Ben graduated in 2001 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and is registered with the statutory regulatory body The General Osteopathic Council. He is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Ben worked in and around London for 7 years, working some large osteopathic clinics, including the Colin Dove Practice which is one of the longest established clinics in the UK. Here he worked on a wide variety of patients of all ages and professions, including an English Premier League Footballer.
He moved over to Northern Ireland with his family in 2008 and started the Coleraine Osteopathic Clinic in the Lodge Health Centre. In February 2016 we moved to 1 Hillmans Court in Coleraine. The premises now offer full disabled facilities with downstairs waiting room, treatment rooms and toilet facilities to meet all our patients’ needs.
The Coleraine Osteopathic Clinic is a family based practice where we often treat the whole family, which gives us strong links to understanding our patients’ needs. Over the last 8 years we have become very much part of the local community.
We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.
During your visit to Coleraine Osteopathic Clinic time will be taken to discuss your medical history. This will include information about your general health and lifestyle, also any symptoms or injuries that you're experiencing will be noted. If you have x-rays and scan reports available, please bring these along with you.
With your consent, your osteopath will perform a physical examination which is likely to involve touching the areas of your body that are experiencing pain and asking you to move around. It may be necessary for your osteopath to ask you to remove some clothing, this will enable him to touch and see the areas of the body causing concern. If you are uncomfortable undressing to your underwear, clothing, such as shorts and T Shirt, or close fitting garments will enable him to work effectively without making you feel uncomfortable, so please do discuss this. You are welcome to bring someone with you into the examination room if this puts you at ease. Your osteopath will make a diagnosis and discuss a course of treatment with you. This may involve visiting him a few more times for manual therapy, he may suggest exercises that you can do by yourself and some lifestyle changes. If your osteopath believes that your condition would not be improved with osteopathic treatment he may suggest another suitably qualified professional. Each consultation lasts up to forty minutes and costs £38.00. Your osteopath will discuss the likely course of treatment and for your consent to begin. Our staff will do their best to put you at ease so that you can gain the maximum benefit from your treatment.
Osteopaths work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Your osteopath will warn you if they think that the technique that they are about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell them that you are feeling too much pain. Following treatment about half of patients report some mild soreness in the area of their body that was treated, this can usually be relieved with an over the counter pain killer and will go away within 48 hours. If you experience serious or unusual symptoms after treatment, please contact your osteopath straight away for advice.
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1 Hillmans Court, Hillmans way,
Coleraine, County Londonderry
028 7032 8405or