That live Advertising Standards webinar

Waiting to join the Academy of Physical Medicine’s live webinar on advertising, an age- old childhood question about TVs resurfaced:  I can see the screen – but can it see me? This has total legitimacy in the age of webcams and Smart technology, so I decided to hold off on the nightwear and keep my…

General Osteopathic Council Meeting May 2017

It seems that every meeting these days occurs in the wake of a new political bombshell of some sort, and at the May meeting it was the surprise General Election.  I wonder if this period of history will become known as the “Age of Uncertainty”, or the “Wobbly Years”, or even the “Strange Political Times”. The latest…

Can you cause a stroke by manipulating a neck?

I rarely, rarely manipulate cervical spines. I hardly ever did CT junctions anyway, but that’s mostly because I never really got the hang of them. But necks, I used to love them. By far the easiest manipulation, I used a cradle hold, had really nice, high velocity and low amplitude and could easily produce a…

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? –…