About Us

Sage Osteopathic Clinic

Experienced Osteopathic Practitioner

Having worked for ten years as a firefighter, Jonathan decided a change was needed and discovered Osteopathy. In 1998 following four years of full time study at the British School of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, Jonathan graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Osteopathic medicine, together with diplomas in both Osteopathy and Naturopathy. Since that time he has been practicing from his own clinic in Inverkip.

Jonathan Sage qualified from the British School Of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (BCNO), as an Osteopath 17 years ago and has practiced on Scotland’s West coast since then. He has completed a post grad course in equine and canine osteopathy, and courses in clinical ergonomics and core stability training with the CHEK Institute to the level of CHEK exercise coach. He lectured for a period of eight years in Anatomy at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and traveled throughout Europe over a period of four years as team Osteopath for the British Kayak and Canoe Marathon Race Team. 

Osteopathic treatment consists of manual techniques, which range from classical structural approaches, such as soft tissue, articulation and HVT (manipulative treatment), to very gentle approaches such as Cranio-Sacral and functional/fascial approaches, including the use of gentle visceral manipulation. The actual treatment used depends on the patient, their preferences and the type of condition they have. Lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and stress, contribute to many of the health problems that the Osteopath encounters – facts reflected in your evaluation and subsequent health management strategies. Osteopathic treatment can be applicable to many health care problems and to all ages, from babies to the elderly. Osteopaths are regulated by statute in the UK, under the General Osteopathic Council.

Osteopathy is so much more than just the treatment of bad backs! Whilst Osteopaths have an enviable reputation at diagnosing and treating many musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD), the application of an integrated osteopathic approach (IOA) can help in the management of many complex health care problems.