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Osteopathy - Acupuncture - Sports Massage - Homeopathy - Wellbeing Coaching Reflexology - Counselling - Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Contact NamePhil Heler
Address1st Floor Rutland Mill
Coombs Road
Bakewell DE45 1AQ
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Welcome to The Buxton Osteopathy Clinic

Phil Heler is registered as an osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and has practised in Sheffield for several years at one of the region's biggest and oldest osteopathic practices. Having also practised in Buxton since 2006, and after moving to a Peak District village, he established the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic in December 2008.

Lower back pain is something that most people suffer from at some time or another, usually as a result of spinal disturbances such as postural strain, joint degeneration or disc injuries.While osteopaths are often regarded as specialists for 'bad backs', and this is certainly true, it's only part of the story. In actual fact, osteopaths are extensively trained and fully qualified to help with a wide range of musculoskeletal related conditions, from head to foot and in people of all ages - even babies. Osteopathy can also prove successful in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), using the increasingly recognised Perrin Technique.

The clinic offers osteopathy six days a week and we have three registered osteopaths (Phil Heler, Rebecca Burtt and Mel Wrigley). The clinic is also a multi-disciplinary clinic and we offer the following therapies;
  • Osteopathy (including cranio-sacral)
  • Acupuncture
  • Sports Massage
  • Homeopathy
  • Wellbeing Coaching
  • Reflexology
  • Counselling
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)



The conditions we can help you with include:
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and whiplash
  • Frozen or stiff shoulders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Slipped discs
  • Trapped nerves
  • Hip, thigh or knee problems
  • Postural changes during pregnancy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME)
  • Arthritis
  • Sinusitis



There are three osteopaths based at the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic. Phil Heler founded the clinic in January 2009 having already worked in Sheffield and Buxton. His associates are Rebecca Burtt and Melanie Wrigley


Phil Heler

Phil originally studied Human Nutrition and Food Science gaining First Class Honours, completed a Masters in Medical Science before becoming qualified as an osteopath. He is also continuing his academic career alongside his clinic work as he is completing his Masters in Sports Rehabilitation and Injury with a view to doing a PhD based on the physiological effects of sports massage.


Melanie Wrigley

Melanie graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London, gaining a bachelor degree with Distinction. Having always enjoyed a variety of sports, she became further interested in body mechanics through practising Iyengar Yoga leading to a career in osteopathy. She now enjoys working in Buxton and Sheffield treating a wide range of conditions and helping patients understand their symptoms. She works with a variety of osteopathic techniques to suit the individual along with advice on self care if appropriate.


Rebecca Burtt

Rebecca Burtt graduated in 1995 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London (previously BCNO). She has since worked in practices in Yorkshire, Wellington (N.Z) and Cambridge, and has now settled in the Peak District. She is a keen hillwalker and enjoys climbing, mountainbiking, gardening, nature conservation and bee keeping.


Karen Glancey BA Hons, Dip Ac, MSc Ac, MBAcC
Professional Acupuncturist

Karen trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture, one of the foremost educational and research institutions for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the UK. Karen holds both a diploma and an MSc in acupuncture. She has also undergone post graduate training in reproductive health and the use of acupuncture alongside conventional IVF treatment.


Karen has had a wealth of experience in treating many conditions:
  • Muscular Skeletal Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Pain from arthritis
  • Oncology pain
  • Pain from Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain from Chronic Fatigue


Mr Jerry Shevills

Jerry Shevills has been practising massage for over 15 years. He is a member of both the Sports Massage Association (at level 4, the highest level) and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. He has worked for several years at Sheffield Wednesday FC, also at the World’s Strongest Man Competition and on the Riverdance tour. He also currently works with several individual international elite sports athletes. He is a colleague of Phil Heler at Sheffield's biggest and oldest osteopathic practice.

Besides his work with sports men and women, Jerry treats people a wide range of back and neck problems, repetitive strain injuries and other conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, Raynaud's syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is also currently working on rehabilitation programmes for patients who have suffered from strokes.


