Kirsten Polson is delighted to now be based in Milngavie and to be able to provide a range of treatments, specifically tailored to each individual. Providing a range of treatments for Milngavie andthe surrounding area. Kirsten has over 20 years' experience helping people improve their health and well being through the range of osteopathic treatments that Kirsten offers. Kirsten prides herself on always doing her very best to make you as comfortable as possible.
Between the three clinics we currently treat approximately 200 osteopathic patients per week. These patients will range from young babies to those of a great age. Complaints will include back, knee,shoulder, neck & head pain, much as you would expect an osteopath to treat. We also treat babies who cannot suckle, do not sleep well, and suffer from colic or glue ear, as well as a range of problems in older children.
Osteopathy involves the diagnosis and treatment of the joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue of the body. Osteopaths believe that the structure of the body affects the way the bodyfunctions and vice versa. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they treat holistically to facilitate recovery by allowing the body to heal itself. Osteopaths use a range of techniques including the moving, stretching and massaging of muscles and joints but they do not use drugs or surgery.
As an Osteopath my aim is to ease the pain associated the loss of function of the joint on a long term basis and to allow you to get on with your life. I explain why I think the problem has occurred,what is causing the problem, and, along with treatment, suggest ways to speed recovery and prevent reoccurrence.
Aches and pains are there for a reason and are signs that your body isn't working correctly. Injuries, bad posture and unnecessary tension are acquired as we go through life. The body tries to healthe problems, but if the strain is too great to heal fully, it then compensates. Gradually these injuries build up until the body is no longer able to compensate. This is when symptoms such as stiffness or pain develop.
The Glasgow Osteopathic Centre has been established in the South side of Glasgow since 1992. During this time it has been our constant aim to reduce pain and improve the health of our patients throughOsteopathy. Osteopaths see an estimated 7 million patients a year throughout the UK for problems including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, trapped nerves and frozen shoulders.
Cram Osteopaths began with the late Normund Cram in 1946, who whilst studying medicine became dissatisfied with orthodox approaches at that time. He was introduced to Osteopathic theory and opened thefirst Cram Osteopaths, in Glasgow's west end. Normund was joined in his practice in 1973 by his son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Heidi Cram, who had graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (BCNO), now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM).
David Drysdale has worked as an Osteopath in the West End of Glasgow since 1996. David combines a wide range of techniques, ranging from Osteopathic Manipulation, Massage, Trigger Point Therapy,Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Nutrition and Exercise. Treatments are tailored for People. It is understood that some people simply do not like osteopathic manipulation, while others like Deep Tissue Massage, or benefit from Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
Osteopathy is a rigorously professional and effective manual therapy which is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. It takes four years of anatomical, physiological and clinical study tobecome an Osteopath after which Continual Professional Development (CPD) ensures that practitioners remain competent to treat. The Institute of Osteopathy works with Osteopaths to market Osteopathy as a profession.