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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.

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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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November 15, 2017

Back pain

As the leading cause of work-related absence in the UK, back pain is having a major impact on us on both a personal and societal level.  It can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort but is rarely…

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November 15, 2017

Exercise during the winter months - top tips!

As we all know, it’s harder to keep motivated to be active during the winter months when it is more appealing to stay cosy indoors - especially as people are stricken with winter colds and other…

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November 15, 2017

NICE Guidelines: Low back pain and sciatica

Updated recommendations from NICE for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica

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August 31, 2017

We are moving the Stirling Clinic!

Our Stirling clinic is moving

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March 22, 2017

Rotator cuff muscle / shoulder injuries

A number of patients present to me with symptoms in the shoulder and the arm which turn out to be an injury to one or more of the rotator cuff muscles and/or the biceps muscle.  There are four rotator…

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March 22, 2017

Getting ready for the gardening season

Given that I treat quite a number of patients who enjoy gardening or would like to start gardening, I thought it would be worth recapping on how to keep injury free:

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March 22, 2017

Repetitive Strain injuries

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) affects as many 1 worker in every 50 in the UK. Affecting the upper body mostly - the hands, arms, back and shoulders, it results when a person repeatedly does the same…

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March 22, 2017

Osteopathy and yoga

Many of my patients present with problems which could be vastly improved by increasing activity levels. This doesn't mean climbing munros, it simply means getting the heart rate going for ½ hour or…

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