Scotland's longest serving osteopathic practice

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 6pm
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Cram Osteopaths – Family run since 1946

Cram Osteopaths began with the late Normund Cram in 1946, who whilst studying medicine became dissatisfied with orthodox approaches at that time. He was introduced to Osteopathic theory and opened the first Cram Osteopaths, in Glasgow’s west end.

Normund was joined in his practice in 1973 by his son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Heidi Cram, who had graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (BCNO), now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM). In 2009, Alex and Heidi’s daughter and son-in-law, Joanna Cram and Michael Brown (who both also studied at BCOM), became the third generation of Cram Osteopaths!

Today Cram Osteopaths cares for patients from all over Scotland getting people out of pain quickly, and keeping people healthy.

Call us on 0141 339 0894 or get in touch info@cramosteopaths.co.uk

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Conditions treated by Cram Osteopaths

Adjustments
Arthritis (Spondylosis)
Back Pain
Children
Joint Pain
Neck Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Pregnancy
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Slipped Disc
Stress
Trapped Nerve
Adjustments

Why do osteopaths ‘crack’ bones? What makes the ‘popping’ sound? Osteopaths make adjustments with the aim of increasing the mobility of a joint and improving the nerve and blood supply to it, to encourage the healing process. It’s not the bones that are ‘cracking’; the popping sound in an adjustment comes from the shifting of the special lubricating fluids and gas that surround each spinal joint. The sound, if it occurs, is fascinating, but it…

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Arthritis (Spondylosis)

How Osteopathy can help your Arthritis Your body adapts to uncorrected spinal stress by depositing calcium into affected joints, ligaments and connective tissues. As if the body is trying to mend a broken bone, it attempts to ‘repair’ the malfunctioning joint by joining two bony surfaces together. This degenerative process has several medical labels including spondylosis, arthritis and spinal decay. As with tooth decay, early detection of spinal decay can help avoid painful symptoms and…

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Back Pain

Effective Treatment for Back Pain We diagnose and treat acute and chronic back pain, from degenerative wear & tear to acute back pain from discs, joints and muscles. When it comes to specialist knowledge, we have over 75 Years experience in helping people with back pain, even with the most challenging pain dilemmas. We are Scotland’s largest, Independent, family run, Osteopathic clinic and are very proud of our long heritage in helping people with back pain. Normund Cram started our first practice in the early 1940’s we are…

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Children

Osteopathy for Children Most people acknowledge the value of osteopathy for adults, but did you know osteopathic care is great for your whole family? Osteopathic care for children and babies is different from that for adults. Tailored to their age and weight, their adjustments often require no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. The pulling and twisting that delivers a baby from the birth canal can cause physical stress. Without…

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Joint Pain

Joint Pain Life is hectic! Work, sport and play all help us enjoy our lives but they can result in injury and stress to our joints too. Most commonly shoulders, wrists, hips and knees are the affected joints. Poor posture, repetitive strain and injury are usually the cause of joint pain. A thorough osteopathic examination will diagnose the affected areas and early detection of problematic joints allows for a good recovery and better long-term health.…

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Neck Pain

Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. It supports your 10-12lb head, permits head movement and acts a gateway between the brain and all of the spinal nerves that serve to function your whole body. Many everyday things can cause neck pain such as watching television, using a computer, stress, reading a book or falling asleep in a chair. The temporary pain can resolve on its own especially when the offending activity…

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Plantar Fasciitis

How is shockwave therapy applied in plantar fasciitis? Shockwave Therapy for plantar fasciitis and heel pain is applied following a set protocol.  Michael Brown or Joanna Cram (your physician) will carry out a thorough case history to isolate the area that is painful, and understand the reasons behind your presenting condition. It is important to make sure that the condition being treated is actually plantar fasciitis or heel pain and is therefore treatable with Shockwave…

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy back pain and Osteopathy Including osteopathic medicine, along with other wellness habits, as part of your prenatal care helps create an optimum environment for your body to cope with labour and your baby to cope with the birth, as well as helping you recover quickly throughout your postnatal period. At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between osteopathy and pregnancy. However from pre-conception, throughout the pregnancy, labour and birth and post delivery…

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Sciatica

Reducing the pain from Sciatica We diagnose and treat acute and chronic Sciatic pain, from degenerative wear & tear to acute sciatica from disc bulges or piriformis syndrome. When it comes to specialist knowledge, we have over 75 Years experience in helping people with Sciatica, even with the most challenging pain dilemmas. We are Scotland’s largest, Independent, family run, Osteopathic clinic and are very proud of our long heritage in helping people with Sciatica. Normund Cram started our first practice in the early 1940’s we are now the…

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis Scoliosis seems to affect mainly females between the ages of 8 and 18, although males can also develop scoliosis. The causes are varied. Some people are born with this spinal deviation, known as a congenital scoliosis. Others get it from assuming a distorted head or hip position, known as habitual scoliosis. In the beginning, when it is easiest to correct, there are rarely symptoms. Sometimes a high shoulder or low hip makes clothing fit…

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Slipped Disc

Do I have a slipped disc? Separating each spinal bone, or vertebra, is a special type of soft tissue called a disc. Its fibrous outer ring contains a jelly-like material, and the soft centre serves as a pivot for joint movement. The disc cannot actually slip due to the way it is attached to the above and below vertebrae. However it can bulge, tear, herniate, thin, prolapse or dry out. A thorough osteopathic examination can…

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Stress

Osteopathy to Help Combat Stress Stress is part of everyday living and not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout for a fit and trim 65-year old is good stress. The same workout for an out-of-shape 35-year old would likely be bad stress. Our reaction to stress is based upon our condition and overall health. Physical Stress A whiplash injury from a car accident is an obvious source of physical stress. As are repetitive motions,…

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Trapped Nerve

Nerve Pain – Do I have a trapped nerve? A pinched or ‘trapped’ nerve is actually very rare. It’s more likely that a spinal bone will irritate, stretch, rub or chaff a nearby nerve root.  This can then affect the messages sent between the nerve and the brain, leading to poor function and affected body tissues. Nerve pain can feel like a tingling or pins and needles usually in one or both upper and/or lower…

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What customers say about Cram Osteopaths

Customer service is a priority for Cram and we welcome feedback from all of our clients.

  • Miracle workers and very friendly staff highly recommended

  • Instant pain relief! Miracle workers!

  • I have been to a lot of different practices, but this one is easily the best by a long way.

  • Amazing results and outstanding patient care. Michael (Osteopath) has really helped my back and shoulder pain. I'm now living my life pain and problem free just in time for the summer thanks Michael.

  • It’s like a wee miracle being performed with every treatment I have received! I have been for various things wonderful pleasant people great osteo attention! It really works!

  • After years of physio, meds, exercise, Heidi was able to not only fix the problem, but get me through a pregnancy back trouble free .For this I am eternally grateful. I never thought I would have been able to achieve this and certainly I would have been living my life in pain without them. My mother has been to see her husband and she got equally good results.

  • Friendly, efficient, effective and well informed.Allowed me to walk out with my head held high - literally!