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” is her usual advice.
She told me about one of her friends who on receiving this advice admitted to being nervous at being looked at. “Don’t worry my dear”, she replied. “He examines you as if you were a chair”.