The Wellbeing Clinic Corsham

Location

The Wellbeing Clinic is situated on the beautiful, historic High Street of Corsham, just off the A4 between Chippenham and Bath. It is well placed for people travelling from the surrounding towns of Melksham, Trowbridge, Calne and Bradford upon Avon. There is ample local parking within a few minutes walk of the clinic and a drop off bay directly in front of the premises for those with limited mobility.

About Us

The Wellbeing Clinic is home to Wellbeing Osteopaths, founded in 2006 by Dawn Hamilton, who has had a practice at Green Ginger on the High Street in Corsham since 2008.  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. The clinic currently provides treatments including Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Myofascial release, Sports Massage, Person Centered Counselling and Specialist Foot Health care.

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 clinics have been established in Bath and Corsham for over 12 years and continue 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 36 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 listening to their needs in 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

Outside of work I am a busy wife and mother to my 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 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


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

Hellen Hudson, osteopath Bath

Peter French

Person Centred Counselling

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