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What is Kinetic Chain Release ("KCR")?

Kinetic Chain Release is the miracle protocol in healthcare today!  It was founded and developed by Scottish Physiotherapist, Hugh Gilbert. Hugh is a globally recognised leader in the field of physical rehabilitation and has developed this simple but effective system of mobilisations and stretches that brings the body back into balance quickly and easily.  It is a gentle, non-invasive and suitable for all ages.

Who Can Benefit from KCR?

Everyone can benefit from a KCR treatment.  By following the KCR protocol you can bring the body back into balance, alleviating problems such as weak ankles, knee problems, hip and joint pain, pelvic discomforts, back, shoulder and neck pain, TMJ, and headaches. Energy levels will increase dramatically when the body is in balance.

What can I expect during a KCR treatment?

The KCR treatment is performed with the client fully clothed on a treatment table.  Comfortable, loose clothing should be worn to allow for a full range of movement.  ​KCR begins with checking for leg length discrepancy (LLD), we shall then work through a series of mobilisations and stretches to bring the body back to a more balanced state.  KCR treatments are carried out at my home studio in Auchendinny, near Penicuik.

How can LLD affect the body's natural balance?

Despite the fact that LLD can exist without any perceivable pain, over time this imbalance can cause the body to over-compensate and lead to a wide range of common complaints and physical conditions.  KCR is extremely versatile, simple and effective in treating a wide range of disorders.  Some of the conditions helped and often eliminated by KCR are:

  • Chronic Back Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Scoliosis

  • Teeth Clenching/grinding

  • Snoring/Sleep Apnoea

  • Bloating

  • Tennis(golfer’s) Elbow

  • Behavioural Disorders in Children

  • Weak(frequently sprained) Ankles

  • Chronic Knee Problems

  • Breathing difficulty

  • Chronic neck pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Chronic Stress

  • Menstrual Pain

  • Tired Shoulders

  • Recurrent hamstring issues

  • Recurrent groin strain

  • Tight Calves

  • Insomnia

  • Wrist pain and weakness

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)


KCR frequently provides a high degree of relief and even instant resolution, in many cases, from the pain and discomfort from the conditions listed above.

What about Sports Performance?

If you are an athlete, on any level, the balancing effect of KCR on your body will increase and improve you performance.  Athletes from the everyday to the elite use the KCR protocol to significantly enhance performance and maintain their edge.

Can KCR be performed on children?

Absolutely! Performing KCR on children will allow their bodies to develop in a balanced and healthy way.    

What do others have to say about KCR?

For testimonials showing the incredible results achieved with this protocol, click here.

How long does a treatment last and how much does it cost?

A KCR treatments costs £40 and takes approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

Rachel McGain-Harding is a KCR therapist and has undergone KCR training with KCR founder, Hugh Gilbert.  The KCR treatment is an effective and safe protocol of mobilisations and stretches designed to bring the body back into balance.  At no point will any diagnosis be implied or given for any previous or existing medical conditions. 

How do I make an appointment?


You can book an appointment by emailing Rachel at

Treatment times are:

Mondays       - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Tuesdays       - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Wednesdays - 12noon to 4.30pm

Thursdays     - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Fridays           - 11am to 4pm

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