Nuno Bento, osteopath for the Stroud and Nailsworth area

With regards to the recent coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak;

The advice osteopaths have been given by the Institute of Osteopathy is that in over 80% of cases, symptoms are very mild, with a suggestion that many of these mild cases are going undetected. At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease.

If you are in urgent need of Osteopathic treatment please contact me on 01453 760068 or

The clinic is now closed to non urgent appointments at least until Monday the 20th of April. I will review that date closer to the time in light of developments between now and then.

Whilst I cannot do any hands on treatment remotely, I am able to provide telephone or video consultations for patients who are not able to come in for treatment. These would involve a normal case history and, as far as possible without a physical examination, a working diagnosis for new patients; as well as practical advice on how to manage the condition for all patients. These remote appointments will be charged at my normal rates (details of which can be found by using the top menu). Do get in touch with me by email or telephone if you would like to arrange a telephone or video appointment.

I have information available to patients on my blog which you can access from the top menu above. This includes information on managing acute lower back pain which you might find helpful whilst the clinic is closed.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. I will carry on reviewing these measures on a regular basis and keeping you up to date as necessary. I hope you are all well and in good health. Do let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


I specialise in the Cranial Approach to Osteopathic Treatment, and have been practicing in this field since 2004. Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle and refined form of osteopathic treatment which is ideally suited to treating all patients from birth to old age.

Cranial osteopaths treat the whole body, including the head.

The clinic is in a lovely studio flat, just five minutes walk from the centre of Stroud. It is a warm space with big windows and lot’s of natural day light. There is level access to the treatment room, and a private parking space for patients to use (see ‘Parking’ link). Parking during the day is also usually available on the street right in front of the clinic.

The clinic serves the Stroud and Nailsworth area, and the atmosphere is welcoming both for children as well as for adults. You can call me at the clinic on 01453 760068. Alternatively, patients can also check availability, make and change appointments by using the online diary system.

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The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) found that 96% of patients attending this clinic were either Very Satisfied or Satisfied with the osteopathic care they received; 93.8% of them experienced an improvement in their symptoms, of which 73% were either Completely Recovered or Much Improved.