Ben Barker – Peterborough Osteopath

Ben is the Clinic Director and Osteopath to Total Health Clinics.

He is the former Osteopath to Aston Villa Football Club and has provided consultancy to Leeds United, West Ham United and The New York Knicks basketball team. He divides his time between all the clinics and fits his managerial duties in when he can!

Ben Barker graduated from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy London in 2000, and gained experience working in a number of local health centres. He has a structural approach to his treatment and a keen interest in Sports Injury.

He has lectured and demonstrated for a number of sports clubs including Chelsea FC, Leeds UTD  and the New York Knicks basketball team.

He also has treated professional sports men and women from The Premiership football league, England International football and Bobsleigh athletes, world ranked tennis players and world and european veteran middle distance runners.

WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT?

Osteopaths are often associated with bad backs, and this is for good reason. It is very much our speciality and we see and treat all types of back pain ranging from muscular aches and strains, to prolapsed and herniated discs.

However there is more to the human body than just backs, and osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including:

Low Back Pain- Lumbago
Sciatica
Neck pain
Frozen shoulder
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
RSI & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arthritic change to hips & Knees
Sprained ankles
Changes in posture and pain related to pregnancy
Sports injuries.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

Osteopathy is a profession dedicated to assessing, treating and rehabilitating dysfunctional parts of the human body. These include muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments. Osteopathy is particularly concerned with restoring efficiency to the musculo-skeletal system. When the body runs smoothly there is less strain on its moving parts. Just like a car! Osteopathy is a physical, manual therapy that uses hands-on treatment such as soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, stretching, exercises and much more.

Osteopathy has lots of similarities to Physiotherapy and Chiropractic, but also a few differences. The difference between OsteopathyPhysiotherapy and Chiropractic are often based on the individual practitioner.