“…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 osteopathy, acupuncture, massage and exercise clinic 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. For more information click on acupuncture explained. For more information on Osteopathy see: Osteopathy Explained. For more information on our unique style of exercise therapy click FIXT
What do we treat?
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. 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
RELAX, RELEARN and REBALANCE.
So don’t despair, there is help available, which is neither expensive nor time consuming.
All osteopaths study for four or five years for an undergraduate degree, which is similar to a medical degree but with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. This means that they 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.