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Finlay Menzies Gillian O'Kane Gyrokinesis Gyrotonic Kate Menzies Marianne Murray Massage Specialst Women's Health Physiotherapy

We are open for Physiotherapy, Gyrotonic and Massage.

Following the latest Government guidance we have been able to open up and offer you Physiotherapy, Gyrotonic and Massage. We have been busy implimenting new cleaning protocols and studio procedures which means a slightly new look to the studio and new guidlines for us all. You’re saftey is of utmost importance to us and we hope that you will follow the procedures strictly.

We are still offering online classes and appointments for everything else.

We look forward to welcoming you to the studio soon.

The Movement Studio Team.

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Gillian O'Kane Specialst Women's Health Physiotherapy

About Gillian

Gillian O’Kane BSc Hons – Specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Gillian returned to higher education in 2005 where she gained an HND in Sports Therapy from Central College of Commerce in 2007. She then graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011. She began working as a physiotherapist within the NHS gaining experience in various areas such as orthopaedics, medical and elderly rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, women’s health and respiratory physiotherapy. Over the period 2014 – 2016 she also gained valuable experience treating many musculoskeletal injuries within the private sector.

Her skills continued to develop gaining a Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage from the Western School in 2012. She then went on to complete a foundation course in acupuncture in 2014, more recently enhancing her skills in acupuncture in women’s health in 2018 and also gaining a Diploma in pregnancy massage.

Gillian began to specialise in women’s health, an area she feels very passionate about in February 2015. Working as a senior physiotherapist in obstetrics and gynaecology within the NHS, she has the pleasure of treating many conditions from pregnancy related back and pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, restless legs and nausea to postnatal musculoskeletal issues including abdominal and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Gillian has since completed her Pilates mat work series 1-3 through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute and has built up her own business teaching beginners through to advanced, including antenatal classes and also offers one to one tuition.

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Gillian O'Kane Specialst Women's Health Physiotherapy

Treatments.

Physiotherapy

I’m pregnancy and I’m sore!

Many women can struggle with pregnancy related back and pelvic pain which can vary from being mild to debilitating making every day activities very difficult. The hormonal influence combined with changes in posture and the weight of your growing baby can cause significant strain on your back, pelvis and hips.

Physiotherapy assessment will include taking a full history of your symptoms followed by assessment of your posture including biomechanics and movement to investigate the cause of your pain. Together we will formulate a bespoke treatment plan.

Most women feel the benefits of physiotherapy to help strengthen the muscles surrounding your back, pelvic and bump!

Initial assessment: 1 hour £45

Follow up assessment: 45 mins £40

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a woman; however with the many changes the body experiences including hormonal influence and postural changes, this can put significant strain on joints, ligaments and organs which in effect can lead to pain and discomfort.

Pregnancy massage can be very beneficial to mother and growing baby supporting her emotionally, physiologically and physically during 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

There is a vast array of evidence to support the benefits of pregnancy massage, including alleviating aches and pains, stimulating circulation, reducing swelling, including symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, helping to aid sluggish bowel movement and reducing symptoms of stress levels.

Receiving regular massage throughout your pregnancy will your increase your body awareness and help you develop the ability to relax throughout your 1st stage of labour.

Treatment: 1 hour £47

Acupuncture

‘Acupuncture has been used in China and other eastern cultures to restore, promote and maintain good health and energy levels for about 2,500 years’.(British Acupuncture Council).

Acupuncture is used by inserting small, fine needles into the body’s energy channels known as Qi to restore healing and balance.

Acupuncture is a very safe treatment to have during pregnancy and is an effective option at a time when women are unable to take many over the counter or prescribed medications. It is essential that you choose an acupuncturist who is trained in women’s health related conditions.

Conditions treated with acupuncture during pregnancy may include:

  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Restless legs
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation

Initial consultation & and subsequent treatment: 45 mins £40

Course of 4 treatments £148

Course of 6 treatments £210

1:1 Pilates

Pilates is widely used in the management of many women’s health conditions whether within the antenatal or postnatal period. With a special interest in pelvic floor and abdominal rehabilitation following the birth of your baby, Gillian will help construct a bespoke treatment plan, including specific goal setting tailored to your individual needs and construct of a progressive programme to help lead to a stronger, healthier, happier you.

Initial consultation: 1 hour £45

Subsequent treatment: 45 mins £40

Block of 6 treatments: £210