of Friends

Patient at Centre for Integrative carelearning to walk again with physiotherapist

We work with other groups, organisations and individuals to promote better outcomes for the people of Scotland who live daily with disability and/or mental health issues. We provide classes and online sessions in conjunction with healthcare practitioners. These are the Friends of Friends and we have listed some of them below.

Voices for Dignity Scotland (VoiDS)

This group is an advocacy and influencing group working to ensure that the full impact of bladder and bowel dysfuntion on the individual and society is understood.  We are interested in any individual who had or has bladder or/and bladder symptoms (with or without leakage) and who would be willing to join arms to ensure that the voices of individuals with bladder and /or bowel dysfunction is heard.  Working with academic institutions, private and third sector organisation, we wil work to support research and evidence to highlight the reality of the impact of bladder and Bowel dysfunction.

Clare McGinley - Seated Yoga

Clare is an active member of the Friends and currently holds an executive position as the Treasurer.   Through her work and yoga, Clare is keen to promote integrative care and activity to the older person.

Steven Rutherford's Touchwell Service

Steven works at the Centre providing Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation and Seated Tai Chi.

His services are only available to patients on the day service at the centre.

Steven has two clinics in Glasgow where he can treat you privately at a time to suit you.

Contact Steven @


Paulo Quadros

Paulo Quadros is the founder to the pain management centre Intlife and a member of the Parliamentary cross-party group for chronic pain. Paulo is the founder of Dynamic Release. This treatment aims to affect the mechanisms that regulate muscle tone and unconscious tension within the brain and muscles to relieve pain. Physiologically, Dynamic Release affects the release of internal chemicals that control how we feel and how we respond to them.


Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Friends are currently participating in the Consultation around Chronic Pain which is being co-ordinated by the  Health and Social Care Alliance.  If you have a particular interest in chronic pain and would like to represent the Friends on this group, then please get in touch with the Friends using the contact button.

The Centre has been a life-changing experience for me, I had been through the whole gambit of NHS Services several times and my life felt like it was spinning out of control.

Only at the CIC did they actually look at the whole picture and put me on the path to living with my disability. I can’t thank the staff enough.

– Giles, Patient at CIC Glasgow

The Friends are actively advocating for better outcomes for people living with life changing conditions

We sit on various commities and groups and provide a voice for the Centre and Patients alike


Protecting the Centre


Patient Rights


Voices for Dignity Scotland (VoiDS)


Increasing Capacity


Fund Raising




Research and Development


Holistic Medicine


Hosting Discussion


Influencing Government Policy


Influencing NHS Policy

Help us save the Centre for Integrative Care

As part of our ongoing campaign to save the Centre for Integrative Care we are asking you to contact your local MSP and tell them about your experience of atttending the Centre and why it is important to you.



If you think we can help with your pain or disability issues, please get in touch

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