How to be an evidence-based cranial osteopath

The enigmatic case of cranial osteopathy: Evidence versus clinical practice Pages 1-4 IJOM September 2016 Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Francesco Cerritelli Well, and doesn’t this sound intriguing?  It’s the opening piece in the most recent IJOM and seems to have been prompted by the big French physiotherapists’ study of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF).  The authors…

Why isn’t there more evidence for osteopathy? Latest thoughts following on from my chat with Simon Singh

Edited and updated June 2016. This has been one of the most popular blogs on osteofm.com.  The most significant change is to the paragraph titled “Osteopathy needs different sort of research to standard scientific research”.  I have altered this in the light of the work being done by CauseHealth. It’s been many months since I…

Calling all osteopaths – Ignore research at your peril

I received in my inbox today a message from the lovely Georgina Leelodharry.  She was reminding members of iO to make no unfounded claims for our treatments.  It appears that the Good Thinking Society is checking up on the accuracy of osteopaths’ claims about treating children.  This is not a bad thing and shouldn’t concern…