Contact Details:

Thurrock: 01375 481212
Wickford: 01268 477089
Mobile: 07711 521233
Email: info@essexosteo.co.uk

Welcome to Essex Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic (Est 1998)

Ben Calvert-Painter is a international author, lecturer and examiner, as well as an osteopath and has spent many years treating the requirements of all stages of life, from new-borns through to the aged; his success stems from his passion for his craft and his belief that osteopathy can be used as a successful treatment for every member of the family.

Ben has in-depth experience of sports injuries treating a variety of athletes from different sporting backgrounds and levels, from amateur to professional. This includes the design of rehabilitation, strength training and endurance programs. He is also highly experienced in treating babies, children and expectant mothers.

But ‘What is Osteopathy?' Osteopathic treatment is gentle, non-invasive hands on treatment. Most people associate osteopathy with ‘backs’ but osteopathy works on all muscles and joints. An osteopath considers the body as a whole unit that is made of tightly integrated parts that can have an influence on each other. Through our examinations we explore not only the reasons there is pain or symptoms, but also the cause of these issues and how we may help influence them. Once at this stage we will discuss our thoughts and with your input format the best possible treatment for you. Treatment is mainly hands-on and may incorporate any of the following; massage, mobilisation of the joints (moving them through a range of movement), manipulation (clicking of the joints), cranial osteopathy (a gentle treatment mainly aimed at babies and children), medical acupuncture, tapping techniques or exercise and postural advice.

Osteopathy is a primary health care system that is fully regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, and all osteopaths have to be registered to be able to treat.
We are registered with most private health insurance providers.

To book an appointment or for any advice please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Myself and my husband have been to see Ben for several years whenever we have needed treatment. He has always been professional, knowledgeable and understanding to our needs.’ – Gwyn, Essex

Not only have i been treated but also my children have been treated several times by Ben, i have also recommended him to all my friends and family, who have always found him extremely friendly and helpful‘ – Donna, Essex

Ben’s main passion is not only treating people and getting them better but also trying to understand why the pain and symptoms are there to help his patients on a long-term basis

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Cranial Osteopathy

The small amounts of movement that exist in the infant skull permit the baby’s head to adapt to the forces of labour. However when birth is complicated by being unduly slow or fast, or when other complications occur such as the need for forceps delivery the infant head may not fully recover from the distortion...

Expectant Mothers

Many women experience back pain during pregnancy, it is a time of great change, not only to your life but also to the body. These musculo-skeletal changes are caused by changes in weight and posture as the baby, or in some cases babies, grow and also by hormonal changes preparing the body for child birth...

Sports Injuries

It is well recognised in the medical profession that injuries respond well to osteopathic treatments. Its natural approach being the preferred method of treatment for sports people for many years. This technique is used for lower back pain; muscle and ligament injuries; knee pain; shoulder; elbow and wrist injuries. It can also be used for training and rehabilitation exercises....

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Bannatynes Howard Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Thurock, Essex RM16 6YJ

Open: Tuesday 9am – 10pm – Thursday 2pm – 10pm
Phone: 01375 481212

The Forge, Woodlands Road, Wickford, Essex SS12 0AL
Phone: 01268 477089

Open: Wednesday 9am - 1pm - Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Mobile: 07711 521233
Email: info@essexosteo.co.uk