Can we agree on a definition of manipulation?
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by osteofm
1M ago
The precise definition of the word “manipulation” to indicate a certain technique has always been quite problematic for manual therapists, and a recent paper attempts to pin it down to something neater which can be universally used and understood. here is the link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36918833/ What do we mean by manipulation? When I was at osteopathy college ..read more
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Chris Whitty – what has he got to say about Long Covid?
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by osteofm
1M ago
Chris Whitty gave a talk in the Autumn of 2023 in which he touched on Long Covid. Hear what he has to say ..read more
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What’s Wrong with Osteopathy?
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by osteofm
2M ago
This blog post delves into the challenges faced by osteopathy according to the perspectives of Thomson and Macmillan. It highlights issues such as a weak theoretical basis, reliance on manual therapy, practitioner-centredness, and implausible mechanisms. The authors urge for critical self-reflection and embracing concepts from outside osteopathy to ensure the profession's development and legitimacy ..read more
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Will robots feel pain? Le Pub Scientifique in London
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by osteofm
11M ago
If you fancy a trip to the big smoke, and a bit of lively intellectual stimulation, all tax-deductible and CPD-claimable, you could do worse than look out for one of the events run by Le Pub Scientifique.  (Tim and Stephanie Beams of NOI group fame are behind it). I went to one of their 2-hour ..read more
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A philosophical conundrum at the heart of the cranial debate: as explained by Professor Stephen Tyreman
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by osteofm
11M ago
A reminder of the great mind and gentle humanity of Stephen Tyreman.  I was honoured to be sent this to publish on the blog, and hope that through writings such as this, he can continue to enlighten and inform us.  He wrote it in response to a piece by Monica Noy on “cognitive dissonance”.   ..read more
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More Evidence that Osteopaths Are Getting into Research: SCCO Conference – day 2
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by osteofm
11M ago
Well, as the Halloween box goes back up into the loft, and I wonder if it’s too early to start buying mince pies, those long hot midsummer days are receding far into the distance, so just to take you back there, here is my report from Day 2 at the Sutherland Cranial Conference in Reading ..read more
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Surviving Complaints: a heated debate
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by osteofm
11M ago
Please forgive this rather rambling and long-winded blog, but my seemingly fathomless, paranoia-led interest in complaints means I could read and write thousands and thousands of words on the subject.  This is why I was delighted to be invited to the recent APM live broadcast on Surviving the Complaints Process, with their largest ever panel ..read more
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Can You Feel What I Feel? – a Guest Post by Maria Larrain
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by osteofm
11M ago
To get everyone kickstarted back in to the new academic year, here is a really interesting research piece from one of UCO’s bright sparks, Maria Larrain, who previously guested on osteofm with her essay about placebo.  She looks at the experience of touch in an osteopathic treatment, and the concordance between patient and practitioner. Note:  Research ..read more
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It’s Day One at the Sutherland Cranial Conference
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by osteofm
11M ago
and on the hottest weekend of the year, delegates arrive for a weekend of Enquiry, Research and Evidence in the air-conditioned splendour of Wokefield Park, Reading Some years ago I attended the Hidden Treasures Conference held by the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy – a conference promising to showcase the state of play of research ..read more
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A Concordance of Osteopaths: or, how I learnt to stop complaining and love the iO
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by osteofm
11M ago
I was taken aback a while ago when Tim Walker, chief exec of GOsC, – (I’m still not sure if “GOsC” needs the definite article, but I have finally learnt to pronounce it Jee-Osk, rather than Jee – Oh – See or Josk), talked of his bemusement at osteopaths chuckling over our affectionately held collective ..read more
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