Katie is our specialist Cranial osteopath. Katie was introduced to osteopathy as a teenager, after suffering with headaches. After a few treatments, which turned into an introduction of how osteopathy approaches the body as a whole, she applied for the osteopathic program at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Whilst studying, Katie worked at the largest maternity hospital in Melbourne, fostering an interest in obstetrics and paediatrics which became the focus of her masters program and subsequent postgraduate studies. On graduating in 2008, she moved to the UK to undertake the 2 year paediatric program at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. In the last 10 years she has worked extensively in general practice, speciality clinics centred around obstetrics and paediatrics, osteopathic charities and university led clinics in both London and Edinburgh.
Katie is a swimmer, and newly converted runner, and as such understands the importance of a holistic approach to sports and training injuries. Katie focuses on hands on treatment, injury prevention, rehabilitation and integration between healthcare practitioners in order to support patients, whatever the goal.
Teresa spent ten years as a nurse and a ward Sister specializing in spinal medicine and neurosurgery in London and Cambridgeshire before deciding to retrain as an osteopath. Teresa qualified with a first class honors degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and has since worked and taught in the UK and overseas. With a wealth of experience Teresa has worked in multidisciplinary Clinics with Spinal GP’s and Orthopedic consultants.Click here and watch Teresa’s video to find out more about her
Simeon London undertook his training in osteopathy in 1991, graduating in 1995, also with a first class Honours degree. He is a keen cyclist who enjoys exploring the hills and valleys of Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. Since qualification he has worked at several osteopathic practices in the UK and abroad, as well as developing a passion for osteopathic education. He was Head of Clinical Education and Dean of Academic Development at the University College of Osteopathy in London. He has lectured extensively in the UK and overseas to osteopathy students at all stages of their training. He is also a non-executive osteopath member of the General Osteopathic Council, the body that regulates the profession in the UK He has a wealth of experience in treating patients with a diverse range of problems and has a special interest in working with runners and cyclists to help them recover from and manage problems so they can continue to do what they love.Click here and watch Simeon’s video to find out more about him
Elaine is a fully qualified massage therapist specialising in Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. Elaine qualified over 10 years ago from Western School of Massage and has continually developed her skills through courses at Glasgow City College and Gateway Workshops. The sessions Elaine delivers are centred around the patient’s individual needs. Elaine is passionate about helping people feel better physically and emotionally and prides herself on delivering this during and after every treatment.
Our Paisley practice is conveniently located at the St James Business Centre just opposite the Phoenix Retail Park. It is well connected by regular bus services and is close to the main A737 Paisley to Irvine trunk road.
Our Glasgow practice is located on Hope Street in the City Centre just a minutes walk from Glasgow Central Train Station.
Our Dalry practice serves North Ayrshire and is located on Sharon Street in Dalry.
We will carefully undertake a full medical assessment, listening to you and ask questions to make sure that we understand your medical history and day-to-day routine. We will ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as your responses may give clues to help our diagnosis. We may also perform a range of clinical tests such as taking your blood pressure, feeling your pulse or checking your reflexes to help us reach a clear understanding of your case. If necessary, and with your consent, you may also be referred for clinical tests such as x-rays if we think you need them. If we perceive such a need we will discuss things with you, so that you can make a fully informed decision about how we best care for you.
We usually look at your posture and how you move your body. We also assess what happens when we move your body for you and see what hurts and when. The Osteopath will use their highly developed sense of touch to find the areas that are sensitive or tight; this will help us identify what is going on and formulate an accurate diagnosis. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate and may refer you back to your GP or another specialist, with your consent.
Osteopathy is all about finding the right solutions for the individual. Therefore all decisions relating to your health will be made in discussion with you as the patient, so that the most appropriate care can be given to best meet your needs.
Treatment lasts between 30 to 45 minutes,the number of appointments required to influence your symptoms depends on the condition and the person we are treating. We will give you a clear indication of how many appointments may be necessary at your first session and we will regularly review your progress with you whenever necessary.
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However some insurance companies require you to see your doctor before embarking on a course of treatment.Book A Consultation