Alice Lee-Overton
MSMA, MAoR, Dip Clinical Reflexology

Alice Lee-Overton consultations are tailored to individual's needs and in strict confidence. Alice's training includes:
  • 1991 Qualified as a Reflexologist, London
  • 2002 Member of the Association of Reflexologists (MAoR)
  • 2005 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage on completion of the 1 year course at Nottingham University
  • 2005 Member of Sports Massage Association (MSMA)
  • 2008 Diploma in Clinical Reflexology, Christie Hospital in Manchester
  • Knowledge is continually updated by attending professional development courses and workshops on subjects ranging from postural assessment, first aid in the workplace, reviewing shoulder problems, muscle energy techniques, myofascial trigger points.

Keeping an active interest in sports Alice was for several years Ladies Captain at Mortlake Rowing Club, London, helping to develop the growth of ladies rowing in the early years of their involvement in the sport. More recently she is involved with tennis and enthusiasm for sport and competition helps me to understand that clients want to be in peak performing condition.


Are you looking to improve your health and enhance your quality of life?

Embark on a course of homeopathic treatment and enjoy the benefits of taking responsibility for your increasing health and positive state of mind.

Why Choose Homeopathy?

Homeopathic remedies can be safely taken by anyone, being non-toxic and non-addictive. If chosen correctly homeopathic remedies can help to boost the immune system and address limiting behavioural problems.


Dawn Keyse

Dawn completed the four year course at the Midlands College of Practical Homeopathy and graduated in 1995. She became a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths and went on to complete her training as a practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.


Frances Taylor
Principal training consultant

Are you aware that some part of your life isn't working as well as you'd like?
Would you like to grow your own health and happiness?

Modern life inevitably has its ups and downs. For much of the time we cope very well, but at some point in many people’s lives, things can get tough. You may be facing a change in your circumstances or need to make an important decision. You may simply be aware that life has lost its joy or you are not feeling as energetic as you’d like to. And these life situations can be accompanied by feelings of stress, anxiety, low self esteem and motivation.

If you'd like to turn your life around, then let Frances Taylor, our resident wellbeing practitioner and coach, support you and discover how it feels to maximise your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Frances specialises in providing wellbeing support and coaching to individuals and runs her own company, brightspark, a specialist provider of wellbeing training to businesses and organisations. Frances offers the following services at the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic:


Wellbeing coaching

Coaching is a highly focussed way of working on aspects of your life that you would like to change or develop. Many people and professions now recognise the benefits of using a coach to provide an independent source of support and expertise to meet life’s challenges.
As a coach, Frances’ passion is to provide you with the opportunity to gain new insights, awareness and skills so that at the end of the coaching sessions you are able to move forward sure footedly in life. Areas that Frances’ clients may typically choose to focus on include:
  • managing work-related or personal stress and anxiety
  • managing the end of a long-term relationship
  • improving self esteem and confidence
  • planning for retirement

Frances combines a range of approaches to ensure that your sessions are engaging, practical and high value. She works to support both your emotional and physical health and the tools that you learn will stay with you for life.


Holistic Massage

Frances offers therapeutic massage drawing particularly on a form called biodynamic massage.
Biodynamic massage focuses on helping clients to achieve a better balance in life by safely releasing the tensions held in our minds and bodies. The massage is highly relaxing and is particularly suitable for people who may be experiencing
  • migraine and digestive disorders
  • sleeping difficulties
  • stress, anxiety and panic attacks
  • hypertension
  • poor self esteem or body confidence

In biodynamic massage, the therapist provides an individualised treatment to ensure that the client feels completely comfortable and at ease. Because of the gentle nature of the massage, clients who are perhaps new to massage or prefer a lighter touch particularly enjoy the treatments. Frances also has a particular interest in supporting women who may lack confidence in their bodies.

