Andrew Taylor Still - founder of osteopathy

Useful Links, Products and Books

Above is the founder of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, and you can read about him in this very good biography by John Lewis.

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
  • – 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
  • Vitamin D – Home Test Kits provided by a proper NHS lab. Affordable, and a quick way to check you or your loved one’s levels without a visit to the GP

OSTEOPATHY (important osteopathy specific websites)

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

  • RockBack – if you check out my blog article on sitting, you can see that when I updated it a few months ago I was not aware that there was a chair that allowed you to sit either passively or actively. Well, the British made RockBack will let you do this. A patient of mine got one and tipped me off about it. I now use one. Highly recommended.
  • Hybrid Chairs hybrid chairs.

    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


for Pilates and Pure Stretch – Jacqui Thomason in Windlesham and Sunninghill at Pilates & Me