Jenny O’Brien (Doctor of Chiropractic)*

Jenny is a Glasgow lass at heart and joined the clinic in August 2010.

After completing an honours degree in anatomy at Dundee University Jenny moved to the University of Glamorgan in Wales to study chiropractic for 4 years, graduating with Merit. Once a Glasgow lass always a Glasgow lass and she headed back north.

Jenny has since furthered her professional development by completing training in different areas including the treatment of pregnant patients and prenatal yoga. She loves the holistic, natural and drug-free approach of chiropractic, helping individuals to improve their health and quality of life.

In her spare time Jenny enjoys running, yoga, spending time with family and friends as well as long dog walks with her borders terrier called ‘Tina Turner’. We have asked many times and we have our suspicions but Jenny is not admitting whether it’s her or the dog who is the ‘rock chick’!? Will you find out for us please?

* We are Doctors of Chiropractic, not Medical Doctors. We, therefore, take a holistic approach and do not use drugs or surgery in our treatments.

Lynn (Receptionist)

Lynn is originally from Balloch on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond but has lived and worked in several different countries including Japan, Qatar and Ethiopia.

However as “home is where the heart is”, the pull of the lochs ‘n’ glens brought her back to Bonny Scotland (which we are very pleased about). She now lives in Milngavie with her husband, son and two dogs.

In her spare time, Lynn goes for girlie lunches with her friends, walks with her Maltese Terriers Ozzie and Bailey and apparently has perfected the art of making banana bread in the slow cooker – at least that’s what she says, we have yet to taste one! 😉

Julie (Receptionist)

Julie is a local lass and lives in Bearsden with her family and 2 pet dogs, a labrador named Bronti and a cheeky pug Isabella.

Before becoming part of our team Julie worked for many years in financial services – but we won’t hold that against her….. 😉

Her outgoing and friendly personality and her very, very contagious laugh mean Julie will brighten up reception even on a rainy day! And little would you know that she is in fact a total petrol head!! She just loves – and we mean loooooves – all things cars and has been to both Silverstone and the Monaco Grand Prix. If Lewis Hamilton ever walked in we take no responsibility for her actions!!!

Are You Sitting on the Problem?

Is Sitting on your Wallet or Mobile the Cause of your Back Pain?

As chiropractors we examine, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders which basically means problems arising from bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons. However we also try to do a little ‘detective work’ to find out what caused the injury as it is much easier to prevent a re-occurrence if we know what caused it in the first place.Continue reading

10 Tips for Back Pain Prevention

1. Regularly exercise. 45min of moderate to fast walking daily (without a bag) is one of the best types of exercise you can do for your back. Also helps to clear your head.
2. Stick to a healthy diet with plenty of fruit/veg. Make your plate colourful.
3. Maintain good posture. Avoid slouching and low soft seats. And keep your feet on the floor
4. Warm up and cool down before and after physical activity.
5. Keep your backpack or shoulder bag as light as possible. Take out what you don’t need.
6. Don’t sit for more than an hour without getting up for a wander around or a stretch.
7. Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder or sit with your head down while on your phone or tablet ( put a couple of cushions on your lap and pop the phone/tablet on top bringing it up to eye level)
8. Sleep on your back or side, avoid sleeping on your stomach.
9. Invest in a good chair that suits your height and a good pillow and mattress. Money well spent.
10. Have regular spinal check-ups to catch issues early ( a bit like dental check ups). If you are in pain for more than 2-3 days, get checked over.

The Elderly and the Benefits of Chiropractic Care

One thing in life is certain – we will all AGE.

Recently we have all heard “60 is the new 50”, “70 is the new 60”, etc. being talked about by the media and this is certainly true as people are taking more care of themselves and adopting lifestyle choices to ensure that they go into retirement and beyond in the best possible shape.Continue reading

Sitting is the New Smoking!

Modern day living seems to involve more and more time spent sitting down. Our commuting to work, desk-jobs, TV watching, web-browsing lifestyles are becoming detrimental to our health. Until recently it was believed that getting your recommended daily dose of physical exercise was enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Continue reading

Mette Stopa (Doctor of Chiropractic*)

Originally from Denmark but has lived in Scotland for so many years that she is practically Scottish.

After graduating as a chiropractor from the AECC chiropractic school in Bournemouth in 1993 Mette established her clinic in Bearsden, Glasgow. She has undertaken 3 years of postgraduate studies in Holland, London and America with the renowned Carrick Institute and is a qualified Chiropractic Neurologist.

During her free time, Mette enjoys a spot of cooking, long walks and agility competitions with her cocker spaniels and can regularly be found on a Pickleball court at Scotstoun Badminton Academy.

Obsessed by coffee, Mette is currently trying to perfect the art of coffee roasting on her induction hob at home. The independent roasters in Glasgow have nothing to fear unless there is demand for popcorn-tasting coffee!!

*We are Doctors of Chiropractic, not Medical Doctors. We, therefore, take a holistic approach and do not use drugs or surgery in our treatments.

David (Massage Therapist)

David is a personal trainer as well as a massage therapist and has built up quite a fan base over the years. He specialises in deep remedial and sports massage and may give you a couple of stretches/exercises to do at home.

He loves the outdoors and regularly heads up to the Isle of Skye for some serious hill walking, biking and climbing. The clinic’s very own “action man”.

David is the biggest foodie we have ever met and will have tried most restaurants in Glasgow. He’s our resident “Where To Eat Trip Advisor”  and always comes good with a recommendation if you need one.