Katie

KATIE BENCH

I’m Katie, the founder of the Monkton Farleigh Osteopathic Practice, which  I set up in 2005 after moving to the Bath region. I started my osteopathic career in Bristol, where I gained great experience working in a large established clinic. At this time I also established my own practice working within a GP’s surgery which provided a steady stream of patients through recommendations from the residing Doctors. I have now been practising for over 20 years.

I qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999 , gaining the prize for Integrated Osteopathic Practice, which I believe reflects my style of ‘looking outside the box’ when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. My previous background as a P.E. teacher and keen sports person has given me a good insight into sports injuries and rehabilitation and with a family of 10 medics I was always destined to be in a healthcare profession!

I use Structural Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy to treat a wide range of conditions in all ages. I also have a qualification in Medical Acupuncture, which can be great to combine with my Osteopathy to help release stubborn musculature and tendinopathies, such as tennis elbow. I particularly gain satisfaction in helping Chronic pain suffers get back to living a more fulfilled life.

My Practice, in the beautiful village of Monkton Farleigh, is set in the grounds of my house and allows me to maximise my time and commitment to my work when I am not playing mum to my three lovely children, who are growing up far too fast!

“I have a real caring attitude to getting my patients physically better and mentally feeling stronger and happier. I feel that a good understanding of the problem and giving exercises and advice where appropriate is so important in helping my patients to have a sense of control over their injury.”

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SIAN  FELTHAM

Sian has recently relocated from Marlow, back to her home roots of Ashley. She qualified at The University College of Osteopathy and enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly neck pain and headaches. Sian treats using both structural Osteopathy and more gentle functional techniques.

Of note is Sian’s post graduate certificate in Paediatric Osteopathy. She particularly loves and has the expertise in treating expectant mothers and helping them with their unsettled babies. Her training is extremely valuable in nurturing infants through their developmental years, treating growth issues in adolescence and seeing them safely into adulthood.

Out of clinic Sian is a keen skier and a grade 5 trumpet player!

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DOUG PURVES


Doug, Sian’s partner, has also relocated from Marlow to join and strengthen our team. He has an expertise in and great understanding and empathy of Sports Related Injuries and Rehab being a gold medal winner of the national ju jitsu championships in 2011.

Doug entered the world of Osteopathy from a background as a massage therapist and qualified from The University College of Osteopathy in 2017. Since qualifying Doug has developed his Cranial Sacral skills completing the M2 cranial course at the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy and likes to combine this with his soft tissue and structural techniques to treat a wide range of ailments.

In his spare time Doug is going through training with the army reserves and  is keen on piano and classical guitar.

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We are firm believers in treating the person, not just the condition, as everyone brings different physical, mental and social issues to the treatment room and therefore should be treated as an individual.

 

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