Cram Osteopaths - Family run since 1946
More than 30,000 people a day seek the care of an osteopath for various conditions such as back and neck pain, joint and muscular pain, sports injuries or work-related strain.
That’s because it works.
We are a family run osteopathic practice and have over 70 years’ experience in treating a wide variety of conditions.
Osteopathy is an effective hands-on approach to healthcare that recognises the link between the structures of your body and the way it works. We focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health and wellbeing.
Whatever the issue, we know it will be unique to you and so we’ll listen to you and develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Our job is to get your body into the best position to be able to treat or heal the issue or challenge that you’re facing.
Why not give us a call and see if we can help you with your issue?
Joanna completed her Osteopathic studies at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in London in 2009. As the now third-generation Osteopath in her family, Joanna was always inspired by the positive patient recovery stories she would hear growing up. Initially she studied Sociology at the University of Abderdeen, followed by a short stint in the travel and marketing world, before realising her true calling to join her family’s profession of Osteopathy.
Joanna really enjoys the empowerment Osteopathy gives to her patients as they realise what they can achieve with good body movement and posture, and how they can stay well as they enjoy the benefits of Osteopathic treatment. Joanna’s positive attitude inspires patients to get the best out of their treatments with her.
Joanna has an interest in nutrition and its role in musculoskeletal health, and enjoys the challenge of seeing a wide array of patient presentations in her general clinical practice including babies to the elderly, sportspeople to those in desk-based jobs.
Joanna is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and is the Chairwoman of the Scottish Osteopathic Society which organises professional development courses in Scotland for Osteopaths.
Beyond treating patients and running the practice with her husband Michael, Joanna spends her free time with family and friends, usually over a good meal or a beautiful walk! Joanna loves reading, most outdoor pursuits including occasional (!) wild camping, and seeking out exciting new restaurants to enjoy delicious food!
Michael completed his degree at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), graduating in 2009. Prior to beginning his studies Michael was a keen footballer, and found his way to Osteopathy via his own injury on the football field. It was during his time in London at BCOM where he met Joanna, and the rest is happy history (and future!).
Michael has a particular interest in back pain and tendon injuries, and frequently uses spinal manipulation and adjustment techniques as part of his treatment protocols to get his patients on the fastest route to recovery.
Michael uses Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and was one of the first Osteopaths in the UK to be registered with the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST).
Michael is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Scottish Osteopathic Society.
Michael is passionate about introducing the latest treatment technologies to the practice, including IDD Therapy.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys a busy family life with his wife Joanna, two young children and 2 dogs. Weekends are spent getting outdoors as much as possible, catching up with friends and extended family. Michael is also known for his passion for ‘survival skills’ and has completed a 5-day Bear Grylls Survival course in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands - then returning straight back to work the next day!