Research Digest

Center for Osteopathic MEdicine collaboration
  1. The Quantum conference 2018 will be running in parallel with the Osteopathic International Alliance and Emirates Osteopathic Conference on 28-30 September in Dubai under the theme: ‘Osteopathy as a mainstream Patient Centred healthcare profession’. Details regarding speakers and programme will be available in January 2018.
  2. There is limited literature that explores the experiences of osteopaths injured while engaging in clinical practice. Evidence from other similar health professions has described the numerous effects of work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WRMI). Work-related musculoskeletal injury refers to trauma to joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons resulting from injury sustained while undertaking work duties. This research aimed […]
  3. Communication between osteopaths and conventional practitioners is an important pillar of efficient interprofessional collaboration. This study aimed to explore empirically when, why, and how osteopaths and physicians involved with pediatric patients communicate in order to identify key challenges and formulate recommendations to improve the communication process … ABSTRACT
  4. This study evaluates the outcome of osteopathic manipulation in the patients with globus pharyngeus. The study comprised of 50 patients with globus pharyngeus. All cases were provided major body diaphragms release namely pelvic diaphragm, abdominal diaphragm, thoracic outlet release, hyoid release, gastroesophageal junction release and sphenoid basilar junction generalized release in some selected cases as per […]
  5. The state of women’s health during pregnancy and in the post-natal period can have profound and long-term effects on their own health and that of their children. Women are increasingly seeking complementary and alternative therapies during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of women who received osteopathic treatment during pregnancy […]
  6. Does feeling back stiffness actually reflect having a stiff back? This research interrogates the long-held question of what informs our subjective experiences of bodily state. We propose a new hypothesis: feelings of back stiffness are a protective perceptual construct, rather than reflecting biomechanical properties of the back … MORE
  7. Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is a compensatory result of cranial and sacral intraosseous dysfunction associated with asymmetric developmental deformation of the occiput, leading to dysfunction of the sphenobasilar synchondrosis. A female infant with progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis diagnosed at age 12 months (46.9° left scoliotic curve) initially received standard orthopedic care, including casting. The patient presented […]
  8. Speed performance during gait initiation is known to be dependent on the capacity of the central nervous system to generate efficient anticipatory postural adjustments (APA). According to the posturo-kinetic capacity (PKC) concept, any factor enhancing postural chain mobility and especially spine mobility, may facilitate the development of APA and thus speed performance. “Spinal Manipulative Therapy […]
  9. Entrapment of the middle cluneal nerve (MCN) under the long posterior sacroiliac ligament (LPSL) is a possible, and underdiagnosed, cause of low-back and/or leg symptoms. To date, detailed anatomical studies of MCN entrapment are few. The purpose of this study was to ascertain, using cadavers, the relationship between the MCN and LPSL and to investigate […]
  10. The substantial functional impairment associated with migraine has both physical and emotional ramifications. Mood disorders are often comorbid in patients with migraine and are known to adversely affect migraine activity. The objectives of this study were to explore the effects of OMT on pain and mood disorders in patients with high-frequency migraine … ABSTRACT

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