harmonic osteopathy

specialist treatment for muscle and joint pain

Osteopathy Edinburgh

“…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.

Osteopathy Edinburgh

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?

We have 2 main areas of expertise:

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.

We can provide treatment, management and prevention of movement related injuries and dysfunctions.  These can be anything from struggling in yoga to sports injuries or just to improve your quality of life by making every day tasks as effortless as possible.

 

Ultimately if you have pain or stiffness that is severe enough or long standing enough that you need relief; if the NHS has been ineffective; if you have pain without an obvious cause; if you have a persistent or recurring injury then we can help.  These are the types of problems we like to resolve.  Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong.  If we can find out what is wrong we can resolve the pain.  It is as simple as that. Ultimately our philosophy is designed to help you.

So don’t despair, there is help available, which is neither expensive nor time consuming.

Professionalism

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.