The new CPD scheme – a few myths busted

It’s still a while till the CPD scheme officially begins, (September 2018 I believe), and so still plenty of time to get to grips with it, but there are a few misconceptions floating around, that would be better nipped in the bud. So here goes, a little more clarity…. You CAN do your peer review…

Things that make me tense (osteopathically speaking)

Not knowing a condition that a patient mentions – Talking to doctors – Friends doing massage courses and me suspecting they might give better treatments than me  – Meeting craniosacral therapists – Bumping into ex–patients and their Mums at toddler group, especially ones that never came back – Being asked how does this work? –…

Eyal Lederman, and the “process approach”

Eyal Lederman is a big figure in osteopathy.  And unusually for osteopathy, he is even quite a big figure outside of osteopathy in the wider manual therapy world.  I don’t think he is in any osteopathic camp – classical, cranial, biomechanical – but he has forged his own interesting path.  If anything he fits neatly…

Is “osteopathy” the right name for our profession?

Not so long ago I was very grateful to receive a communication from an osteopath about my oft-repeated interpretation of the word “osteopathy”.  I have always taken it to  mean, in an etymological sense, “diseases of the bones”.  I was relating the “path” bit to “pathology”, without having looked deeper at its meaning.  This astute…