GENTLE TECHNIQUES

relief from pain
Effective at all stages of life –
from newborns through to old age

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Gentle techniques work to give lasting relief from pain, improving everyday activities and enhancing performance in sport and creative arts.

Ben Colyer works at the gentle end of the osteopathic spectrum often using cranial osteopathy and  similar techniques as a safe and effective alternative to joint manipulation. He has fifteen years experience and trained at the British School of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

Ben often treats people who have sensitive systems who find they can avoid negative treatment reactions with this type of osteopathy.

Many people who come to see Ben are relieved to find that there is very little pulling and pushing and yet their pain resolves leaving them feeling better and looser than they have done in a long while.

APPOINTMENTS AND COVID-19

**NOVEMBER LOCKDOWN**

I am continuing to work during the November lockdown. The exceptions to staying at home include ‘for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies’.  This accords with my professional body’s current advice that as long as I am conducting appointments under appropriate PPE conditions I can continue to work.

Please assume that all appointments will continue as normal. I will let you know if there are any changes to this.
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Appointments take place in my clinic rooms in Henley and Prestwood; or I can still make home visits if required.
I am committed to keeping the practice and everyone who enters it safe.
Before and after consultations in Henley a full regime of airing and cleaning takes place.
On arrival hand sanitizer is provided and both patient and osteopath wear masks. Windows are kept open during the treatment. Patients are asked to bring their own pillow and blanket if needed.
In appointments for children, the parents wear a mask and the child only if old enough to do so. Parents are asked to bring toys to entertain children with, as toys are no longer kept in the Henley practice.
I request patients not to come if they have any symptoms associated with Covid 19 or are cohabiting with, or have met anyone with Covid 19 in the last 2 weeks. I will of course inform patients if the same applies to me.
For Prestwood protocols please see the Prestwood clinic website as there are some differences due to increased practice size and staff numbers.
Victoria
Mother of twins

Ben is a skilled and intuitive osteopath with a sensitive approach to his clients and a focussed approach to his work. I am amazed at how much he can perceive through his light touch treatment and how effective the results can be.

Cynthia
Full-time carer

I can’t adequately explain how much Ben has helped me. I suffer from osteoarthritis and tinnitus and always leave his surgery feeling restored and energised and ready to return to everyday life. I highly recommend him.

Mrs P. Tedham
Former back pain sufferer

Having suffered with lower back pain for about 10 years, Ben was recommended to me by a friend. With his expert knowledge and gentle touch, my back pain ceased after four sessions and this has made such a difference to my quality of life – I haven’t felt this good for years! I now see Ben every 3 months for ‘general maintenance’. I highly recommend him.

 

Martina
Following a riding accident which resulted in severe whiplash, I found Ben’s website and was intrigued by this form of treatment, in particular that there is no “pulling and pushing”! After only two treatments, the pain and stiffness was hugely improved and I had more movement than I thought possible. Ben also worked on realigning my shoulders and pelvis, after which I noticed when riding my horse that I could lengthen my right stirrup by a hole – clearly I had been tight and short through the right side of my body. I would highly recommend Ben’s gentle and skilled treatment to anyone.
Katie

Ben is an absolute ‘must have’ in my contact list and I recommend him without hesitation. He helped my eldest daughter, aged 7, who suffered with glue ear – she couldn’t hear us talking at a normal volume whilst standing right behind her. After 6 sessions with Ben the glue ear had completely drained without the need for surgery to have grommets fitted. She subsequently passed a perfect hearing test at the RBH. Two years on her ears are still absolutely fine. My youngest daughter started losing her hair in March 2020, she was diagnosed with alopecia areata, aged 4. Within a few weeks she had a 6cm diameter circular bald patch on her scalp. Under NHS consultant care we applied steroid cream for 2 months but the bald patch just kept growing. I asked Ben to help and after just 2 sessions I could see tiny hair growth. About 10 sessions later Ben finished her treatment. By then she had strong hair growth covering the whole area and it is still growing strong now. I can’t recommend Ben highly enough. He is highly experienced, exceptional yet understated, thorough and professional. He maintains strict Covid compliant cleanliness standards and won’t continue treatment any longer than is necessary.

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