One of the main reasons why the excellent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh are so genuine, realistic and charming is thanks to the years of research carried out by Medical Researcher Stuart McGill

I am delighted to see that now Stuart McGill has now some excellent videos on how you can seriously damage your back with excessive exercises on gym equipment (if you wish) or how to exercise safely.

As Stuart says most people will suffer from some back pain at time in their lives

Please look and understand this excellent video    One has to keep the spine stiff rather than increase the range of movement as this causes damage on the muscles ligaments and lumbar vertebrae which in turn causes chronic inflammation and long term pain.  The wrong movements abuse the back and increase your chronic pain.  Prolonged sitting makes your back muscles weak and much more prone to back injury which is why long term back pain in on the increase.

Here is another of Stuart McGill`s videos discussing on how to train you core properly.   The problem is that all those abdominal curls, bending and twisting  rubs presses on the delicate joint facets and their surrounding tissues, leading to increased mechanical inflammation.  So you can strengthen your core abdominal muscles which is wonderful if you are young and no mechanical wear and tear in your joint facets however if you are using those weight bearing vibroplates your are vibrating your worn out joints together, increasing the risk of inflammation and Osteoarthritic changes, irritating your vertebral ligaments and potentially causing a great deal more long term harm

Mark Comerford has been researching with his team and they have produced a new much safer more efficient series of  core exercises are simple quick and effective and can be done in a few minutes at home.


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