4 November 2015

I had to smile

A delightful lady now in her eighties has been visiting me for the past fifteen years every month or so for an osteopathic “top up” and she swears it keeps her agile and flexible. She has little sympathy for her friends, often younger, who grumble about their aches and pains. “Go and see an Osteopath” [...]

29 October 2014

Heads I win, tails you lose - NICE Guidelines

That’s how it seems with NICE guidelines. If your hospital appointment or treatment is outside of the recommended waiting time and you dare to complain the official line is “well they are only guidelines”.

On the other hand if you request a procedure or test that is out of the ordinary you are liable [...]

22 October 2014

Christmas came early - Institute of Osteopathy

“This is the Institute of Osteopathy”, said the voice on the phone. Expecting the worst I was instantly cautious.

“Do you remember the survey you filled in a few weeks ago?” Um, yes I vaguely remembered; trying desperately to remember what I had written (and wasn’t it supposed to be anonymous). “Do you remember [...]

4 July 2013

What does an osteopath do

I was squirming a bit during the interview. “What do you do?” Me “I’m an osteopath” “What do you treat?” Me “all sorts of things” “Can you be more specific?”

Then we moved on to easier subjects. Some history and context, and my views on continual training. And then there was a photo of me [...]

28 January 2013

National Awareness Campaigns

It seems to me that every day is a national awareness day for one thing or another. It was only when I discovered this website www.national-awareness-days.com that I realised the scale of the problem. Here is the list for February, and there may be more:

Acupuncture Awareness Week Bramley Apple Week British Yorkshire Pudding Day [...]

23 July 2011

The River - a moral tale - and regulation of osteopaths

A person is walking by a river when he sees someone drowning. He jumps in pulls them to the bank and gives the kiss of life. Then he notices someone else drowning so he jumps back in, rescues them, pulls them to the bank and so on. By now one or two other people [...]

30 January 2010

New Osteopathy Blog

Welcome to my new Osteopathy Blog.

This website is going to be a blog about osteopathy, treatment, trauma and sports injuries, useful products, pain and anything about the body.

Bill

Blog Author

My name is Bill Ferguson and I am an Osteopath and Acupuncturist. I run a private practice in Tenterden, Kent.

Bill Ferguson, Osteopath and Acupuncturist
Bill Ferguson
Osteopathy Clinic
Tel: 01580 762754

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the regulatory body for osteopathy and I have been helping people in pain for over 20 years.

For further information about my osteopathy practice see my website www.billferguson.co.uk where you will find more information about me.