Please Read these reviews as it is important if you are making an appointment to see Helen   For many it is their first Appointment with an Osteopath so you have what to expect and for patient feedback satisfaction  Edinburgh Online and Google reviews.   Helen works from her home as she has expensive machines and she cannot take them to other clinic rooms elsewhere in Edinburgh.    She uses Cefar compex  supplied by Perform Better   who are the  Sport Suppliers to many including the FA and St George`s.   If you wish to learn more about Compex please ask Perform Better UK

Thank you all so much  so such kind appreciative reviews  and for visiting me at my home.  I can keep the costs down and look after my retired and others lovely people.   best wishes to you all Helen

Here is an article from the Daily Mail.  It is drug free so no side affects which is good for severe chronic pain management where the drugs do have addictive side affects also interfere your ability to think clearly and make good decisions as they are often morphine based.

Smart chip implant the size of a match head will combat chronic pain by blocking spine signals

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new smart chip that when implanted in the spinal cord blocks pain signals preventing them from reaching the brain.

The tiny device works by monitoring the nerves carrying pain signals and firing electrical pulses of up to 10 volts that block the undesirable signals from reaching the brain.

The tiny implant is placed next to the spine and emits electronic pulses to block pain signals reaching the brainThe tiny implant is placed next to the spine and emits electronic pulses to block pain signals reaching the brain

The Implantable Neuro Sensing and Stimulation or INS2, was developed between 2008 and 2010 by National ICT Australia (NICTA) in Sydney. It will undergo human trials from the start of next year.

Existing pain-relief implants are the size of a matchbox. Researchers said their miniature version would be far more effective and reliable because it can be implanted much closer to the spine.

The tiny new implant consists of two smart chips built into a device that is sewn into a  material container with integrated electronic wires.

The device is implanted on the target nerve such as the spinal cord and is operated by an internal computer processor run by a battery the size of a SIM card. The device can be recharged wirelessly so there is no need for any external wires.

The INS2 can be ‘fine-tuned’ to manage different levels of pain.

Scientists at NICTA said the device may have numerous applications apart from treating chronic back pain and could be used to block pain caused by nerve damage and migraines. It also has the potential to help control epileptic seizures and the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease.

The company is funded by the federal government of Australia. New South Wales minister Eric Roozendaal said the device ‘has the potential to deliver a revolution in the management of chronic pain.’

NICTA is planning to form a new company in Sydney, Saluda Medical, to commercialize the implant.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1339106/Smart-chip-implant-combat-chronic-pain-blocking-spine-signals.html#ixzz2CfvbawH5
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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