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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…
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Microblog this week.. I was delighted to be in the list of Feedspot’s top 35 osteopathy blogs, but my second emotion was surprise, that there even ARE 35 osteopathy blogs.  You can find them here.  So much to read, so little time. As I looked down the list, I found quite a few that I…
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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”.  …
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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.…
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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…
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Osteopathy was sold to me, as a prospective undergraduate, as a holistic form of treatment, and as I was at BCNO, where we also took a diploma in naturopathy, the approach comprised the holy triad of nutrition, biomechanics, and the psyche.  We had inspiring lecturers, who taught us psychosomatics and psychology in dazzling fashion.  Who…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Introduction This is an edited version of one of 3 articles which you can find on Jo’s website.  It was originally published in Sutherland Cranial Magazine.  Jo spoke most inspiringly at last weekend’s Sutherland Cranial College conference, and I hope that more of her recent work is soon to be given a wider audience. This…
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