Osteopathy

Our osteopath Emma Jamieson loves to help people get rid of their pain. By using a holistic approach to the body, osteopathy can help to decrease pain and stop it from coming back again.

Emma uses a range of hands on techniques to decrease pain and get things moving better. Emma has extensive experience in helping people to get rid of their pain and stop it coming back again through advice and specific exercises.

Meet our osteopath

Emma Jamieson - Osteopath

Emma graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 and has extensive experience in London, New Zealand and Northern Scotland.

When we asked Emma why she does what she does, she replied 'I love to help people get rid of their pain'. She believes in osteopathy and its holistic approach to the body and enjoys helping people to get rid of pain and get back to doing the things they like to do.

Before moving to Shetland, Emma was a partner in a multidisciplinary clinic in Caithness. Some of her patients still come up to Shetland to see her and other patients were very sad to see her leave. We are very lucky to have her as part of the Injury Shetland team and also as Shetland's only resident osteopath.

What to expect

When you visit an osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given an examination. The first appointment generally lasts longer than subsequent appointments allowing the osteopath adequate time to listen and ask questions about your problem, your general health, other medical care you are receiving or medication you are taking, and to record this in your case notes. The information you provide will be confidential.You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements and stretches allowing the osteopath to observe your posture and mobility. Because of the body’s structure, the pain or stiffness you are experiencing in one area may be linked to a problem elsewhere. The osteopath will then examine and assess the health of the joints, tissues and ligaments using their hands and a highly developed sense of touch called palpation to identify any points of pain, inflammation, weakness or excessive tension and strain throughout the body.

It may require more than one visit before your problem is resolved. The osteopath will discuss this with you whilst forming your treatment plan and review your progress at each subsequent visit. The osteopath will seek your consent should there be any changes to your treatment plan.

Most patients refer themselves directly to an osteopath. Although referral by a GP is not necessary you are encouraged to keep your GP fully informed so that your medical records are up to date. This will ensure you receive the best possible care from all health professionals.

Further information

Institute of Osteopathy

British College of Osteopathic Medicine