Established in 1997, we are a multi discipline clinic providing a range of treatments for back neck and joint pain for people of all ages. When you first my clinic l will spend some time asking youquestions and taking a detailed case history. You will be asked about the problems that you are experiencing at the moment, your general health, lifestyle and medical history. A thorough examination will then be carried out to help clarify the problem and determine how best to proceed.
Hadley Wood Healthcare has been offering a wide range of complementary and integrated health care options since it started as a single practitioner practice in 1988. Now, many years on it provides anexpanded range of clinic services whilst maintaining its patient centred philosophy. Our multidisciplinary centre has grown from a single practitioner clinic that first opened its doors in 1988.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).