Getting old: is it painful?

When I first became an osteopath, I remember lots of people saying “Is it mostly old people you see?”.  Funnily enough, it wasn’t.  I didn’t see that many elderly people, certainly not a disproportionately large number.  (If anything it was disproportionately fewer).  But I know why people said it.  It seems to be a prevalent…

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Things I wish I’d said to Simon Singh

As someone who couldn’t even work Facebook nine months ago, it came as something of a shock to find I was involved in a Twitter spat with Simon Singh, one of osteopathy’s fiercest critics.  What next?  A public fracas with Richard Dawkins?  However several emails and a long phone call later, feathers were unruffled, a…