Osteopathy at Knead to Relax in Stirling
At Knead to Relax, we believe that many conditions causing pain in the body can be resolved through osteopathy - a gentle treatment which can be used to address structural misalignments and postural imbalances. Osteopaths assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and the treatment will be tailored around each persons needs and abilities. Marta Porrini, our Osteopath, is currently on maternity leave, but Kelly Biffen is currently covering Marta's appointments. Kelly is a key part of the team at Knead to Relax in Stirling and a talented and experienced osteopath.
What is Osteopathy?
Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as 'back specialists'. Back pain is what many osteopaths deal with a lot of the time but we also treat other joints in the body - neck, pelvis, hips, knees, shoulders etc., and many varied conditions and injuries from headaches, to muscle strains, from arthritis to sciatic pain, and everything else in between.
Osteopathic treatment does not target only the symptoms but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage, and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient's precise needs.
What conditions can osteopathy treat?
Osteopathy can be helpful with various conditions, from back pain to headaches and much more. Here is an example of what can be approached during your treatment:
- Back & Neck Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Digestion problems
- Knee pain
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Circulatory problems
- Joint pains
- Rheumatic pain
- Sports injuries
- Inability to Relax
If your condition is not listed, get in touch with our osteopath who will be able to advise you further.
Osteopathy can be helpful and is safe throughout all the phases of life, from pregnancy, to childhood, to adults and later years.
Please contact us on 01786 897260 if you have any questions or require further information about osteopathic treatment.
About Kelly Biffen
Osteoapth Kelly Biffen graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Masters of Osteopathy. Since graduating she has worked in clinics across Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow. She enjoys treating a range of patients from those suffering with headaches and neck pain to foot pain and everything in between, with a particular interest in more complex cases. Kelly takes a holistic approach to treating patients aiming to work on the prevention of pain as well as relief, using a range of osteopathic techniques alongside acupuncture and exercises.
About Marta Porrini
Osteopath Marta Porrini graduated from Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO Milan) with a B.Sc. Honours in Osteopathy validated by the University of Wales, and has then widened her approach by observing and practicing osteopathy in different countries. During her studies, Marta did an elective year of clinical training in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatric Osteopathy, allowing her to safely approach even the most delicate phases of life, such as pregnancy and the first months of life of a newborn. She has a particular interest in pediatric osteopathy and women's health but you will find her treating patients at all stages in life, combining structural, visceral and cranial techniques in order to achieve the best outcome.