Exercises for a healthy spine by the BOA

Happy to see that the BOA have some videos published that will enable me to give the link to patients for them to practice the prescribed exercises in clinic.

Lumbar Curls (BOA)

Lumbar Curls (BOA)


Standard neurological classification of spinal cord injury – ASIA

I have learnt several routines to assess the myotomes and dermatomes of the limbs in order to perform a neurological examination. Although the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) had been given to me during my studies I haven’t really seen it used in a clinical setting. The routine by the ASIA simplifies and reduces the time needed to evaluate a patient’s neuromotor status. In particular the part that has been most helpful for me is the myotomes.

The ASIA suggests that the key muscles that have to be tested are:  Read more…

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

Tai Chi lessons will start on Monday 14 January

Hello everyone and happy new year 2013. The tai chi lessons taking place in the Maidstone Community Support Center will start on Monday 14 January 2013. The lessons will take place weekly as usual from 18.30 to 19.30

Tai Chi Christmas break

I will be taking a break for the tai chi lessons from the 21st of December until the 7th of January. I will confirm in my calendar when the first lesson in 2013 will be. Ideally I would like to start on Monday 7th January but it may be on the 14th of January.

I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Conferences on woman’s health by Renzo Molinari

Renzo Molinari

Renzo Molinari will be giving conferences from January to May 2013 at the Imperial College in London (South Kensington campus). In these conferences, Molinari will be talking about women’s health; covering the topics of pregnancy, and birth, pelvic pain, post partum, stress incontinence, foetal dysfunctions, obstetric dysfunctions, and pelvic congestion.

The sessions are available for registered osteopaths and final years students. The sessions cost £25 per conference and are represent 2 CPD hours. When booking 3 conferences the cost is £60. He is also offering a student discount price of £10 for 1 conference and £24 for 3 conferences. For information and bookings: Molinari Institute of Health.

Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person

Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person #TED :