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About Helen How D.O

Edinburgh osteopath Helen How has been sucessfully treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity, Edinburgh) for over 35 years.

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, a member of the Osteopathic Association of Sport and a Member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise, Helen combines her hands-on training as an osteopath with the latest innovations in exercise and rehabilitation.

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Osteopath Helen How & Shockwave Therapy

Helen’s interest in non-traditional forms of osteopathy and rehabilitation therapies, meant that she was one of the first osteopaths in Scotland to offer Shockwave Therapy as an adjunct to her osteopathic treatments.

As an Osteopath Helen studied hands-on skills including Strain and Counterstrain,  Muscle Energy technique, Myofascial and Trigger point release.

An early adopter of Electrotherapy and Vibrotherapy, seven years ago Helen was introduced and trained in the use of Shockwave Therapy and evidence based quality rehabilitation techniques and exercises by the Physiotherapist Cliff Eaton.

As a result of her interest and continued training in Focused Shockwaves and Electromagnetic Therapy, Helen was invited to join a team of specialist Shockwave Tutors who were trained by Storz Medical Expert Tutors in Switzerland. 

Now a member of the Vennhealthcare Shockwaves Educators for the UK  Helen provides a comprehensive educational and treatment program using Shockwaves as part of her osteopathic treatments.  This enables people from all walks of life to benefit from osteopathic and rehabilitation treatments which had hitherto been the preserve of elite sportsmen and sports woman.

The cutting edge technological approach of both Focus and Radial Shockwave treatment, coupled with her gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensures that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic Edinburgh is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, sports injury, arthritis and rheumatism and repetitive strain injury.

An Interview With Osteopath Helen How

Interview With Osteopath Helen How

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Patient Feedback

To read more independent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic please visit our testimonials page

" I visited Helen a week & a half ago in severe pain, with what the GP had told me was sciatica. Within 5 minutes of being examined, Helen diagnosed the problem. The issue was with my hip & glutes & she instantly started me on a session of shock wave therapy. Within a day & a half of the treatment the pain diminished from severe to an intermittent dull ache, I also stopped all the heavy pain relief prescribed by the doctor. I went for a follow-up session today & again had more shock wave therapy, followed by manipulation. When I stood up, for the first time in over a year I was properly aligned. I feel amazing! Shockwave therapy is the future & should be widely available to all. As I said, I can’t believe the turnaround that I have had in such a short space of time, it feels like a miracle has happened. Thank you so much Helen

Angela Chamber, Edinburgh