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Whether you wish to ask if osteopathy could be useful or is appropriate, or whether you want to make a more detailed inquiry or even make an appointment, please use the 'Contact Us' page on this web site or get directly in touch by calling the above number.

Modern healthcare practice favours an evidence based, multi-disciplinary approach, moving 'usual' practice toward 'best practice'. The overarching aim of this osteopathic practice is to assure you of expertise, experience, empathy and professionalism in a relaxed office practice environment, together with collaborative liaison with other healthcare providers as indicated.

Dr McGrath allows plenty of time to thoroughly investigate and explain your clinical presentation, conducts a careful analysis of the initial mechanism of injury and the subsequent factors that may influence your recovery, together with other wider social and psychological influences that may bear upon your coping ability. Evidence indicates that prolonged musculoskeletal treatment or 'over-servicing' are not associated with enhanced outcomes. At all times, your condition, your response to treatment and your progress will be closely monitored and critically evaluated.

  • Best practice not usual practice - there is no 'one-size fits all' approach, technique, exercise or device. Your care is specific, tailored and consistent with the evidence
  • Recovery before rehabilitation - if you have not recovered sufficiently, premature rehabilitation may simply aggravate and perpetuate your problem, turning what should have been an readily resolvable situation into a chronic presentation
  • 'Hands on' practice may add considerable therapeutic value to traditional 'physio' and more remote approaches like ultra-sound, interferential, shock-wave therapy, EMG, acupuncture needling, exercise or massage. Osteopathic palpatory diagnosis (OPD) and manual osteopathic treatment (OMT) are key features of the osteopathic 'hands-on' manual approach
  • Further special and expert interest together with research expertise in a number conditions informs your care, for example: non-specific low back pain and neck pain, pregnancy related pelvic pain, 'sacroiliac joint pain', discogenic back pain, period pain (dysmenorrhoea), 'trochanteric' lateral hip pain, jaw and facial pain, headache and age related joint and muscle pain, shoulder-neck-arm pain, thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Broad experience and postgraduate qualifications in both occupational health practice (Otago) and biomechanics (Strathclyde, Glasgow) provide a value added capacity for the deep analysis of a variety of injuries or health issues on a spectrum that ranges through daily life, sports and occupation. The evaluation of your personal workplace can be undertaken
  • Your pain relief and the achievement of an informed state of effective self-management in your own on-going well being - these are key goals in your care. At times this may also include your referral for relevant investigations or to another health professional
  • A second opinion. From a consultant perspective, Dr McGrath is pleased to offer review or a second opinion regarding physical treatment that you may be undertaking, or considering undertaking
  • 'Cranial', 'visceral' & acupuncture treatment are not practiced. Evidence-informed care for musculoskeletal pain presentations remain a cornerstone of best practice. Dr McGrath does not treat neonates or babies though he may offer reassurance and advice if requested

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