About Us

The Wellbeing Clinic is home to Wellbeing Osteopaths, founded in 2006 by Dawn Hamilton. Prior to moving in to our premises at 21 High Street, our practice was based in Green Ginger, Corsham for 12 years.  We believe a holistic approach to healthcare supports a healthy life and so the Wellbeing Clinic is also home to a variety of Complementary Therapists ( for individual profiles and contact details see below ). The clinic currently provides treatments including Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Perrin Technique, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Person Centered Counselling, Specialist Foot Health Care, Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapy and 1:1 Pilates.

Osteopaths

Osteopaths are professionally trained to treat people of all ages from newborns to the elderly. We use a variety of safe and effective manual techniques, ranging from the traditional structural techniques to the more gentle cranial techniques and specialise in the osteopathic treatment of musculoskeletal pain. We can help alleviate a broad spectrum of problems from back and neck pain, stiff joints, fibromyalgia and headaches to work and sports related injuries and postural problems – including those in pregnancy and childhood.

If you are looking for a local osteopath we can usually offer same day or next day appointments for those patients who need to be seen quickly. Our goal is to alleviate your pain and discomfort and restore your health and wellbeing. Our clinic has been established in Corsham for over 14 years and continues to grow.

If you are unsure whether osteopathy can help you and would like to discuss your situation before making an appointment, we offer a FREE 15 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION with one of our osteopaths.

Meet Our Osteopaths

Dawn Hamilton BOst DO(Hons)

Osteopathy 

Background

I have been an osteopath for 38 years and hold both an Honours Diploma in Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Osteopathy degree. I graduated in 1982 from the British School of Osteopathy, now University College of Osteopathy, which is Europe’s oldest and largest training establishment for Osteopaths. I am a Member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (MSCCO), which is a leading provider of post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy.

I have practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings both in the UK and abroad, in Cyprus and the USA, including children’s clinics and sports injury clinics. I have also worked with a broad range of occupational injuries in both office and manual workers and have experience working alongside medical doctors and physiotherapists.

Osteopathic Interest

I am as passionate about osteopathy today as I was as a student and continue to marvel at its ability to help resolve even the most complex and stubborn of problems.

Since attending my first post-graduate training course in cranial osteopathy in 1985 I have developed a special interest in this field. I like the fact that it is gentle and non-invasive as a treatment and so patients find it easy to relax,  allowing the osteopath to get a lot of information from the body tissues. Children, particularly, are very aware that you are tuning in to their needs this way and so tend to respond well, as the treatment is very patient led.

I also enjoy treating women during pregnancy and helping to relieve mechanical discomfort due to the demands of changing posture, hormones and weight distribution. Pregnancy is a special time and it is immensely satisfying to play a part in making it a more enjoyable experience for mother and baby.

I have a special interest and experience in treating patients with headaches and shoulder problems and also enjoy treating feet. However one of the most satisfying aspects of osteopathy is dealing with the diverse range of problems that we see in practice every day which are always interesting, as they are unique to the individual and their particular lifestyle.

I previously trained as an exercise instructor and have taught a variety of exercise classes including aerobics, body conditioning and circuit training. I am therefore well placed to give advice on exercise, warm ups and stretches.I have also worked as an osteopathic technique tutor to undergraduate students at the British School of Osteopathy and as a practical skills tutor in Cranio Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, UK.

Personal Interests

I live in Corsham with my husband and have two grown up children plus an assortment of pets. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, sharing good food and wine, travelling, reading and watching good films. I have recently rekindled my interest in yoga and am enjoying getting back in to regular practice. I adore flowers and trees and love to be out in nature which I find hugely restorative.

Dawn Hamilton Bath osteopath

David Hayward BOst

Osteopathy and Sports Massage 

Background

Following a career in the media industry at Channels 4 and 5 and the Daily Mail, I saw the light and retrained as an osteopath in 2002. I graduated with a Bachelor of Osteopathy degree in 2007 from the British School of Osteopathy in London.

Osteopathic Interest

Following graduation I completed courses in Cranial Osteopathy, at the BSO and at Turning Point Training in Bath, and in Classical Osteopathy through the Institute for Classical Osteopathy in Surrey.  I also have attended courses in Massage and Sports Massage.

I particularly like to use a variety of techniques in my treatment sessions, mixing Deep Tissue and Soft Tissue massage with structural, cranial and functional Osteopathic techniques, adapting each treatment uniquely to the needs of the particular patient, all based around a general Classical Osteopathic framework.

Since graduation I have worked in various clinics around Somerset and Bath before coming home to roost with Wellbeing Osteopaths in 2015.

Personal Interests

I live in Batheaston with my wife and two rugby playing sons and enjoy, if that is the right word, taking my two Saluki dogs for long walks in very contained fields!

