Things that make me tense (osteopathically speaking)

Not knowing a condition that a patient mentions – Talking to doctors – Friends doing massage courses and me suspecting they might give better treatments than me  – Meeting craniosacral therapists – Bumping into ex–patients and their Mums at toddler group, especially ones that never came back – Being asked how does this work? –…

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 “osteopathy” the right name for our profession?

Not so long ago I was very grateful to receive a communication from an osteopath about my oft-repeated interpretation of the word “osteopathy”.  I have always taken it to  mean, in an etymological sense, “diseases of the bones”.  I was relating the “path” bit to “pathology”, without having looked deeper at its meaning.  This astute…

The new CPD scheme is gathering steam

Like the changing of the seasons, or the birth of a new baby, we have no control over the timetable of the new CPD scheme.  It’s coming, whether you like it or not.  But it probably won’t be entirely, inescapably, in place until about Autumn 2018.  Eager to be ahead of the curve, I signed…