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Magical, Musical Tuning Forks..

August 3, 2011

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Whilst reading through the June/July 2011 edition of the General Osteopathic Council’s journal ‘The Osteopath‘ I came across an advert for a series or courses on These course are being run by UK registered osteopath Geoffrey Montague-Smith.  I couldn’t resist having a closer look at what was behind this ‘healing power of sound‘. First stop was […]

Osteopathy: Making a valid point…

July 31, 2011

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 Based on the information you provided, it appears you have a valid point ! In April this year I commented (Be Careful What You Wish For) on an article called ‘If the CAP fits’ that was published in the British Osteopathy Association Journal .  In this article, osteopathy Mary Monro expressed her the view that a lack […]

CHRE annual report: Regulation meets Quackery.

July 1, 2011

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The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence have recently published their 2010/2011 annual report  http://www.chre.org.uk/media/18/405/ Volume II covers the performance reviews of the 9 healthcare regulators who come under their remit. Volume II can be found here   http://www.chre.org.uk/satellite/402  Or the PDF is here:  http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc1012/hc10/1084/1084_ii.pdf This document contains lots of  detail on issues surrounding health care regulation, many […]

Osteopathy: For Crying Out Loud..

May 17, 2011

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Of all the conditions that Cranial Osteopaths claim to treat, infantile colic  is perhaps one of the most common. We can see just how common by using a very handy Google Custom Search, this tool can be used to search GOsC members websites for specific search phrases, in this case colic: (See Note at bottom […]

Osteopathy: Be careful what you wish for …

April 24, 2011

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Be careful what you wish for ...... That is something that BOA member, Mary Monro should keep in mind when writing articles for Osteopathy Today, the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) journal. The article called ‘If the CAP fits” was published in the April 2011 edition of Osteopathy Today.  It covers the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) […]

Osteopathy: Playing it by Ear..

March 15, 2011

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Playing it by ear certainly seems to be the way some (but by no means all) osteopaths  view the evidence for treating Otitis Media, particularly in the way it is advertised on many websites. The latest edition of  The Osteopath has a couple of very interesting articles. One called Encouraging Advertising Standards (pg 6), gives (yet […]

Osteopathy: Dealing with change …

March 14, 2011

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My last 2 posts on Cranial Osteopathy looked at what (Part 1) cranial osteopathy is, what was being claimed and the available evidence to support those claims. I also looked at (Part 2)  what advertising advice had been provided. This all seemed quite appropriate as the ASA’s remit was about to change and these website […]

Osteopathy:A Question of Evidence (Part 2)

February 3, 2011

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Please see Part 1 of this series to get a view on what Cranial Osteopathy is and the reliability of the available evidence. This post will cover: * How common is Cranial Osteopathy * Advertising advice & guidance! * What answers has the GOsC given? * And finally! How common is Cranial Osteopathy? It is […]

Osteopathy:A Question of Evidence (Part 1)

February 1, 2011

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My past posts on this subject: Cranial Osteopathy: Whilst waiting for the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) to complete and publish the results of their ongoing literature/evidence review into Cranial Osteopathy, it is worth looking at what evidence and information is already out there. I was recently asked (again) in a comment “out of […]

Osteopathy:Campaigning! Get some evidence..

January 25, 2011

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Some months ago I got in contact with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to see if they could provide some evidence to support the wide range of claims relating to Cranial Osteopathy. My earlier blogs on the subject can be found here: Osteopathy: talking a good game Osteopathy: More words Osteopathy: Look out that evidence […]