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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body's skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process. Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Advice can also be given on self-help treatments.

What Can It Help?

Osteopathy is clinically proven to be one of the best ways of relieving back pain, as well as many other conditions. Some conditions treatable by Osteopathy are:

Back Pain, Sports Injuries, Work Strain, Pregnancy, Headaches, Asthma, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis, Poor Circulation, Shoulder Pain, Jaw Problems, ME/CFS

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is the name given to a particular type of osteopathy that uses very gentle manipulative techniques and includes treatment of the head as well as the rest of the body. It is effective for treatment of all types of conditions, and for all ages. It is particularly suitable for the treatment of children.

Osteopaths consulting at the Natural Health Service are:

  • Asif Allauddin BSc (Ost)

  • Alessandro Viora M.Ost

  • Michelle Young B.Ost

  • Rumain Hettiarachchige M.Ost

Fees - £55 first treatment then £55 adult per treatment, £47 concession per treatment, £45 children per treatment
Concessions available for Over 65s, full time students and people on low incomes. Child rate applies to children under 16. 

We also offer special rates for NHS, Emergency Services staff, Council workers and Civil Servants and employees of Charities and Voluntary organisations – return appointments £50

To book an appointment please call 0141 552 4420

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