Andrew Taylor Still - founder of osteopathy

Useful Links, Products and Books

The guy in the picture above is the founder of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still.

GENERAL (a selection of non-osteopathic links which may be of interest)

  • Spine Universe – a general website with some interesting articles
  • Instant Anatomy – a fantastic site for exploring human anatomy in a clear and simple way
  • Stretching – for reviewing and showing all major muscle group stretches
  • Medline Plus – a great site for general medical information
  • Headaches – giving comprehensive information on headaches, authored by a neurologist
  • Risks of Treatment – an excellent site giving practical and easy to understand information on the risks and benefits of medicines
  • Trigger Points – see this excellent introduction on Neil Asher’s site
  • Diabetes.co.uk – a community based site offering a different (I think more up-to-date) take on dietary advice for this condition
  • Gut Health & Pro-biotics – a very good selection of different strains of gut bacteria
  • NestMaven – a useful web portal aimed at advising and helping on all types of sleep and sleep hygiene issues

OSTEOPATHY (important osteopathy specific websites)

  • University Scool of Osteopathy – this school of osteopathy is the largest and oldest in the UK – founded 1917
  • The Institute of Osteopathy – this is the main ‘trade union’ for osteopaths – similar in its way to the British Medical Association
  • General Osteopathic Council – the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is the regulatory body responsible for the osteopathic profession
  • NICE guidelines on Low Back Pain – updated in Oct 2016

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND BOOKS (these are all products that I rate and suggest you consider)

  • Spina-Bac – this back support device (sold by Applied Healthcare Ltd) is perfect for use in the car, or even the office chair
  • Water pillow – this water pillow – sold by Mediflow – is the best solution for those people who are never quite happy with a regular pillow
  • Fantastic book on posture, movement and back pain – this has to be one of the best books I’ve come across on this subject – read it, implement it, and it will make a difference
  • MRI imaging – this facility in Wimpole St, London can provide MR scanning for circa £250.00 (less at weekends) including a radiologist’s report

RECOMMENDED LOCAL PRACTITIONERS