The Glasgow Osteopathic Centre

Our Practice

The Glasgow Osteopathic Centre has been established in the south side of Glasgow since 1992.  It has been our constant aim to reduce pain and improve the health of our patients through osteopathy.

Osteopaths see an estimated 7 million patients a year throughout the UK for problems including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, trapped nerves, frozen shoulders, postural problems and minor sports injuries.

Osteopathy is suitable for a wide range of patients from younger to older people, office professionals, pregnant women, and sports people to name a few.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment performed by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints to improve the mobility of joints and relieve muscle tension. Osteopaths do not perform surgery, use machines or do X-Rays.

An osteopath does not concentrate only on the problem area but uses manual techniques to treat the body as a whole.

Most people who see an osteopath have issues which affect their muscles, bones and joints. However, they do help with a broader range of issues which aren’t as obvious such as migraines, foot and ankle pain.

What are Osteopaths?

  • Osteopaths have been through a thorough and detailed medical training program which includes much of what a doctor has had to learn
  • Osteopaths must be registered with The General Osteopathic Council in order to practice
  • Osteopaths are fully qualified in using techniques to help treat the individual

What is the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath?

This is a commonly asked question and although they both treat similar conditions; they work in different ways.

  • Chiropractors require shorter treatments and focus mainly on manipulation of the spine
  • Osteopaths prefer longer appointments and use more massage-based techniques, working on the muscles and joints, not just the spine
  • Osteopaths views the body as a whole and treats a wider range of issues

What conditions can Osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions which affect the whole body. Some of the most common issues are;

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciataca
  • Trapped nerve
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches 
  • Hand, shoulder and elbow pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Frozen shoulder