Hazel Mansfield is an experienced Osteopath with a special interest in sports injuries. She was educated at Cambridge University and the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London, where she graduated top of her class and was awarded multiple prizes. She regularly lectures in biomechanics, applied anatomy and orthopaedics in London and has lectured monthly in Sweden for the last 4 years.
Hazel has been heavily involved in sport all of her life, and played hockey for England before an injury unfortunately cut her career short. Whilst turning her hand to pursuing her academic goals at Cambridge she remained playing hockey at the highest domestic level and gained 4 Blues, guiding Cambridge University to an unbeaten run in Varsity Matches. She is a very keen runner and has completed many events including the London Marathon and also enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming and traveling to keep active and fit.
Hazel has extensive clinical experience having spent her early-qualified years working alongside some of the top osteopaths in the country. With her background knowledge, this has allowed her a unique blend of skills, and makes her very popular with patients, many of whom have been treated unsuccessfully elsewhere.
Two main groups of patients form the majority of Hazel’s clients: those with sports injuries and those with office- and work-related pains. She successfully treats those with existing injuries as well as those wishing to prevent further strain, stiffness or injury by putting using exercise and training advice, manual techniques and correction of poor posture or poor movement patterns.
Hazel is very experienced in treating sports injuries of all kinds and is a specialist in lower limb biomechanics and injuries. She has worked with many elite athletes, including the female Barbarians Rugby team, ahe has consulted for Wasps Ladies Rugby in West London, and was an official osteopath at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games at London 2012, where she looked after athletes at the Rowing and Canoeing Village. She described her time at the Olympic Games as “simultaneously the most rewarding, humbling, inspiring and challenging work of my life!”