Knead To Relax
Lomond Court, Castle Business Park
Dedicated to the highest standard of care, Fiona offers effective and professional treatment for people of all ages with a variety of aches and pains - spinal or otherwise.
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, she 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.
Treatment usually consists of a combination of gentle massage, stretching, joint articulation and mobilisation as appropriate. Mobilisation may involve the use of a technique called high velocity low amplitude thrust (HVT). The aim of this treatment is to improve range of movement in a joint and reduce muscular tension surrounding that joint. With the consent of the patient, dry-needling ('modern acupuncture') may also be used to release muscle tension by treating specific trigger points. This alleviates nerve tissue irritation by reducing the nerve impulse, or stimulating local blood supply where it may be naturally poor.
Training, qualifications & experience
BOst with Distinction from the British School of Osteopathy, London.
Post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy and modern acupuncture
(Previous BSc (Hons) degree from St Andrews University)
Initial 1 hour appointment - £45
Follow-up 30 minute appointment(s) - £35
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to improve bodily health and wellbeing by treating and strengthening the body’s skeleton and joint function, muscles and soft tissue while positively affecting the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems and internal organs.
Osteopaths recognise the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. They consider each person as an individual and work with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body and use various treatment approaches to resolve dysfunction.
Today Osteopathy is a well established and respected profession, recognised by the British Medical Association, with patients from all walks of life including doctors, MP's and members of the royal family. Following The Osteopaths Act of 1993, all UK Osteopaths are required to complete a rigorous minimum four years training in anatomy, physiology and clinic based studies and, once graduated, become members of the osteopathic regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). GOsC stipulates that each practitioner maintain their skills by completing a considerable number of hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) every year. These factors ensure that Osteopathy remains a very safe and effective form of treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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