Unattended appointments
Unattended appointments
The Mrs has been having back problems since we got to the UK. In the US she’d make a couple of trips to the chiropractor and this would be fixed. In the UK, there are no chiropractors. The are osteopaths, which are like chiropractors, but have a different methodology which uses a slower method of manipulation. They also aren’t like a US D.O. (Doctor of osteopathic medicine), which is equal to an M.D. Osteopaths in the UK have the same kind of position in medicine that chiropractors have in the US.

There are also physiotherapist which do similar things. She went to a Osteopath when we were in Brentwood, but when we came to Edinburgh we ended up at a physiotherapist, which is where I saw this sign.

The British say you “attend” an appointment. If you don’t go to your appointment it is “unattended”. They also use attended with events. For instance if you ask how many people should be at a concert, they’ll say it will be “well attended” or “12 attended”.