David Hayward osteopath Bath

Louise Jamieson Hull  DO FSCCO

Osteopathy and Perrin Technique Practitioner

Background

I trained at the British School of Osteopathy between 1987 – 1991. As well as being part of the team at Wellbeing Osteopaths, Corsham, I also treat patients at ADVENTURE HEALTH, Yatton Keynall. I am a fellow member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, a leading provider of post graduate training in cranial osteopathy, where I am part of the teaching faculty for postgraduate students.

Osteopathic Interest

I have a special interest and experience in treating babies, children and older people and also those with chronic health problems. I use mostly gentle osteopathic and cranial techniques but also work with the more traditional structural techniques, alongside offering health, dietary and exercise advice. I enjoy providing quality care that is patient centered.

I am also a Perrin Technique Practitioner which is a treatment protocol specifically designed for the treatment of patients suffering with ME and or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It was developed by Dr Raymond Perrin and is based on sound physiological principles and osteopathic techniques including a self help regime and dietary advice.

My passion for adventure sports has led to teaming up with Adventure Instructors to provide osteopathic support to sportsmen and women.

Personal Interests

I live locally and enjoy rock climbing, caving and other adventure sports in my spare time.

Meet Our Complementary Therapists

Holly Aragon

Acupuncturist 

Like all members of the British Acupuncture Council, Holly undertook over 3,600 hours of study in acupuncture to gain her qualification. The training was divided into 3 equal parts:

  1. Acupuncture Theory covering pulse pictures, laws, meridians, point names, locations and needle depths, point applications and patterns;
  2. Western medical sciences and Eastern diagnosis techniques including anatomy, physiology, biology of disease, tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, palpation techniques, first aid and ‘red flags’ ie when to refer to a Doctor; and finally
  3. Clinical training which includes interning, case studies, written theory, western medical theory and practical anatomy and point location exams.

Continued professional development is a requirement for being on the British Acupuncture Council register. Members are bound by a strict Code Of Conduct requiring full insurance cover.

Holly gained her licientiate from The College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1992. In those days Acupuncturists were few and far between. Holly was one of the very first to practice in Chippenham after buying her practice for the princely sum of two Volvo tyres from a colleague!

She worked at the practice in Park Lane along side Osteopaths Ian Cameron and Christian Sullivan for 12 years. During this time she would often sit in on Ian’s clinic and on occasion worked in conjunction with him. These experiences stimulated her interest in the muscular and anatomical application of acupuncture for complaints such as sciatica, whiplash injuries, osteo-arthritis, general muscular tension.

Holly is available at The Wellbeing Clinic on Wednesday afternoons 2 – 6pm and all day Saturday. To contact Holly please call 07710 397285 or e mail: holly@nullacupuncturechippenham.co.uk
For further information about Holly visit: www.acupuncturechippenham.co.uk

Helen Hudson

Reflexology, Holistic Massage and Myofascial Release

I trained as a Reflexologist at the Bath School of Reflexology in 2000 and as a Massage Therapist in 2008 at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. I have worked since then at Babington House Hotel and Spa near Frome, treating very lovely but also very discerning clients from all over the world. I am happy to now also be working at Laura Place Clinic.

I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Massage Training Institute and as such am constantly learning and improving my skills with further courses and training.

Reflexology is a very relaxing treatment but also a safe and effective way of helping our bodies to rebalance themselves, bringing about positive changes both physically and emotionally and helping to restore vitality and balance.

Holistic Massage includes deep tissue and traditional Swedish massage as well as gentle mobilisations and stretches. This can help to bring about many physical improvements such as releasing tight muscles, improving circulation, nervous function and joint mobility.

The following testimonial is from one of my many satisfied clients:

” I moved to Bath 16 years ago and up until that time had regular massage in London. I’ve had a long history of joint problems, specifically facial and jaw pain and chronic sciatica and finding a skilled and experienced therapist is vital to managing my wellbeing. It took few years to find Helen but without doubt she is the most amazing therapist I have ever met. She has that rare combination of being highly experienced and skilled and at the same time has wonderful intuition, knowing exactly what your body most needs to heal. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation! You will feel like you are floating on air after a massage with Helen, I have the best night’s sleep after a treatment and feel relaxed and well.”

Sharon Charlton – Thomson

Helen is available at The Wellbeing Clinic each Monday afternoon from 2 – 6pm. To make an appointment or for further information please call Helen on 07788 585281

Peter French

Person Centred Counselling

NB: ONLINE COUNSELLING CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE 

Hello, I’m Peter. I offer person-centred counselling here at the Wellbeing Clinic.

If you’ve been experiencing issues in your life that you’re struggling with, and feel you would like to talk to someone, I can help you explore these things in a caring, confidential space. It can sometimes be difficult to make the decision to seek help – this can frequently be the hardest step.

Person-centred counselling is a way of creating a counselling relationship where you can experience warmth, empathy and genuineness. Together, we can then start to look at different parts of your stories and experiences in a new light, and work together to create positive change for you.

There are many different issues that people have brought to counselling that I have worked with. As well as working privately in Corsham, I work at DHI (Developing Health and Independence) in Bath.

I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.

Sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes, and are available here at the Wellbeing Clinic between 2 pm and 6 pm on Thursdays.