The many benefits of biodynamic massage include a greater awareness of the mind-body connection, deep relaxation and sense of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.


Relaxation Techniques

Learn relaxation techniques that work for you. Working with Frances as a guide you will learn a variety of techniques using the mind, breath and body to help you to relax more effectively. You can then use these techniques in your everyday life and enjoy better emotional and physical health.


Alice Lee-Overton
MSMA, MAoR, Dip Clinical Reflexology

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy that works on the feet or hands enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourages the body to heal itself, helping to heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms.

A Reflexologist uses hands only to apply pressure to the feet and can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet. By working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination improved.

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn't until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as 'zone therapy'. He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930's Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology.

How can Reflexology help me?

Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. It has been shown to be effective for:
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders
  • Migraine
  • Fertility
  • Emotional imbalances

Who can benefit from reflexology?

It is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After having completed a course of reflexology treatments for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to maintain health and well-being. Whilst many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important for people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain in all area of our lives.

A treatment session usually lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body's needs.


Omar Sattaur
BSc. Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred.)

There’s no telling what life’s going to throw at you: relationship problems, physical injury, anxiety, redundancy, work-place bullying, you name it. Counselling can help you manage and overcome your difficulties.
Having a good laugh, or a good cry, with a partner, friend or family member can be all we need to get back on track. But there are times when the problems, disappointments, losses and harshness of life seem overwhelming. And worse, they may seem like déjà vu; surely I’ve been here before? And that thought can itself drain confidence away.

Often it’s not only our mental health that suffers but our physical health too. As we become less active and confident, our sense of wellbeing begins to deteriorate.
Taking your wellbeing seriously means paying attention to the body as well as to the mind. My goal is to help you get your mind and body back into balance.

I can offer you a fresh eye, a trained ear, warmth and honesty. Come and find the right conditions to heal yourself.

I have helped clients to manage a host of problems including:
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Bereavement

Omar is trained in person-centred counselling and EMDR and was accredited in 2007. He employs a variety of approaches including expressive (creative) therapy, counselling in the outdoors and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress.

Phone Omar for a free consultation: 07794 631120


By Tania Louise


Intuitive Energy Rebalancing

Tania draws upon her background as a Body Mirror System Healer, Reiki Master and Vortex Healer to provide a unique, intuitive holistic healing experience that helps to balance you emotionally, mentally and physically, restoring you to harmony and wellbeing.

While you relax fully clothed on a treatment couch Tania will intuitively tune in to your energy system to channel the healing energy most suited to your needs at the time. As the energy system is associated with certain parts of the consciousness and body it can help us to identify the messages our body is trying to give us when we become stressed, ill or out of balance emotionally or physically.

This soothing hands-on healing method is said to be the equivalent of having four hours of sleep... it doesn’t get much more relaxing than this!


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

This powerfully effective therapy combines two well established sciences so you can benefit from both at the same time; Mind Body Medicine and the principles of Acupressure using an energy point tapping technique. EFT gently realigns the body’s energy system and helps to address unresolved emotional issues as a likely cause of stress, illness and personal performance limits.

EFT has shown impressive results with a wide variety of issues including fears, phobias, pain, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, weight management, eating disorders, low self esteem, fertility, relationship problems, business and career goals, sports performance, public speaking, agoraphobia, anger management, smoking and other addictions, and often works quickly and effectively when nothing else does.


Back & Neck Massage followed by Energy Healing

A de-stressing, de-knotting and deeply relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage will ease any tension, aches or pains. The remainder of the session will be soothing energy healing to provide the ultimate in relaxation.

Service Categories
Acupuncture, Connective Tissue Massage, Corporate Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, EFT, Energy Healing, Homeopaths, Life Coaching, Mens Health, Mobile Service Massage, Natural Fertility Management, Osteopathy, Reflexology, Reiki, Remedial Massage, Remedial Therapies, Sports Injury Therapy, Sports Massage, Womens Health

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