The Academy of Physical Medicine – a chat show for physical therapists

I began hearing of the Academy of Physical Medicine from friends about two years ago; I seemed to be the only osteopath who wasn’t on their email list.  I took a quick look at their website but didn’t sign up as I already had plenty of CPD hours.  But when I saw the chance to…

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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…

Before you touch your patients, have a good look at their skin

A CPD Gateway Talk by Mr Manu Mehra. manu.mehra@nhs.net We spend a lot of time touching people’s skin.  But we’re mostly concerned with what’s going on underneath it.    As osteopaths it is not explicitly our responsibility to be checking for cancer or diagnosing fungal infections, but people have all sorts of lumps and bumps and…