Acute sciatica after heavy fall
As a 64 year old man I consider myself to be fully compis mentis. For whatever reason I decided to fall down the stairs, fortunately, or unfortunately whichever way you look at it. I landed feet first on my back, the result was I could barely walk.
I was helped to my feet by my wife who lowered me into my chair. I had shooting pains down my right side to my bottom.
I called my daughter who suggested phoning the local Osteopaths and I was able to gain immediate advice. I was to do some gentle stretch exercises and apply cold packs to my back. This helped prior to my first appointment, a couple of months ago.
My first experience at an Osteopaths was both beneficial and educational.
When I first visited I could barely walk but having had both Laser treatment and manipulation for a number of weeks I can safely say it has worked wonders.
Not only did I receive treatment for what turned out to be a slipped disc, but I received good advice on my dietary needs and my general lifestyle.
I now exercise more regularly and eat sensible foods.
My experience was good and bad, bad for falling downstairs, good for the wakeup call to my lifestyle and general well being.
Acute sciatica after heavy fall
As a 64 year old man I consider myself to be fully compis mentis. For whatever reason I decided to fall down the stairs, fortunately, or unfortunately whichever way you look at it. I landed feet first on my back, the result was I could barely walk.
I was helped to my feet by my wife who lowered me into my chair. I had shooting pains down my right side to my bottom.
I called my daughter who suggested phoning the local Osteopaths and I was able to gain immediate advice. I was to do some gentle stretch exercises and apply cold packs to my back. This helped prior to my first appointment, a couple of months ago.
My first experience at an Osteopaths was both beneficial and educational.
When I first visited I could barely walk but having had both Laser treatment and manipulation for a number of weeks I can safely say it has worked wonders.
Not only did I receive treatment for what turned out to be a slipped disc, but I received good advice on my dietary needs and my general lifestyle.
I now exercise more regularly and eat sensible foods.
My experience was good and bad, bad for falling downstairs, good for the wakeup call to my lifestyle and general well being.
Infant with Digestive problems
My baby was 3 weeks old when I started researching osteopathy for the treatment of her ‘tummy' symptoms; she would scream for hours, mostly in the evenings and as a new mother I felt helpless, worried and exhausted.  Her sleeping patterns were erratic, she had discomfort during feeds and often seemed in pain, she was generally just an unsettled baby. I had tried all the medicines and gadgets to help overcome it but up until our first consultation with Donald when she was 5 weeks old, nothing had truly helped her. 
During the consultation Donald gathered background information on my pregnancy and labour, and explained that
cranial treatment would help with tension and stresses that might have been caused by the birth – my baby’s arrival was difficult, finally assisted by ventouse.  Donald commenced the physical examination by gently manipulating and holding my wriggly baby, all the while re-assuring and comforting her, and as he did so she immediately calmed and settled.  She only started crying when Donald handed her back to me!  I left feeling amazed at how simple yet effective the treatment had been, grateful for a handy burping trick, and confident that further treatment would definitely improve things. 
After that first session, my baby certainly didn’t go to bed at 7pm without a fuss, but her crying was less prolonged and when she did settle it took less time. Just 2 more weekly sessions brought a vast improvement in her feeding and sleeping routines, and she is now a thriving 4-month old; happy and much more content! 
I would wholeheartedly recommend osteopathy treatment to others in a similar situation to ours. 
It is difficult to communicate just how much it has affected the quality of life for myself, and my family – we are extremely grateful to Donald for all his help.
19 year old martial arts & boxing athlete
I got a really bad injury at judo training after Christmas and went to my GP for 6 weeks for painkillers. He eventually suggested an osteopath or sports physiotherapist. Some of the guys in the club had been to Mr Scott’s clinic, and I went to see him. I was missing training and the problem with both my shoulder and my back was getting worse.
I was told I had a chronic pelvic strain after tests, and the osteopath showed me muscle diagrams of what had gone wrong. He said that many injuries he sees develop over a long time, then suddenly problems that should heal, don’t. That was where I was. I’d been training pretty full on for 3 years and picked up loads of knocks, but just ignored them.
The treatment was done in two parts–firstly pain relief with laser treatment, cold packs and stretching excercises; second part muscle retraining, to get short muscles longer. After seven sessions and three weeks of treatment, Mr Scott said I could plan to start light training after another week of stretching, swimming and going to the sauna twice a week. I cut back on sugar and sugary drinks, coffee and looked at my eating habits. Instead of painkillers I used serrapeptase and turmeric supplements. They worked well until the pain was totally gone.
I feel better now and am training four times a week, doing weights, kettle bells and keeping up with the stretching techniques. I’ve even shown them to my club coach–he likes them! I’ve recommended Mr Scott to some of my friends. Judo, boxing and martial arts are bad for injuries. You pick them up almost every training session. He understands how important training is for people, but explains the importance of injury prevention. I’m going to get regular check-ups every few months from now on.
I can recommend an osteopath. For any sport. They won’t regret it..