ABOUT US

Leanne Maiden

Leanne completed a BSc degree in Human Kinetics and Ergomonics. She graduated in 2014 from a 5 year Master’s degree at the eminent University College of Osteopathy

Harry Hampson

Harry treats all conditions aiming to understand the body’s reaction to pain. Harry qualified from Swansea University in 2018 and relocated to Glasgow. 

Jane Meek

Jane studied Integrated Myofascial Therapy with Ruth Duncan in Glasgow in 2004/2005 before enrolling on the programme of seminars taught by John F. Barnes.

HARRY HAMPSON

Harry Hampson MOst.

Harry treats all conditions aiming to understand the body’s reaction to pain.
Harry qualified from Swansea University in 2018. Originally from Derby, he recently moved up to Glasgow.

“My interest in osteopathy originated after being treated by an osteopath myself and this has maintained since. I enjoy treating all conditions and aiming to understand the body’s reaction to pain as well as investigating why the pain arose in the first place. As part of my degree, I reviewed the research on the conservative management of tendinopathy (tendon pain). This has enhanced my ability to combine both hands-on treatment and rehabilitative exercises to ensure the best outcomes. My interests include long distance cycling, sea swimming, and traveling.”

As part of his university clinical placement, Harry worked within an NHS referral scheme working with NHS doctors, physiotherapists, and orthopaedic consultants in treating patients with persistent pain. He also experienced the benefits of osteopathy on the quality of life of persistent pain conditions.

Osteopathy treatments are usually for 40 minutes:
New Patients: £50
Standard : £47

JANE MEEK

Jane Meek

07759 182236 or e-mail janemfr@tiscali.co.uk

Jane provides Myofascial Release, Pilates Method and Feldenkrais Method on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Jane studied Integrated Myofascial Therapy with Ruth Duncan in Glasgow in 2004/2005 before enrolling on the programme of seminars taught by John F. Barnes, the pioneer of modern Myofascial Release, in the United States. She completed a clinical internship at the Barnes MFR treatment facility in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in May 2006 and subsequently continued her training to an advanced level.

Jane began her professional life as a translator in the late 1980s. Long hours at a computer soon took their toll, leading to episodes of back, neck and shoulder pain. By 2000 Jane was ready for a career change and retrained as a remedial and sports massage therapist, working with a varied clientele of all ages and backgrounds. She quickly realised that traditional soft tissue techniques could provide only part of the answer to many of her clients’ complaints and began to focus on myofascial approaches, exploring the role of fascia (connective tissue) as a cause of pain and dysfunction in the human body.

Jane is also a certified Body Control Pilates teacher and a Feldenkrais practitioner. She has a particular interest in movement therapy as a complement to MFR. Both Pilates and Feldenkrais provide a means of helping clients to reinforce the benefits of treatment through enhanced movement ability and better postural awareness. Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on physical therapy used to alleviate strain, tension and pain in the body. ‘Myo’ means ‘relating to muscle’. ‘Fascia’ means ‘band’ and refers to the body’s connective tissue network. Tendons and ligaments are the forms of fascia that most people would recognise, but they are only one aspect of this complex and diverse soft tissue.

What is fascia?

The fascial network is composed largely of collagen and elastin, forming a three-dimensional web that extends without interruption from the crown of the head to the soles of the feet. Strong, flexible and resilient, it weaves around and through every living cell in the body including bones, muscles, organs and blood vessels. It supports, protects and connects. Without fascia our skeleton could not stand up and our muscles could not transmit force to our bones to create movement. When healthy, the fascial system functions as an efficient shock absorber, providing a supportive cushioning mechanism that enables us to move safely without restriction or pain. It can, however, be damaged, whether by physical or emotional injury, inflammation or poor posture. In response, the fascial web starts to thicken and stiffen, binding down on internal structures such as bones and muscles. As these are compressed and pulled out of alignment our movements become more difficult, tiring and, ultimately, painful.

