Knee pain and or PatellaFemoral Pain is a very common disabling pain.  Helen recently attended the excellent course on Weekend Warriors for  runners held in Brighton.  One of the lecture mornings was given by Claire Robertson whose special interest and research is PatellaFemoral Pain which can causes severe pain across the front of your knee causing pain walking up and down stairs or sitting for long times.   It is a big subject and there are all kinds of knee operations some are useful which may or may not help the patellafemoral pain   Either way if one has had knee surgery or one is trying conservative treatment it is important to keep up to date with current research in to this severe condition






Helen is attending Claire`s course with the wonderful Physiotherapists at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Saturday 3rd November as she has seen so many severe cases of PatellaFemoral Pain from different causes such as trauma, running or working out in the gym  what many people do not realise is the wrong exercises done in the gym aggravate this highly painful condition such as deep squats, rotational twists which allow the patella or need To take the soft tissues as it sits in the trochlear  of the knee


Here is a link to Claire Robertson`s website on patellaFemoral Pain for further interest


The focus shockwave therapy or the radial shockwave therapy can reduce the spasm and pain in the quadriceps and around the knee.  However this is just the start of the recovery process one then has to provide a decent rehabilitation programme and recovery and this is why it’s important to keep up-to-date with all the current courses on knee pain

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