Posts Tagged: osteopath

Are you taking care of yourself, osteopath?

Standard D11 states that you must ensure that any problems with your own health do not affect your patients.   It is important that you take care of yourself as a practitioner. Working in practice is not easy, there are a lot of pressures – from people and business pressures. You know them for yourself I don’t need to list them.  Here are five ways you can take care of yourself:  1) Have a holiday. When did you last take a holiday? Do you routinely take breaks from clinic? It Continue Reading »

Consent systems and records

Do you have a system for clinical consent? Just as you have a system for taking your case history that enables you to follow a logical pattern, covering all the points you need, I suggest you need a system for clinical consent. The benefits of a system Following a system enables you to make sure that you have covered all the necessary bases. It does not mean that every patient experience is exactly the same. Your consent processes must be individualised to the patient in front of you and their Continue Reading »

The Osteopaths’ role as an Educator

Osteopaths have a wealth of knowledge about health and wellness which can be used to promote the wellness of the general population.  Training has equipped you to be a healthcare practitioner but how well are you to be an educator? How do you educate patients? You educate patients when you: Explain what osteopathy is Explain the benefits and risks of osteopathy Explain the reason for their symptoms Treatment choices Empower them to take an active role in regaining health Your patients will come with a set of beliefs about their Continue Reading »