Katherine Terry

Registered Osteopath

“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.”

Professional Profile

I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with a BSc Honours in Osteopathy in 2010. I am also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

Since graduating I have done further training in cranial osteopathy, Dynamic Taping and medical acupuncture.

I offer a caring and understanding approach for children, pregnant women, sports people and older patients. 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.

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.

Personal Profile

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.

The Future

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 updating 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.

What should you do next?

 

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Clinic hours

Monday1:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday9:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday3:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 3:00pm
Friday8:30am - 4:00pm

 

Appointments are available at other times by arrangement. Please contact us for further details.