Edinburgh osteopath Helen How has been sucessfully treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity, Edinburgh) for over twenty five years.

A  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, sports injury, arthritis and repetitive strain injury.

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, Myofascial Unwinding as trained by Professor John Upledger Robert Lever Harold Klug at the European School of Osteopathy .

Hands on principles and techniques start on one`s first day of attending an Osteopathic College and the use of palpation and feeling different tones in the Muscular Skeletal System is only one part of the training to an a fully qualified Osteopath.

Over the years our life styles have become increasing sedentary with the average person sitting 9 hours a day with the increase a variety of health issues including muscular skeletal issues such as tense fibrotic muscles muscle degeneration and so after careful research and training Helen is now uses as combination of Electrotherapy such as RPW Shockwave Therapy  NMES and Ultra Sound.  This is only because our lifestyles have changed so radically from when she was trained at the European School of Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy and Myofascial Unwinding and Release  Trigger Point Therapy are not so effective or long lasting,   For people with lifestyles which by necessity include prolonged sitting Helen has found it necessary to offer if you wish one of the treatments including Electrotherapy  She wishes that it was not necessary and prefers the hands on principles.

Here is some of the training given when she attended the European School of Osteopathy in1982 the curriculum at the School included General Osteopathic Treatment (Littlejohn / Wernham), Specific Adjusting Techniques (Bradbury / Dummer), Soft – Tissue Techniques, Articulatory Techniques, High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques, Functional Techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neuro – Muscular Techniques (Lief), Ventral Techniques, Lymphatic Techniques, Visceral Manipulation (with Chapman’s Reflexes), and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. A few years later Balanced Ligamentous Tension was added on to the ESO armamentarium

Helen has a Certificate in Training in Shockwave Therapy by Cliff Eaton Physiotherapist.  Special Interests include Tendinopathies however she will refer onwards often to London where there are Specialist Physicians or locally accordingly

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Helen How
Registered Osteopath
14 Craighall Gardens
Edinburgh EH6 4RJ

0131 551 1044

email: [email protected]


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