Bite-size IJOM: Words – the most powerful drugs used by mankind

This is a brief summary of a study published in the latest IJOM, on the important and  in-vogue subject of how patients with low back pain interpret what we say, and in turn, how that affects them. ‘Talking a different language’: a qualitative study of chronic low back pain patients’ interpretation of the language used…

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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…

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…