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Who is the best osteopath in Edinburgh?

By |2019-06-12T05:47:10+00:00February 1st, 2019|Treatments that Work|2 Comments

Who is the best osteopath in Edinburgh?  Having run a back pain and sciatica clinic in Edinburgh for over 25 years, I should be pretty well-qualified to answer this question.  I will avoid the obvious answer, because I have a massive bias 😉  The below are a list of osteopaths that I would be very happy to consult, either because they have a huge amount of experience, or have a specialism.  Of course whether any one of them would be the best one for you and your particular problem is hard to judge.  But you will get a quality experience from someone who has a high level of professionalism.

Best Osteopath – Paul Barratt?

Paul Barratt has been in practice for longer than me, and – like me – has a Master of Science Degree in Pain Management from Edinburgh University.  He knows his stuff.  Is he the best osteopath in Edinburgh?

Best Osteopath – Adam Harker?

Although he’s a good bit younger, Adam Harker has gained considerable experience around the world, and is the guy to take your small child to, as he specialises in babies, children and pregnant women.  Is he the one?

Best Osteopath – Patrick Harding?

Patrick Harding is of a similar vintage to me, with lots of experience, a gentle but reassuring manner, and good hands.  Is he the best osteopath in Edinburgh?

Best Osteopath – Phil Mack?

Phil Mack is definitely not the best osteopath in Edinburgh, because he’s a physiotherapist, and not an osteopath.  But he’s a very good one.  He’s the guy I send most of my knee patients to. I’m sure he’s good at other body-parts too, but I know he’s particularly good at knees!

Search for an Osteopath in Edinburgh

If you’d like a complete list of osteopaths in Edinburgh, the General Osteopathic Council, provides one here.

I’d love to earn the label best osteopath in Edinburgh myself, but – as commented at the top of the article – I have to exclude myself as I am on the judging panel!! 😉  The other Edinburgh osteopaths would lynch me!

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.


  1. Patrick Harding February 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Praise indeed Gavin. Thanks for the mention. Bottom line is that patients decide who their best osteopath (or physio or chiropractor) is. If you’re happy with your therapist and it works for you then that’s great whoever it is you are consulting. I would like to add however that to get the best out of your osteopath you have to put in a fair bit of work yourself in terms of following the advice given, doing the exercises and generally becoming more aware of what may have caused the problem in the first place.

    • Gavin Routledge February 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      You are very welcome Patrick, and much deserve the mention. 😉

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