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There are many excellent textbooks on osteopathy. One of my favourites is Cranial Manipulation Theory and Practice (Osseous and Soft Tissue Approaches) by Leon Chaitow, published by Churchhill Livingstone. This is beautifully-illustrated textbook – which comes with an excellent CD – combines traditional osteopath approaches with cranial osteopathy. A good registered osteopath will have trained in traditional osteopathy and may also combine those methods with cranial osteopathic ones.

Here is a sample of Leon Chaitow’s illustrations. As you can see, it is easy to understand. I keep a copy of his book on my desk and many patients are interested in looking at it. Here is a link to Chaitow’s excellent website, his blogs, interviews, books and DVDs.

And finally, here is access to a video clip of Chaitow treating commons trapezius trigger points.

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