Please contact me on 07732587195 to make an appointment or, if you prefer, by email at pfrench323@nullgmail.com.

Kate Furneaux

Foot Health Practitioner

Hi, I’m Kate. I have been a Registered Nurse for 22 years working predominately for the NHS. My most recent role was in the Medical admissions unit at Southmead hospital in Bristol. It was whilst nursing in such a fast-paced environment, that I began recognising the impact that poor foot health was having on the population and their ability to reach their full potential, remain independant or simply mobilise without pain.

“I realised that I could make a difference in a slower paced way. I love feet, I think they are a marvel of engineering that we take for granted too often. How much thought do we really put into our feet? Even when there is a problem, they are the last in the queue to receive attention.”

I decided to retrain as a Foot Health Practitioner as Podiatrists just as nurses within the NHS are overstretched and with a family, retraining to a degree standard was just unattainable. I would need to move my entire family, and I love Wiltshire! Podiatrists are qualified to work on a range of specialist foot treatments, whereas Foot Health Practitioners work on a wide range of less specialist and invasive procedures, as well as observe general foot health. Prices reflect this , they are more attainable to the public and I can spend more time with my clients offering a truly personal service.

Whether at home with an outreach appointment or at clinic, a footcare session could include the following, depending on the client’s needs:

  • A full assessment of your feet, including taking medical details.
  • Trimming and filing of toenails
  • Reducing any thickened toenails
  • Debriding callus
  • Enucleating any corns(hard-corns, soft-corns and seed corns)
  • Parr any verruca
  • Cleansing the foot with skin disinfectant pre, during and post treatment
  • Dressings, paddings and any medicinal tinctures if required
  • Foot massage with professional foot care cream suitable for your skin condition
  • Advice on footwear and maintaining your foot care in between appointments
  • And most importantly a friendly face and a chinwag!

Kate is available at The Wellbeing Clinic each Tuesday. To contact Kate directly please call 07870 659955 or e mail:katefurneaux@nullhotmail.co.uk or for further information visit Kate’s website www.footworkswiltshire.com

Niki Hurst

Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapist / Myofascial Release / Pilates instructor

NB: Online and Face to face consultations available

BACKGROUND

I completed a degree in Sports Science and Physiology in 2008. During this time, I qualified in Swedish Body massage and Sport and Remedial massage with the London School of Sports Massage. I went on to train as a Physiotherapist, qualifying in 2010. Since then I have worked within the NHS and private practice across a wide range of specialities including musculoskeletal, spinal injuries, hands, community, care of the elderly, respiratory and neurological conditions.

PHYSIOTHERAPY INTEREST

I found my passion within the physiotherapy profession when I started my own family and through my own experience became fascinated in the speciality of Women’s Health (aka Pelvic Health) Physiotherapy. I have found it really encompasses a holistic approach to health. By considering a biopsychosocial viewpoint we see how the biochemistry (nutritional health), biomechanics (how the body and tissues move through their own environment) and psychological health (emotional resilience and nervous system regulation) all play a part in healing and rehabilitation.

I see women with many presentations including:

  • pregnancy aches and pains
  • pelvic girdle pain
  • diastasis recti (tummy gap)
  • postnatal rehab
  • return to running/activities
  • prolapse (pelvic organ prolapse)
  • incontinence
  • pelvic pain
  • painful sex

I offer the Mummy MOT, a bespoke full body postnatal check for the mother which can be completed from 6 weeks postnatal + (*This may be months or years postnatal as often we don’t find the time for ‘us’ in those early years). It is a hugely beneficial service which can help women regain control and understanding of their bodies and give them timely advice on when to restart certain activities and provide simple lifestyle tips that can help with daily activities.

Alongside my physic work I am a certified Polestar Pilates instructor and have also completed my training with the APPI including pregnancy and postnatal classes. I currently offer group classes (online and face to face) and 1:1 tuition.

More recently I have built upon my massage skills by training with Myofascial Release UK and Jing Massage and can now offer myofascial release as part of my treatment including scar release.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

I live locally with my husband and my 2 young and lively children. I enjoy being outside in nature, whatever that entails be it walking, cycling or escaping up a mountain or to the coast somewhere.

The testimonial below is from one of my many satisfied clients:

” I first met Niki three months ago when my pain levels were overwhelming. Since then I have had physic sessions and weekly pilates sessions with Niki. She has counselled me through a whole review of my life, from work-life balance to stress levels to nutrition. Niki has expertly pinpointed the problems in my back and set me up to be able to loosen and stretch to minimise the pain and has then taught me to build my core muscles and strength. I can now cycle, run and sleep again without pain. I’d recommend Niki’s physic and pilates to anyone.”

Niki is available at The Wellbeing Clinic every Wednesday 9.30am – 2.30pm. Saturday afternoons and some evening appointments are available on request. To make an appointment or for further information please contact Niki on Tel: 07876 741499, Email: niki@nullnchphysio.co.uk, Website: www.nchphysio.co.uk