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Essential Osteopathy 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. Fiona McIntosh at Essential Osteopathy is a key part of our team at Knead to Relax and is a talented and experienced osteopath and cranial osteopath (similar to cranial-sacral therapy).
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.
About Fiona McIntosh
Fiona graduated with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) having previously gained BSc (Hons) from St Andrews University. Following further postgraduate training in cranial osteopathy and modern acupuncture, Fiona combines cranial, functional, visceral and structural techniques in her holistic treatments. She has a particular osteopathic interest in treating pre and postnatal patients, sports injuries and patients of all ages requiring cranial osteopathy
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 is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy – a similar treatment to Cranio-Sacral Therapy - is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age. It is commonly used on small babies and you may have come across it being referred to as “baby head massage”.
While it can be highly effective at relieving symptoms cranial osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment. These may include back and neck pain, joint pain and sports injuries, headaches, migraines and sinus problems, stress, recurrent infection, period pain, digestive difficulties, and treatment may also benefit overall general health and well-being.
In babies and children many problems such as crying, sleeping and feeding difficulties may be helped. If you are not sure whether a problem is suitable for cranial osteopathic treatment, please call us to speak to Dianne and she will be happy to discuss your needs.
To book an appointment phone 01786 897260 or…