Hello , I'm Catherine Dolan and I've been working as an Osteopath for over 18 years. I completed my primary degree at the British School of Osteopathy, followed by a Masters in Peadiatric Osteopathy a few years later at the Osteopathic Centre for children in London. Since then I have obtained a further degree in Applied Bioscience at Ulster University as well as completing a number of subsequent courses and certificates in training related to my work as an osteopath. ( please see my LinkdIn page for further details)
I have always thoroughly enjoyed my work as an Osteopath, I love the challenge in understanding how the human body works and how for a variety of reasons the body can loose the ability to heal itself effectively. This was a significant factor in my decision to specialise in working with infants and children, as I noticed that many of my patients were carrying historical strains and injuries that were often the root cause of many of their current issues. I believe that if we can address issues as they arise, no matter how minor, the better chance we have of a more healthy and flexible body long term, as well as a greater capacity for self healing. Of course not everyone has the opportunity to consider a preventative approach to health until later in life, often a back issue, a chronic pain, or an annoying sports injury that wont go away can inspire an interest in seeing and Osteopath. It is never too late to make a change, our bodies are incredibly intelligent with an enormous capacity for change and healing at any point in our lives.