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Drysdale Osteopathy Glasgow
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David Drysdale is a rare professional in his field. He not only has real empathy for his patients but also a deep knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and related disciplines which are relevant to osteopathic treatment. Together with continual professional development, David combines his knowledge, insight and experience to treat the 'whole' patient during his sessions which results in highly effective treatments every time.
Back in October 2009 I sustained a neck injury.
I went to see David about 3 months after hurting myself. Having already had a variety of treatments including physiotherapy, myofacsial release, ultrasound and acupuncture - all with little sustained benefit.
With David, I received deep tissue work, acupuncture and some manipulation. The improvement was slow, but started with the first treatment. I think it’s important to be patient in these situations. Longstanding things can take time.
I went to David firstly with a damaged shoulder. I was hardly able to move my arm more than 30 degrees in any direction. I had been to doctors then for X-rays and was told there was little that could be done to improve things except for getting "gold injections...steroid injections" every few months to help with the pain. Not something I was keen on. They called it tendonitis. David manipulated my shoulder for a number of sessions then did a few sessions of acupuncture work. The result after a few short months was that I now have complete mobility with no pain and no drugs..10 years later and still no problem. I have every confidence in David's ability and would be delighted to recommend him.
I have used David off and on for six years , Having suffered from severe back pain I was unable to participate in either Hill walking or running , over a period of months from meeting David I was able to climb Kilimanjaro , and run ( slowly) the New York marathon .
I have recommended David to several of my friends down the years , whilst , a bit of a grumpy bugger , everybody was extremely pleased with both Davids diagnosis and work that he was able to do for them , without getting tied into a dozen sessions .
I haven't been to David for a while but would have no hesitation in going back or recommending him to anybody.
David has sorted out tennis elbow and back problems with great skill and care.
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David takes a professional and holistic approach to his treatment. I had to take time off work due to tendonitis in my hand and he was able to address this by examining my overall posture due to my occupation. He explained how the kay laser therapy works and after only a few short sessions my hand is now pain free and I am confident that I will return to him in future should I have any further issues.
I had a regular osteopath who retired and I found David during my search. I'm so glad I did. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
David is by far the best osteopath I've been to through the years. Very experienced and looks at all angles to find a long term solution for you. Worth every penny!
Can I give six stars? David is a true professional who has helped me through challenging times of severe neck and shoulder pain to a place of real comfort and being able to get on with life. David talks you through everything and will advise not to continue treatment if you no longer need it. I will be back in the future (hopefully not too soon!) and I would not hesitate to recommend him - I have passed his name on to many people already.