Evidence Based Physical Therapy Conference 2016 -feedback and reflection

Originally posted on Simple Physiotherapy:
As most of us do after attending CPD events, we reflect on how we may change our practise or something entirely new that we may incorporate. I thought I would put my reflections on here for myself to revisit and for anyone that is interested in what some of the…

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General Osteopathic Council Meeting July 2016

First things first.  It had been a lively time in politics since the previous meeting, and I approached Tower Bridge Road prepared for anything.  But despite the toppling of leaders, the discombobulation of the political landscape, the intrigue, the treachery, the kitten heels, the venomous, hilarious twitterfest, the sheer unstoppable,  unadulterated drama on the news…

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…

Leadership in the new era of osteopathy

Last year a friend told me his employer was paying for him to go on a leadership course run by American Express.  At least three thoughts entered my head in quick succession: Why? Do you want to get involved in politics? I guess it’s the kind of corporate junket where you go for a day…

GOsC Meeting May 5th 2016

I somehow deleted my photo of Osteopathy House, so here is the Tower of London instead, which is not far down the road. A Brand New Council This was the first meeting of the new, more streamlined Council.  A few faces were missing, and a few were new.  I had been looking forward to showing…

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…