The body attempts to compensate for these restrictions, creating further imbalance and tension at sites increasingly removed from that of the original injury. A vicious circle of pain, tension and bracing develops from which it can seem impossible to escape. Helping the body to unravel this web of restrictions and break the circle is the goal of Myofascial Release.

‘Find the pain, look elsewhere for the cause.’
(John F. Barnes)

How Does MFR Work?
MFR is a hands-on, whole-body treatment which targets structural imbalances in the fascial network that may be contributing to muscular aches and strains, joint pain and fatigue. MFR aims to restore flexibility and resilience to the body, helping to reduce tension and pain and promote ease of movement.

Although primarily a physical therapy, MFR may also promote change on other levels. It is now widely accepted that human health encompasses spiritual and emotional aspects as well as the purely physical. These additional components can be addressed through MFR by using physical pathways to access and change negative beliefs and attitudes which may, consciously or subconsciously, be contributing to the client’s dis-ease.

What to Expect at Your MFR Treatment Session
Your initial session (usually 90 minutes) will include a case history and postural evaluation as well as treatment. Follow-up sessions may be 60 or 90 minutes in length. Clients are usually treated in their underwear, but some people prefer to bring a pair of shorts and a vest or bra top to the session. A variety of treatment positions may be used: side-lying, face down, face up, seated and standing. This allows the fascial system to be addressed three-dimensionally.

Your therapist’s goal is to create a treatment approach which is specific to you and your particular needs. They will also help you to identify faulty movement patterns or other issues which could be perpetuating your pain/tension cycle and develop strategies to break this cycle. This could be as simple as analysing how you sit, stand or lift and suggesting more efficient ways to perform these activities.


Feldenkrais Lessons
Moshe Feldenkrais understood, decades before science caught up, that our brain has the capacity to change and develop throughout life. The method he devised combines movement, breathing and body alignment in a context of mindfulness. It offers a unique and practical way for people of all ages and abilities to realise their physical and mental potential more fully. The results are not just improved movement, with relief from tension and muscular pain, but enhanced functioning generally: everything from easier, fuller breathing to greater freedom and vitality in everyday activities, not to mention enhanced performance in sport, dance, climbing, Pilates, music, drama and more. Jane trained as a Feldenkrais teacher under the mentorship of Mia Segal, a close friend and long-term collaborator of Moshe Feldenkrais. She runs classes in Strathblane (Blanefield) on Thursdays 11.15-12.15. Feldenkrais classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. All you need is a floor mat – and curiosity!

For further details call Jane on 07759 182236 or e-mail janemfr@tiscali.co.uk

LEANNE MAIDEN

Leanne Maiden

Leanne trained as a gymnast from the age of three and her love for movement, health and wellbeing led to her completing a BSc degree in Human Kinetics and Ergomonics from Rhodes University. Whilst traveling in the UK she discovered osteopathy and embarked on a 5 year Master’s programme, graduating in 2014 from the world renowned University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy).

Leanne has worked in a variety of health care settings. During her student years she volunteered at the Chapman Clinic and Royal Free Hospital, both specialist clinics in providing osteopathic care for HIV positive patients. She also spent time in specialist pregnancy and children’s clinics. After moving to Scotland she worked with the former squad physiotherapist for Scotland and the British and Irish Lions.

Leanne has a structural approach to treatment and works closely with biokineticists and Pilates instructors to achieve the best outcome for her patients. Leanne is passionate about getting her patients out of pain quickly and assisting them to achieve their goals; whether it is relieving pregnancy aches and pains, achieving a personal best at the park run (at which you will regularly see her), getting through a day in the office or just being able to walk around the garden pain free.

Leanne has a keen interest in women’s health and has attended several seminars on osteopathy and pregnancy. Having had her own share of pregnancy related back pain she is only too aware of the challenges faced by expectant mothers and how osteopathic treatment can benefit women at this important and exciting time in their lives.

Leanne is registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council (SA).