Before you touch your patients, have a good look at their skin

A CPD Gateway Talk by Mr Manu Mehra. manu.mehra@nhs.net We spend a lot of time touching people’s skin.  But we’re mostly concerned with what’s going on underneath it.    As osteopaths it is not explicitly our responsibility to be checking for cancer or diagnosing fungal infections, but people have all sorts of lumps and bumps and…

What not to say to skeptics

I am highly intellectually attracted to skeptics and their writing. Their books are intelligent and entertaining, and they write about subject matters which I find fascinating.  If I drew a Venn diagram with skeptics on the one side and alternative therapists on the other, I would be in that segment in the middle.  I used…

Is pain science bad for business?

I was recently alerted to a very interesting article, written by a Swedish naprapath called Tim Husted- (no I’d never heard of naprapathy either, but it sounds a bit like what we do) – whose list and bank balance shrank following his conversion to the biopsychosocial model.  It is called When your therapeutic ideology becomes a…