Everyone knows about MRI scans there is now a massive demand for an MRI scan which cannot be meet with the aging population   For this reason one is not longer able to arrange MRI scans of the spine but only of the knee hip and ...


Chronic Pain Management Edinburgh – Neck and Nerve pain down the arm – report 10/11/12

Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ O131 551 1044  £35.00 for one hour – £20.00 for simple follow up conditions  Helen has an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate  June 2012    Severe Neck and ...


Chronic Back Pain Management :- Part 1

Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ O131 551 1044  £35.00 for one hour – £20.00 for simple follow up conditions  Helen has an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate  June 2012. MRI SCANS CAN BE ...


Scoliosis is the sideways curvature of the spine, in which the spinal column can also twist, pulling the ribcage out of position. Although many people have not heard of the condition it is surprisingly common, with three to four children per 1000 needing specialist supervision.

Lower Leg Fracture? Rehabilitation using advanced electrotherapy

My 21 year son recently fractured his right lower leg down in Sheffield playing American Football. We would like to thank the brilliant paramedical team who stretched him off and transported to The Rotherham General Hospital to their A & E Fracture Team. Their senior consultant and his physiotherapists had my son up walking within 7 days. I would like to thank Better Perform as I took with me Cefar Compex Electrotherapy used by Premier League Football and English Rugby and many more . The cefar compex rehab 4 has special programmes to prevent atrophy and wasting of the muscles and programmes to increase the rate of healing and removal of debris, bruising and healing of the bones.

Back Pain and Cefar Compex Rehab 400

I have been working with back pain here in Edinburgh now for over 25 years attending conferences organised by Scottish Osteopathic Society, British Exercise and Sports Medicine, Arsenal Sports and Exercise Conference 2012 and many others. What is brilliant is that research has improved dramatically over the past 10 years because the elite athletics have to get back into their sport with a few weeks or days if possible.

Sprained Ankles or recovery from Fractured Ankles

Chronic sprained ankles are slow to respond and heal because tendons and ligaments are slow to heal. The healing rate of the collagen fibres and attachments can take over two years. You can read up about the rate of tissue healing by Professor Tim Watson.

Painful Thumb? Here's a brilliant new thumb brace

A Painful thumb needs protection as the recovering of damaged soft tissues is slow and later on in lift there may be some normal osteoarthritis so this neat thumb brace protects give protection when you need to use your thumb is heavier movements such as gardening or housework .

Back Pain and Core Stability

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.

Pregnancy – the Aches and Pains

I have found this excellent article on Pregnancy Aches and Pains and have added a few of my own hints and tips gathered from thirty years experience as an osteopath in Edinburgh.