Taking Osteopathy in Hand
An advert for a local osteopath appeared in my local free paper.
You know what’s coming next…
I’ve just sent the following complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority:
The advert makes claims about the following medical conditions:
Aches and pains
Lower back pain
Sciatica and slipped disc
Frozen shoulder & RSI
Arthritis & joint stiffness
Headaches & migraines
Whiplash & neck pain
I challenge whether:
1. osteopathy treatment is effective for any of these conditions;
2. the ad breaches the Code because it could discourage readers from seeking treatment of serious medical conditions, such as whiplash, by medically qualified practitioners.
It doesn’t need any more than that.
I’ll keep you updated and I’ll be blogging on the General Osteopathic Council‘s Code of Practice sometime soon.
Update: 26 July 2009