The Placebo Response: Time to come out of the shadows

While I have been gaily writing blogs on any passing topic that piques my interest, I am all too well aware that I can only do this because I stand on the shoulders of all those osteopaths (and other manual therapists)  who spend considerable time and intellectual effort doing the sterling groundwork necessary to create…

The Lightning Process – it works!

It’s not often that I have just met one of the key players in a medical media story, but this was the interesting situation I found myself in a couple of weeks ago when the SMILE Trial into the efficacy of a treatment for teenagers with non-severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome hit the news.   Only a couple…

Eyal Lederman, and the “process approach”

Eyal Lederman is a big figure in osteopathy.  And unusually for osteopathy, he is even quite a big figure outside of osteopathy in the wider manual therapy world.  I don’t think he is in any osteopathic camp – classical, cranial, biomechanical – but he has forged his own interesting path.  If anything he fits neatly…

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…