Is “osteopathy” the right name for our profession?

Not so long ago I was very grateful to receive a communication from an osteopath about my oft-repeated interpretation of the word “osteopathy”.  I have always taken it to  mean, in an etymological sense, “diseases of the bones”.  I was relating the “path” bit to “pathology”, without having looked deeper at its meaning.  This astute…

The Person-Centred Care of Medically Unexplained Symptoms – a revolution is afoot

A one day symposium, at St George’s, University of London, 28 September 2016.  A collaboration between the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, and the CauseHealth Project. OK.  Take a deep breath.  I just did.  Because on opening my notebook to begin trying to make sense of this amazing one-day Symposium in London, I have…

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…