Shockwave Therapy as part of the management of Achilles Tendinopathy and other painful soft tissue conditions.  As an Osteopath and been using hands of skills and principles for over 25 years I bought the shockwave therapy for chronic stiff muscles,sports injuries , knee pain and other muscularskeleteal conditions.   However,as I have now been using this shockwave therapy for over 18 months  the shockwave therapy has been used from various tendons and ligament conditions   I have uploaded for you to read this excellent recent practical paper November 2015 Courtesy of the company Storz Medical Switzerland.

Eccentric Strength training is one of the best evidence based protocols for Achilles Tendinopathy  however it is difficult and time consuming to find the time to fully comply with the exercise protocols  The November 2015 paper explains clearly why it is not always practical   So now for over 18 months one has been using the shockwave therapy with good outcomes along with strengthening training or sometimes as post surgery recovery

One many works to release the tight shortened calf muscles with the shockwave therapy  this seems to reduce the pain stiffness and allows the achilles tendon to be more compliant to strengthening and loading  If one is a runner than one must be more ambitious and follow a good loading and strengthening protocol  provided by a personal trainer or physiotherapist or myself or your




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Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has over twenty-eight years experience of treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity Edinburgh). Registered Osteopath Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensuring that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee conditions Helen uses Video Clips exercises educational information and outcome which is sent to your computer smartphone or iphone if you wish Treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic is tailored to the individual and where necessary uses a combination of osteopathic techniques including, Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage. The holistic approach to osteopathy at the How Osteopathic Clinic, in addition to a full one hour treatment sessions, is designed to alleviate symptoms rapidly and can often significantly reduce the number of osteopathic treatments required. One of the few Osteopaths in Edinburgh and in Britain who uses the unique, gentle fleximatic vibrotherapy or shockwave therapy massage equipment combined with traditional osteopathic techniques in order to to find, feel and palpate those hard fibrotic bands of muscles which accumulate over the years of prolonged sitting, Helen has attended conferences held throughout the country; Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy for over 3 years now for Patella Tendons , Achilles Tendons Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon pain Hips, Upper Proximal Hamstring tendinopathy along with rehabilitation loading Contact Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ To make an appointment contact Helen on 131 551 1044 or Text /Call 07889304762