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5 Oct Diane Leopard

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a reminder of how important it is to regularly check for any changes that could be cancer.

Find out more about Breast Cancer Awareness month and how to spot the signs of breast cancer

Look out for an article on breast cancer awareness in the Autumn issue of International Therapist (available from Thursday 18 October).

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Julie McCullough

As a scientist, Dr Julie McCullough is committed to researching the benefits of complementary therapies and adding to the growing evidence base.

In International Therapist 124, Dr McCullough says, ‘As a scientist, I felt compelled to find information on how and why complementary therapies were helpful and effective for so many people.’

As part of her PhD, Dr McCullough joined an established research team investigating the impact of antenatal reflexology on women experiencing stress caused by pregnancy-related low back and/or pelvic girdle pain. The findings of The CAM in Pregnancy Trial were very positive, which Dr McCullough will discuss with us at the 2018 FHT Conference.

Read Dr McCullough’s article on her reflexology research.

About the FHT Conference

The conference will take place on Thursday 29 November at The King’s Fund in the heart of London’s West End and feature a host of talks presented by leading experts in research, education and integrated healthcare. Read more

Book your tickets here or call 023 8062 4350

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Dr Michael Dixon

Influential GP, Dr Michael Dixon, believes complementary therapy will play a greater role in healthcare in years to come.

Dr Dixon says, ‘In the future, as we start to expand our view of what local health involves and who needs to be included in that, I think complementary medicine will become a major influence – not only in terms of individual treatment, but also in terms of improving local health within our communities’.

We look forward to hearing more from Dr Dixon at the 2018 FHT Conference. In his talk, he will  provide an overview of the current health and social care landscape, and discuss the different challenges and opportunities this presents for the successful integration of complementary therapies into mainstream care.

About the FHT Conference

The conference will take place on Thursday 29 November at The King’s Fund in the heart of London’s West End and feature a host of talks presented by leading experts in research, education and integrated healthcare. Read more

Book your tickets here or call 023 8062 4350

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Sarah and Lance2

Education, education, education: FHT members, Lance Doggart and Sarah Catlow highlight how sports therapists can teach runners the tools to aid their injury recovery and reduce the future injury risk:

‘Educating runners in their approach to training, footwear selection, muscle strengthening and flexibility can aid in the prevention process, return the runner to full fitness quickly, as we as reduce future injury risk.’