“…what harmonic osteopathy does instantly is to reintroduce you to your body, to why it does what it does, and to why it feels the way it does. And all of that without a single pop or crack. Result” Chitra Ramaswamy, The Scotsman Magazine, 30/7/11. for more details please see our Press section.” Chitra Ramaswamy, The Scotsman Magazine, 30/7/11. for more details please see our Press section.
Harmonic Osteopathy is a specialist form of manual therapy for the treatment, management and prevention of muscle and joint pain and stiffness. We are based in the West End of Edinburgh at 18b Charlotte Square. We specialise in the harmonic technique, which uses rhythmic oscillatory movements to ease tension in various areas of the body. This enables us to achieve our objective faster and more effectively and reduces the need for any heavy joint “cracking”. We utilise the neurophysiological benefits of acupuncture to release stubborn areas of muscle tension and to desensitise painful muscles or trigger points.
What do we treat?
Work related pain
We can provide solutions and treatment for work related pain and injury. This can be anything from the static strain of sitting in an office or vehicle all day to the repetitive trauma of production line factories.
Movement related injuries and dysfunctions.
All osteopaths study for four or five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree but with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. Therefore Osteopaths are trained to diagnose your problem and then decide which is the best treatment to help it. By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an osteopath if they are not registered. The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to osteopaths.