Do we really need the GOsC?

OK.  Now I’ve got your attention, I can confess.  This is not going to be an entertaining post-Handoll diatribe against the GOsC, but my slightly nerdy effort to alert to you to the fact that the GOsC’s days could be numbered, and you, yes you!, can help decide the future of how we are regulated.…

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…

LCOM: a place where doctors go to become osteopaths.

There’s a charming building in the heart of that quietly fashionable part of London called Marylebone, where you can find medical doctors training to become osteopaths. The college is called the London College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is run by the Osteopathic Trusts, which was founded by American osteopaths in 1931 to train doctors in…

That live Advertising Standards webinar

Waiting to join the Academy of Physical Medicine’s live webinar on advertising, an age- old childhood question about TVs resurfaced:  I can see the screen – but can it see me? This has total legitimacy in the age of webcams and Smart technology, so I decided to hold off on the nightwear and keep my…

General Osteopathic Council Meeting May 2017

It seems that every meeting these days occurs in the wake of a new political bombshell of some sort, and at the May meeting it was the surprise General Election.  I wonder if this period of history will become known as the “Age of Uncertainty”, or the “Wobbly Years”, or even the “Strange Political Times”. The latest…

Can you cause a stroke by manipulating a neck?

I rarely, rarely manipulate cervical spines. I hardly ever did CT junctions anyway, but that’s mostly because I never really got the hang of them. But necks, I used to love them. By far the easiest manipulation, I used a cradle hold, had really nice, high velocity and low amplitude and could easily produce a…