NCOR: The lowdown. What is it? Who is it? What happens at their meetings?

OK it’s a long one, so you  might want to grab a coffee before you sit down to read it. For the information of the uninitiated, everyone I know pronounces NCOR like N-Core, making it sound like a rap star, or a sciencey-term for a nuclear reactor or particle.   I just entered NCOR as a…

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What I’ve learnt blogging

  People read what you write Prone to crumbling under pressure, and reduced to stammering out nervous gibberish when put on the spot, I am used to not being listened to, or at least not taken very seriously.  However in the privacy of my own home, with only the hum of the fridge freezer and…

IJOM March 2016 – the digested read

This edtion of IJOM includes a letter to the editor which looks like yet more debate about indirect/cranial/gentle interactive techniques, a couple of studies involving Prader-Willi syndrome  and quite a bit about touch, patient experience and the complexity of osteopathy and clinical practice. There’s plenty to get our teeth into, plus the promise of learning…

New NICE Guidelines – what’s in the draft?

The last NICE guidelines, which were indeed quite nice to osteopaths (along with acupuncturists and chiropractors), came into action around 2009/10. Now we have a draft of the revised guidelines, which should be published in September 2016.   They are only guidelines, and doctors and therapists are not bound to abide by them.  However they do…