After having a successful career within the IT industry, I decided to take a huge leap into health care. Through being a swimmer at county level, duathlete and runner and having had postural problemsthrough a predominantly high stress desk based and travel role in IT, I wanted to help people restore function to their bodies to enable them to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
All our practitioners are fully qualified, highly experienced and dedicated to on-going professional training. We attract patients from all over West Berkshire and North Hampshire, particularlyNewbury, Hungerford and their surrounding villages. This website gives some information about the Natural Health Centre and the therapies we offer.
I first discovered Osteopathy when I had a shoulder problem some years ago and Osteopathy helped me immensely. It not only increased my awareness about posture, it also created an interest in Humananatomy, which led me to pursue a career in Osteopathy. I am an Oxford Brookes University graduate and have also been practising remedial massage for four years now.
The Fairbourne Clinic has been established since 1990 and offers a wide range of Complementary health treatments, which are all aimed at treating the stresses of life in the 21st Century. Conditionssuch as back pain, headaches, migraines, digestive disorders, menstrual disturbances, painful feet and allergies, plus many more are treated in the informal atmosphere which is The Fairbourne Clinic.
Kim graduated as an osteopath and naturopath in 1988 and introduced cranial osteopathy to her practice in 1991. As well as back problems and other chronic or acute conditions Kim specialises in thetreatment of sports injuries, headaches and osteopathy for babies and young children. As a naturopath Kim can offer advice on lifestyle, diet or the use of supplements and herbal remedies to promote healing.
Once the case history is complete, a physical examination will follow, where you may be asked to undress to a comfortable level, this is typically to underwear or a vest top and shorts. During theexamination, your posture will be observed as well as palpation into the area of complaint. Mel will then ask you to complete a number of simple movements and orthopaedic tests before feeling the movements of the associated joints.