Repetitive strain injury or Upper limb disorders, neck, shoulder, arm and hand seem to be on the increase. Probably this is due to the fact that we are using our shoulders, arms, hands and fingers much more repetitively in our modern lifestyle activity. This is most definitely worth the read as it is well written and easily understood.

Repetitive strain musculature conditions if they are in the high-risk red zone need to be risk assessed and you will need to make some reduction and take more breaks and rest for your muscular skeletal system to recover. One cannot force the healing time of muscles, tendons and ligaments, especially if they have become repetitively damaged over the years. Tissues can only heal given the correct environment, which includes reducing the risk styled activities, and encouraging tissue healing with a combination of multifactorial approaches. Sometimes this will require surgery, such as in the hand or metacarpal tunnel syndrome, the shoulder is at risk, from rolling forward over for long periods of repetitive actions, such as in using the computer, tablet and smart phone.

You need to carefully read the health and safety guidelines to appreciate how important it is to reduce your repetitive strain risks, changing a variety of normal habit patterns is also time-consuming and can take up to a year or two. This is frustratingly slow, so any changes you can make to reduce your repetitive long-term risk in your muscular skeletal system is hugely beneficial for your own personal well-being
















Treatment and Consultation for one hour £45.00  please  remember  includes time to fill in your treatment plan and examination notes as part of our General Osteopathic Code of Practice 

Treatment and Consultation for one hour with shockwave therapy is £50  

It is possible after your first consultation and you have a simple treatment plan to have a 30 minute appointment for £30   this is useful for the long term achilles tendinopathies or plantar fasciitis which seem to take between 4 to 10 sessions    depending on your age and how severe your condition  For Achilles Tendons is it useful if you can arrange to have an diagnostic ultra sound scan via your GP 

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