Are you wondering: "what is osteopathy, and how does it work"? Have you heard friends talking about it and want to know if it can work for you? It is a gentle, and often subtle, hands-on treatment that helps to restore balance, ease tension and improve circulation.
- Therapeutic system of diagnosis and treatment
- Addresses structural and mechanical body dysfunctions
- Focuses on the whole body, not just the area causing problems
- It is a gentle and subtle manual treatment
- Eases tension in parts of the body that have restricted mobility
Keith Robertson Osteopath offers osteopathy and cranial osteopathy treatments in Stirling. If you would like to find out more, give us a call today.
Find out how osteopathy can help you.
On your first visit you will be required to answer some questions about your medical history, as well as asking you about the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. With your consent a physical examination will then be undertaken in the area(s) of your body that you are experiencing pain. The osteopath will make a diagnosis and discuss a course of treatment with you. This may involve visiting them a few times for manual therapy, some exercises that you can do by yourself and some lifestyle changes.
Keith works very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Keith will warn you he thinks that the technique that he is about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell him that you are feeling too much pain.
Following treatment about half of patients report some mild soreness in the area of their body that was treated, this can usually be relieved with an over the counter pain killer and will go away within 48 hours. If you experience serious or unusual symptoms after treatment you should contact Keith straight away for advice.
Keith graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in 1990. After developing a solid grounding in structural osteopathy, Keith began his postgraduate exploration of the cranial osteopathy with the BSO in 1992.
This training programme together with the on-going practical experience gained from treating a wide range of clients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings enabled Keith to successfully complete the Sutherland Cranial College pathway in 2009. Today he is one of only two Fellows of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy living and working in Scotland (FSCCO). To further develop his skills in cranial osteopathy he has completed 8 phases of Dr James Jealous` Biodynamics of Osteopathy Programme.
In addition Keith has undertaken a wide variety of continued professional development over the past 28 years. This together with a wealth of practical experience both in the structural and the cranial osteopathy puts Keith in an enviable position to tailor his osteopathy to meet the specific needs of patients of all ages.