Will robots feel pain? Le Pub Scientifique in London

If you fancy a trip to the big smoke, and a bit of lively intellectual stimulation, all tax-deductible and CPD-claimable, you could do worse than look out for one of the events run by Le Pub Scientifique.  (Tim and Stephanie Beams of NOI group fame are behind it). I went to one of their 2-hour…

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There are … how many osteopathy blogs?

Microblog this week.. I was delighted to be in the list of Feedspot’s top 35 osteopathy blogs, but my second emotion was surprise, that there even ARE 35 osteopathy blogs.  You can find them here.  So much to read, so little time. As I looked down the list, I found quite a few that I…

Surviving Complaints: a heated debate

Please forgive this rather rambling and long-winded blog, but my seemingly fathomless, paranoia-led interest in complaints means I could read and write thousands and thousands of words on the subject.  This is why I was delighted to be invited to the recent APM live broadcast on Surviving the Complaints Process, with their largest ever panel…

Can You Feel What I Feel? – a Guest Post by Maria Larrain

To get everyone kickstarted back in to the new academic year, here is a really interesting research piece from one of UCO’s bright sparks, Maria Larrain, who previously guested on osteofm with her essay about placebo.  She looks at the experience of touch in an osteopathic treatment, and the concordance between patient and practitioner. Note:  Research…

Guest Essay by Jo Wildy: The UK Osteopathic Profession -an argument for greater inclusion of “Osteopathy in the Cranial Field”

Introduction This is an edited version of one of 3 articles which you can find on Jo’s website.  It was originally published in Sutherland Cranial Magazine.  Jo spoke most inspiringly at last weekend’s Sutherland Cranial College conference, and I hope that more of her recent work is soon to be given a wider audience. This…