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Essential Osteopathy Blog

Below you will find a number of blog articles covering a number of subjects about and related to Osteopathy and Osteopathic treatment of various conditions and symptoms from back and neck pain to ankle strains, frozen shoulder, knee pain and more...Use the 'Search this site' box at the bottom right of every page to find particular articles or pages on specific conditions or information of interest.

We hope you find the articles useful and informative.  All feedback is gratefully received.

 

January 3, 2019

January 'thank you' 10% treatment price reduction

Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year! By way of a thank you to all my patients for your support with the Essential Osteopathy move to its fabulous new clinic, I'm offering a January 10% price…

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December 18, 2018

Treatment gift certificates / vouchers available...

Essential Osteopathy Christmas and celebration gift certificates / vouchers are available

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December 11, 2018

Essential Osteopathy Christmas & New Year opening times

The Essential Osteopathy 2018/19 Christmas and New Year opening times

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November 29, 2018

Prolapsed or 'slipped' disc in the back

There are lots of terms used for problems associated with the discs in your back including 'slipped disc', 'ruptured disc', 'herniated disc' and 'strained disc' but what is a disc, what is actually…

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November 29, 2018

Ankle, achilles & foot pain

The ankle and foot complex is a combination of interconnected small bones linked together by muscles, ligaments and fascia (similar to cling film which envelopes all the structures in the body) which…

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November 29, 2018

Scoliosis

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a common spinal condition affecting at least 10% of people where the spine curves or twists (the word comes from the Greek word meaning ‘crooked’).  People with…

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November 29, 2018

Groin pain - is it coming from the hip?

Groin pain can be a tricky problem because the location of the pain can often be a poor indicator of where the issue originates.  This can be further complicated if the problem becomes chronic (over…

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November 29, 2018

Tips to help you look after yourself during the festive period

It’s important to look after ourselves over the winter and be active as the miserable weather sets in and our bodies begin to restrict the amount of blood that’s pumped around - particularly in our…

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August 27, 2018

Essential Osteopathy - You Tube videos

Click here to go to my You Tube channel where I have added a number of videos showing you how to do exercises and stretches to ease your pain and improve your posture.  Click on 'Playlists' and…

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August 23, 2018

Osteopathy and Headaches

Many people visit the Essential Osteopathy clinic to seek relief from headaches. Headaches can often be caused by increased tension of the muscles of the neck which then compress the nerves leaving…

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August 23, 2018

Exercise therapy in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis

The National Council for Osteopathic Research have provided a snapshot summary (2017) of key Osteopathic and Osteopathically relevant literature on the subject of Exercise therapy in the management of…

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August 23, 2018

Cranial Osteopathy - treating babies

There are a number of reasons why parents bring their babies to treated by a Cranial Osteopath like Fiona McIntosh at Essential Osteopathy including: breastfeeding issues, constant crying, erratic…

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August 23, 2018

Sports injuries of the shoulder

Patients often present with problems in the shoulder area that start with microscopic muscle tears and strains as a response to heavy exercise and, as the person continues to exercise without leaving…

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June 1, 2018

New Essential Osteopathy clinic opens in Glasgow today

The new Essential Osteopathy clinic opens in Glasgow today

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May 4, 2018

Essential Osteopathy sets up clinic in Glasgow

Fiona (Essential Osteopathy) is leaving her current Glasgow and Stirling clinics to set up her own clinic in Sandyford Place in Glasgow on 1st June.

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April 6, 2018

Knee pain

I am recapping (please excuse the pun) on the subject of knee pain as I so frequently have patients coming in for treatment of symptoms relating to the knee. The knee is the largest and most…

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April 6, 2018

Workstation set-up

Quite a number of my desk-working patients are presenting to me with back, neck and other problems such as tennis elbow because they are spending hours at a workstation which is not properly set up…

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April 5, 2018

Osteopathic management of patients during pregnancy

I regularly treat pregnant women with a variety of symptoms ranging from low to mid back pain to pelvic girdle pain (including sacro-iliac and/or pubic symphysis dysfunction), rib pain, sciatica and…

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April 5, 2018

Fitness training - tips to avoid injury

Many people start a fitness campaign with gusto at the start of the new year. This is great, however injuries often occur when there is a sudden rather than paced increase in duration, intensity or…

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November 15, 2017

Referred pain

Referred pain A hugely common question asked of Osteopaths is…”What is referred pain?”.  Referred pain is a strange term which relates to pain felt in an area which is not the actual location…

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