Osteopathy with Leanne | Harry | Sheena

 

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 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 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.

The beneficial effects of osteopathy are far-reaching and treatable conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Back & Neck Pain; Tension, Disc Problems
  • Postural Issues
  • Headache Arising from the Neck
  • Sports Injuries; Strained Muscles & Sprained Ligaments, Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder & Arm Pain
  • Digestive Problems e.g. IBS
  • Trapped Nerves e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Related Pain, e.g. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
  • Pelvis, Hip & Leg Pain; Sciatica
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Repetitive Strains e.g. Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fascilitis

 

Massage with Josie

Our massage treatments will be tailored to you, your preferences and complaints/injuries.  On initial consultation you will have a discussion with the sports therapist about the type of treatment you would prefer.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a classic gentle type of massage using slow rhythmic strokes. It soothes muscles and increases relaxation. It is good for easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins, improving blood flow and reducing stress.

Deep Tissue Massage

Is similar to Swedish massage in that it uses long slow and firm strokes to treat painful muscles.  However, as it states in the name it is aimed at deeper tissues.  This requires more pressure to be applied to treat the deeper lying tissues.  Deep tissue massage is often used over large areas of the body and is effective at treating chronic aches and pain.  It releases chronic tensions held in the muscles due to tightness, chronic pain and anxiety.

Sports Massage

Sports massage can be very similar to deep tissue massage with a number of techniques being used in both.  Some of the main differences are that sports massage will concentrate on a specific area of concern whereas deep tissue will treat a larger general area. Sports massage is mainly used to treat sports injuries or injuries that are located in a specific area of the body. Sports massage aim is to aid in injury recovery and reduce the chance of re-injury. A sports therapist will use a combination of specialist techniques and rehab exercises in their treatment plan.

Sports massage will involve a more detailed consultation and assessment process looking into previous injuries, activity levels, work and background medical conditions. 

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. 

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