Ellie Cathcart M.Ost
I’m Ellie and I graduated from Swansea University with a 1st Class Masters in July 2017. From a young age, I was involved in gymnastics through my childhood and teenage years and I was always fascinated by the body, how it functions, and how we can rehabilitate it so that it can perform at its best. As such Osteopathy has proved an ideal means of pursuing my interests.
Osteopathic medicine believes that the body has an inherent capacity to heal itself and this can be aided by treating and restoring the body as a whole entity and not just to a local dysfunction. I am inspired by the emphasis upon finding a holistic resolution and I enjoy employing this approach when understanding and resolving people’s health dilemmas. In line with this, I undertook a research study looking at the functions of fascia (the tissue that envelops the musculoskeletal system) in the human body and I am currently in the process of publishing this in a research journal.
In my training, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be on placement in an NHS musculoskeletal clinic where I learnt to deal with a multitude of chronic disorders and co-morbidities. I have found through my clinical hours that I am particularly interested in headaches, pregnancy and the management of chronic conditions. Outside of work, I regularly enjoy weight-lifting and exercise, and I feel this helps me in the management of my patients long-term.