Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has been treating patients at the How Clinic Edinburgh for 35 years

 Helen How has been treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic in Trinity, Edinburgh for over thirty years and with shockwaves for seven years 

Welcome to the Helen How

Edinburgh osteopath Helen How has been successfully treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic in Trinity, Edinburgh for over thirty five  years. As part of her continuing interest in ways of boosting the tissue repairing mechanics  for the last sesven years Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy and Electromagetic Therapy in addition to Traditional Osteopathy.  As part of the existing patient-centred rehabilitation and exercise programs,  Helen also uses a digital video system called PHYSITRACT and/or Whats  App.  This enables the How Clinic to provide customised exercise programs, videos and information to patients where necessary. It is important to understand there are two types of shockwaves and more common Radial shockwave which is an accoustic sound waves and the True Shockwave Focused Shockwaves  Here is the 2021 video for you to watch 

A Registered Osteopath, Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment. Helen visited Storz Medical AG Switzerland in June 2018 and November 2019 How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, sports injury, arthritis and repetitive strain injury. Helen, like all Osteopaths works and learns with fellow physiotherapists as rehabilitation is an essential part of Musculo-Skeletal Osteopathy.

For those interested in the Focused Shockwaves, Radial Shockwaves and Magnetolith It is important to understand that these different energy waves boosts the cells and so in order for you to get the full effective benefit of Focus or Radial shockwaves you need to make sure your advanced clinical has been on many different CPD courses on Rehabilitation such as here by PhysioTutors and Beony Mathews 

Combination of Osteopathy,Rehabilitation  shockwaves Focus or Radial  (Part of Regenerative Medicine )

Osteopathic treatment combination with rehabiliation and exercises this combination rehabilitation approach is now comes under the modern medical term part Regenerative Medicince   Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage may be used to treat your condition.

The How Osteopathic Clinic in Edinburgh is one of the grewing numbers osteopathic clinics in Scotland to use Shockwave Therapy, and Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT) a gentle and effective adjunct to quality rehabilitation and hands on osteopathy.  Rehabilitation is a slow progressive and can take from 4 months to a year or two to be fully realised according to the natural biological processes of cellular tissue repair and the effect of the ageing process on cell repair speed. The Clinical applications of using Focus, Radial, and EMTT combined with exercises, stretches and yoga comes under the new emerging part of Regenerative Medical Therapy.  The shockwaves and EMTT can be used to boost the cells healing repair systems by reducing pain and increasing mobility to enable better quality movement, rehabiliation and exercises

During her initial training as an Osteopath at the European School of Osteopathy,  Helen trained in Rehabiliation and Exercises with many different physiotherapists and osteopaths. over the years

 Appointments : Covid 19 Information

The How Clinic Edinburgh is adhering to the government guidelines regarding the risks caused by Coronavirus. We therefore encourage telephone consultations and/or the use of email in the first instance. In addition, the How Clinic uses Physitract, a remote patient engagement technology which enables patients to follow prescribed, measured, rehabilitation and exercise programs to aid in their recovery. After your consultation and if required, a bespoke treatment and rehabiliation plan will be prescribed via Physitract remote patient engagement technology.

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The use of modern osteopathic techniques at the How Clinic enables “hands free” osteopathic consultations which maintain social distance guidelines. Treatment may include Vibrotherapy, Shockwave Therapy and Magnetolith EMTT and these treatments are an additional treatment fee.


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Personal and Consulting Room hygiene is also maintained by thorough hand-washing, use of tissues and adherence to the current General Osteopathic Council and goverment guidelines regarding personal safety.  All rooms and equipement are thoroughly steam cleaned after each appointment.