Welcome to Mulberry Osteopaths
Patrick Harding formed Mulberry Osteopaths in 1999. We now have a team of three Osteopaths working at Mulberry House in the West End of Edinburgh.
Osteopathy is a safe and natural therapy that focuses on the framework of the body consisting of the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues or fascia. Osteopaths assess the condition of this musculo-skeletal system looking for areas of imbalance or excessive strain. Any imbalance within the system will determine how well the body functions and will also have an influence on the general health of the whole body.
Osteopaths have become well known for treating back problems because they are so good at it, however, many other conditions can be very successfully treated with osteopathy. The musculo- skeletal system forms the framework that carries the body’s network of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics. It also physically supports the internal organs. The health of the musculo-skeletal system influences the health of the rest of the body.
Osteopathic treatment aimed at improving the mechanics of the body will affect such things as blood and nerve supply as well as activity of the internal organs. It is because of this that osteopathy, as well as treating the more obvious headaches,joint problems, sports injuries and postural strains, can also improve general health.
At Mulberry Osteopaths the emphasis is with ‘hands-on’ treatment which will be backed up with self help approaches such as the prescription of exercises and postural advice. We would hope that by offering you a better understanding of how the body is functioning we may help you to avoid recurring problems.