“Rona was very welcoming and I felt very relaxed in her company”
Lynne Tuley, Ferndown
“…whatever my body ‘throws’ at Rona, she is able to give a precise and reliable diagnosis, followed by appropriate treatment”
Amanda Ivens-Smith, Downton
Rona Jones is a very safe pair of hands.”
David Larmuth, Wimborne
I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2005 with first class honours.
As part of my training at BCOM, I studied nutrition and naturopathy and can advise you on natural ways to help manage conditions such as raised cholesterol, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, increased blood pressure and circulatory problems. I have a particular interest in women’s health.
I especially enjoy treating pelvic and sacro-iliac problems and running injuries as well as shoulder conditions and headaches. I like to work using a variety of techniques depending on the patient and his or her presenting symptoms.
I love being an osteopath because
It is so varied and offers endless opportunities for more study. I find it incredibly rewarding to help people improve their health and see the healing power of nature at work. Our bodies are truly amazing.
Why I chose osteopathy
My first career was as a solicitor. When I had some treatment for a running injury I thought the osteopath’s job seemed much more interesting than mine so I decided to retrain.
I am fascinated by how the body works – and how and why it sometimes doesn’t! I love the challenge of treating a wide variety of patients. I like to really get to know my patients and offer them exercise, lifestyle and nutritional advice to increase the effectiveness of treatment and to prevent their problem from coming back – and hopefully prevent others from arising.
I love being part of the local community and try to support other local businesses as much as possible. If we don’t support them, they won’t survive. As a member of Wimborne Women in Business, I have discovered just how much “girl power” there is in our small town!
I believe you need to lead by example and I try to look after my own health, without being obsessive. Like our Facebook page to see regular posts on staying healthy.
I am married to Nick who teaches at Canford School and we have two children who keep us very busy and bring us great joy. We have a retired greyhound, Molly, who is very lazy but she is still a great reason to go out for a walk, whatever the weather.
When I am not at work
I enjoy running and compete in local races up to and including half marathons. To date, I have managed to resist all pressure to run the full 26.2 miles but now spend more time running and racing on the trails than the roads which is more scenic and better for my joints.
I am also addicted to knitting and crochet!
Wimborne Osteopathic Clinic is growing (mostly through word of mouth, thank you all so much) and I look forward to running a full-time clinic in the not-so-distant future.
Over the next few years I plan to continue to train as a Pilates teacher and, when my children are older, I would love to study paediatric osteopathy in more detail at the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy.