WHAT WE OFFER
Osteopathy with Linda | Harry | Leanne
Osteopathy. It’s not just about Backs and Bones.
Many of you may not have come across an osteopath or know what an osteopath is or does. We aren’t available on the NHS in Scotland yet and there are only 161 of us registered here. We are classed as Allied Health Professions in England, progress is being made to make that the case in Scotland too. We are fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
So what is Osteopathy?
Simply, we treat any muscle or joint pain through manual therapy. Manual therapy includes treatments such as deep massage, manipulations, mobilisations (getting tissues/joints/muscles moving) and sometimes acupuncture. Each patient is treated based on their individual needs and how well they respond to a particular treatment. For example, if two patients each had the same knee injury, one may respond to acupuncture whereas the other may benefit more from deep massage. We want to make you feel better and give you the tools to fix yourself.
We do offer an hour treatment session which costs £65, this is at the discretion of your osteopath. You/we may feel you would benefit from this longer session if there are multiple or complex issues present. The beneficial effects of osteopathy are far-reaching and treatable conditions include, but are not limited to, listed in the table below:-
|Treatable conditions include, but are not limited to:-|
|Back & Neck Pain; Tension, Disc Problems||Shoulder & Arm Pain||Pelvis, Hip & Leg Pain; Sciatica|
|Postural Issues||Digestive Problems e.g. IBS||Medical Acupuncture|
|Headache Arising from the Neck||Trapped Nerves e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Arthritic Pain|
|Sports Injuries; Strained Muscles & Sprained Ligaments, Tendinopathy||Pregnancy Related Pain, e.g. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction||Repetitive Strains e.g. Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis|
We request that you give us 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment, so that the appointment time can be allocated to someone else, otherwise a £20 cancellation fee may be charged. It is our policy to give you a courtesy call in the case of missed appointments to establish whether you would like to reschedule the appointment.
Myofascial Release with Jane Meek
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.
MFR 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.
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.
Homeopathy with Beccy
Homeopathy is a powerful system of medicine used worldwide. A tiny pill, holistically matched to your symptoms, triggers the immune system to heal even in chronic conditions.
Beccy’s natural skepticism is constantly amazed by what homeopathy can do. “ It’s more like retuning the engine than just patching a tyre, sometimes with a respray thrown in!”
Stress, overwork, grief, trauma, humiliation or anxiety can all be underlying causes of disease. Homeopathy addresses the whole you, and Beccy aims to be supportive and unshockable.
Beccy trained at the Northwest College of Homeopathy, renowned for its classical standards, with some of the UK’s finest practitioners. Her background is as a professional musician, lecturer, teacher, and confidence coach.
Clients have consulted Beccy about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self harm, addiction, hay fever, arthritis, acne, grief, sinusitis, asthma, toothache, allergies, fertility, ADHD, flu,chronic fatigue/ME, behavioural issues, period pain, migraine, digestive problems, injuries,panic attacks, addiction, fibromyalgia, grief, anger, sciatica,menopause, IBS and performance anxiety. Children and teenagers welcome.
|Clients have consulted Beccy about, but are not limited to:-|
|ADHD, flu,chronic fatigue/ME, behavioural issues||Period pain, migraine, digestive problems, panic attacks, fibromyalgia||Anger, menopause, IBS and performance anxiety|
Pilates with Linda
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an excellent form of movement based exercise designed to strengthen the body, improve mobility, challenge balance, enhance body awareness, which all creates a balanced body, which moves efficiently and with ease. It's good fun too! Rejuvinate, improve general fitness and well-being with Pilates.
Linda teaches matwork Pilates
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.