren’t. You made her feel comfortable coming to the sessions so she was able to relax and felt safe. Even when you were pushing her out of her, pain imposed, comfort zone she trusted you and was able to move forward with the exercises. Now if she experiences pain again we have the tools we need to deal with it and know that pain is temporary and a bit more about the relationship between pain and the brain.

It is great to see her totally pain free now and able to be an active happy 10 year old again. Esther (Katrine’s mum) September 2015


‘With your understanding, patience, kindness, compassion, gentle touch and strategies, you have managed to drag me out of a deep, deep hole of pain’.

JS – Nov 2014


‘Following a wrist fracture & fixing from an RTA, I developed CRPS and got a referral to Richmond after a regular / non-pain specialised physiotherapist didn’t work out. Richmond’s handling of the injury, assistance in helping me understand CRPS and physical treatment all helped me on a road to recovery. His positivity always meant that I left sessions knowing that full health would return’.

MP – West Sussex

‘Richmond Stace’s treatment covers so much more than just physiotherapy. It’s a Iife changing way of thinking’

‘Richmond’s treatment is clever in conception yet simple to put in to practice’

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‘Richmond has given me my life back and has given me hope for the future where I had none’

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‘His treatment has enabled me to get my self esteem, self respect and confidence back’

ML – Reading

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‘My 12 year old daughter had been suffering with heel pain for 14 weeks and although we had seen an NHS physio we were no further forward, in fact her condition had deteriorated and she had been put on crouches!!I found the clinic after doing my own research and never looked back, in a relative short few sessions her condition improved and her sporty lifestyle could resume. Money well spent and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again’

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‘I first came to see Richmond after a number of unproductive visits to various specialists in London. I had been experiencing severe pain in my neck and back, and down the right side of my body which had progressively developed over the last 2 years. I could not experience any relief without taking handfuls of painkillers, and Richmond turned this situation around. He taught me ways in which to manage the pain in an effective manner, and also how to manage the root causes of the pain. The pain has greatly reduced due to the exercises in our sessions, and I will continue to use the techniques he taught me. I am now back at the gym, and I feel far more in control of my back and the pain than before. I highly recommend Richmond, the way he conducts the sessions and his careful understanding of the pain when it greatly affect your well-being. He is positive and sympathetic, two qualities which I have found are rare amongst other specialists’.

CK- London

‘I have used the Specialist Pain Physio several times, for rehabilitation after cycling accidents or skiing injuries, as well as for management of a longer term sciatic back pain. I cannot recommend them highly enough. The approach to pain management is primarily through physio, but excersises, and a holistic approach have resulted in long-term results.’

EF – London

‘Richmond’s approach has always been thorough, professional and extremely supportive, giving great advice and successful physio treatment right from my initial assessment and throughout my post-operative rehabilitation. I’ve recently had a second operation and will be seeing him again to help me with my rehab’

Bev Harrison, Twickenham

‘I would like to say how grateful I am to Richmond for the treatment I received recently by way of physiotherapy and pain relieving exercises. I had the misfortune to fracture my shoulder whilst on holiday last June and I needed to have physio treatment straight away. Richmond helped me all the way through the treatment and I ended up having keyhole surgery and was in considerable discomfort. He again helped me with advise on pain control and exercises as well as physiotherapy. I am pleased to say I have regained full use of my arm and all the pain has gone.’

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