Down to Your Underwear, Please: (osteopathy dissected) by Amanda King

Down to Your Underwear, Please: (osteopathy dissected)

byAmanda King

Kobo ebook | October 24, 2013

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Down to Your Underwear, Please takes an amusing, but challenging, look at the anomalous world of a practising osteopath.  It is not a text book, but presents as a ‘biography with bite’.  It is an easy read and is intentionally light and humorous throughout, although it does introduce some thought-provoking and, on occasion, contentious material, with the aim of challenging both medical and non-medical readers.  An extensive appendix contains a significant amount of validated research material for those who want to know more.

It records the life and journey of  Amanda King, a registered osteopath based in the West Country.  Beginning in late 2002, the early chapters portray the highs, lows and often downright hilarious events which took place during her five years’ training in North London, through to her qualification and her setting up in practice in Cornwall.  It tells of the many different patients she treats, and the often unlikely ailments that befall them, as well as the odd situations that her life as an osteopath have led to, leaving the reader in no doubt that no two days in this profession are alike.

The book also examines the evidence that exists for some of the more controversial techniques used in osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy such as high velocity thrusting (bone crunching), cranial osteopathy and treatments for asthma patients, some of which have been called into doubt in recent years.  The experiences and the opinions expressed are those of the author, but where evidence exists it is referenced in an extensive appendix, which has been included  in order to keep main text free of technical issues and jargon.

Later chapters cover, pain, placebo, pasties, zoo keepers, (and, yes, underwear), as well as stroppy consultant spinal neurosurgeons.

Title:Down to Your Underwear, Please: (osteopathy dissected)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 24, 2013Publisher:treverbyn booksLanguage:English

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