“I can’t praise Katherine enough. Her care was second to none.”
David Kingston, Wimborne
“Katherine is a fab osteopath! Superb approach and great techniques.”
I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with a BSc Honours in Osteopathy in 2010. I am also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
I offer a caring and understanding approach for children, pregnant ladies, sports people and the elderly. I have treated patients from the ages of three weeks to 93 years old. I like to treat using a wide range of treatment modalities.
As well as working with Rona in Wimborne, I run my own practice in Christchurch. For more information or to book online with me there, please click here.
I love being an osteopath because
I love the variety of the work. Every day is different and no two patients are alike. Osteopathy is about the person as well as the condition. As Allied Health Professionals, I feel we can play an important role in the community and I enjoying helping people improve their health and wellbeing, not just fixing a problem.
I enjoy the challenge of assessing each patient, looking at his/her individual circumstances, posture and lifestyle – leisure, work and home. Sometimes being an osteopath is like playing detective with the body; unravelling a history of minor traumas which have built up to a particular crisis point that has brought the person through the door for treatment.
Why I chose osteopathy
I have always been interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. My mum was a radiographer before she retired. This gave me an interest in medicine and I was always fascinated when she showed me x-rays. Through my mum, I also gained an interest in alternative/complementary therapies. I decided on osteopathy as a career after observing first hand how osteopathy benefited a young relative of mine.
My passion since a young age has been horses. After completing my A levels, I qualified as a riding instructor and stable manager and worked in the equine industry for several years. I started my training as an osteopath as a mature student and continued to teach riding while I trained.
I have a particular interest in treating horse riders and I am keen to hear about problems they experience when riding. Often, when a horse does not appear to be “going well”, the problem lies with pain, stiffness or imbalance in the rider, not the horse.
I particularly like working with patients who suffer from headaches. Quite often a patient mentions headaches during the case history when asked, not realising we might be able to help. We often can and it is very satisfying when symptoms reduce or disappear.
I also enjoy working with older patients and helping them to stay mobile and active.
When I am not at work
Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and, time permitting, enjoy a range of hobbies including indoor climbing, windsurfing, horse riding, mountain hiking and dog walking.
I am also a keen, but novice, gardener. Since starting gardening I now understand why so many of my patients come to me with gardening related complaints! I have three chickens who assist me in the garden with pest control.
My dog is called Rufus, he is a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla. We currently do obedience and gun dog training but when he is old enough I want to take part in agility and Canicross (running with your dog on a harness which is attached to you).
In 2016 I started running following the “Couch to 5k” program. I never thought I would be a runner but this program made it so achievable and I highly recommend it. From there I joined a running group and was talked in to trying a triathlon. I have had to learn to swim front crawl but now I am aiming for my biggest event yet in September 2019 and hope to do an event in 2020 in the stunning scenery setting of Austria, where I got married in 2017.
As well as working for Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic, I enjoy running my own practice in Christchurch which keeps me busy. I always like to continue my learning and undertake courses covering a broad range of subjects, from motivational interviewing, to osteopathic techniques and anatomy reviews so that I am continually up dating my skill set.
In the future I would also like to train as a Pilates instructor to assist patients further with their rehab. I feel this is such an important area in fully resolving people’s problems.