Are you in pain and/or unable to take part in activities you love such as walking, running, playing golf or gardening or are you struggling to lift and/or play with your children or grandchildren?
We understand that not being able to do what you love is a source of great frustration. Thus we strive to get you back to work and your favourite activities as soon as possible (although possibly with some modifications to help you stay pain free).
Do you take your health for granted? Our lives are increasingly busy and stressful and this often means that we don’t always make the healthiest choices when it comes to food, exercise, work and leisure. Processed foods can end up taking the place of healthy eating, the sofa over exercise, long working hours over time off and the pub over healthier leisure pursuits. As for 8 hours sleep a night – how often do you manage that? All of these things can, in the long term, significantly affect our health and general wellbeing.
After a course of treatment from us at Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic, many patients have enjoyed the following benefits:
- Effective pain relief
- Rapid return to normal activities
- Better posture
- Increased mobility
- Greater flexibility
- Life without (or reduced) painkillers
Who we help
At Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic we see patients of all ages from all walks of life and help them to feel more healthy. We often see several generations of the same family. Read Laura’s story to find out how a local mum feels about Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic.
For more information on the treatment of babies, please visit our babies page.
People often put up with feeling less than their best, sometimes for years. When they finally come to see us, they say they wish they had come sooner!
If you are considering whether you need to come and see us at Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic, here is some guidance:
- Don’t ignore pain – if it hasn’t gone away within a week, it is unlikely to. Even if the pain has gone, your body was trying to tell you something.
- Don’t learn to live with it – the longer you have had it, the longer it will take to go. Prompt treatment is quicker and cheaper – and anyway, why would you want to put up with pain?
- It is always better to correct the cause and that is what we aim to do. Obviously we need to work to relieve your symptoms, but a “quick fix” often means that the problem will return in the future.
- Although painkillers can help to relieve your symptoms and, at times, are necessary, they are not addressing the underlying problem. They all have side effects and there is always the risk that you may cause yourself further injury as you will not feel your body’s warning signals (i.e. pain).
We like to work with you, not on you
We keep you informed and give you options at each stage so, once your initial symptoms have resolved, you can decide whether you wish to have ongoing treatment to help prevent future relapses. We are happy to give you as much guidance as you require, but you are the decision maker.
Some patients gain enormous benefit from ongoing treatment. Karen was worried about the cost of ongoing treatment but has found that the benefits outweigh the cost. You can read Karen’s story here.
Other patients get great relief over a short course of treatment and are then able to make changes themselves which enable them to maintain their own health without the need for ongoing treatment. Sometimes, these patients pop in for a “top-up” treatment if they have overdone it and we are always delighted to see them. Why not read Jane’s story to see how Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic helped her to manage her long-term back pain in a different way?
As osteopaths, we believe that the body is self-healing and that osteopathic treatment removes obstacles to healing, thus allowing the body to heal itself. We find that patients who take an active role in their care gain, and maintain, better results. Again, this is perfectly illustrated by Jane’s story – we have barely seen her at Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic since she started Pilates on our recommendation!
Occasionally, we may suggest referral to another healthcare professional for further investigations. You can read David’s story to find out how prompt referral had potentially life-changing consequences for him.
What do we treat?
We don’t treat conditions, we treat people but it is obviously helpful for you to get an idea of the kind of symptoms people have when they come to us at Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic, these include:
- back pain
- joint pain
- muscle tension
- minor sprains and strains
- arthritic pain
- nerve pain
- minor sports injuries
- neck ache
- headache (from the neck)
- shoulder problems
- work strain
- postural issues
Diane is a great example – when we first saw her with a shoulder problem she didn’t want anyone going near her temperamental lower back. However, when her back symptoms flared up a year later, she was straight in for some treatment. Click here to read Diane’s story.
Many of our patients just come in as and when they feel they need some treatment. Again, we are always happy to see them and we usually manage to “train” them to call us sooner rather than later so they only need a short course of treatment. Steve is one of these patients and you can read Steve’s story here.
At Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic we are always very happy to discuss your individual concerns and requirements.
To make an appointment or to talk things through, call us on 01202 888439.