Sports injuries and how they are managed have changed dramatically in the last 5 to 10 years and now with all the many different recreational sports activities including all the gyms and running events it is vital that your healthcare professional spends time and energy keeping up-to-date with the professional research skills and expertise which are now available both on the Internet and by attending conferences held throughout Great Britain and other parts of the world.

It is so important that you make certain that your physiotherapist, osteopath or other allied healthcare professional has an extremely up-to-date continual professional development portfolio.  The changes and the learning that has been researched by the professional sports clubs, racing drivers, rugby and football teams is inspirational.  Helen would like to thank all the providers of all this excellent updates in sports and exercise research which is now available to all of us far modern Internet and IT facilities

Helen was not certain if she would find this new sports injury virtual conference which is organised and provided by the well-known Australian physiotherapist David Pope who has brought together a fantastic resource of webinars here on

Helen is delighted to say that sports injury conference has been an outstanding success and she is proud and delighted that she has been able to access and learn so much from these world-class researchers in rehabilitation and management.

The modules on the sporting neck have proven to be particularly useful as the research shows that 80% of our strength and stability for the support of our heavy head relies on the strength of our neck muscles and not the vertebra and joints.  This fascinating lecture takes us through which sports are particularly vulnerable to neck injury such as from the GForce in formula 1 racing,




Here is an extract from the excellent outstanding lecture on the sporting neck   Kay Robinson provides an insight into the strengthening of the neck muscles required to compete under such long term chronic force exposure such as prolonged head positions.






About Helen


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