theosteopath magazine Aug/Sept 2015: the quick read for time-poor osteopaths

Well the first disconcerting thing to note about this edition of the osteopath is that the cover photo looks a bit like Edzard Ernst, who I recently heard talk at Eastbourne “Sceptics in the Pub.”   But I think this is simply meant to be a generic patient looking expectantly at their osteopath, as theosteopath follows…

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theosteopath June/July2015, digested for you

Too busy to read through the whole magazine looking for the juicy bits?  Not me.  Nothing speeds up a train journey like the latest edition of GOsC’s official organ.  You might not have the same luxury of a free hour to peruse the classifieds and read lengthy articles about ASA compliance before you pull into…

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…

What does Google tell us about osteopaths?

Search engines have an autocomplete function.  I decided to type some incomplete phrases into Google and Yahoo to see what they might reveal about the general public’s views of osteopathy.  Somewhat demoralized, I made myself feel better by doing the same with chiropractors, physiotherapists and doctors.   I came up with the following snapshot: issues of…