Research Digest

Center for Osteopathic MEdicine collaboration
  1. Clinical running analysis is commonly employed in the screening of running related injuries. Currently, there remains little research exploring the use of clinical running analysis within the osteopathic profession. Hence, the aim of this pilot study is to investigate the inter-rater reliability of sagittal plane visual gait observation amongst osteopathic practitioners … ABSTRACT
  2. Cancer rehabilitation involves addressing the impact of cancer and its treatments upon the function of an individual. The goal of this paper is to determine how osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) can be utilized in treating common conditions seen in cancer rehabilitation, such as post-mastectomy pain syndrome and radiation fibrosis, to improve pain and function … […]
  3. Although low back pain is a common medical condition that often progresses to become a chronic problem, little is known about the likelihood of recovery from chronic low back pain (CLBP). This study aimed to measure the risk of recovery from CLBP based on low back pain intensity and back-related functioning measures reported by participants within […]
  4. Since the previous survey of the osteopathic profession in Austria was almost a decade ago, an update was necessary. The Osteopathic Practitioners Estimates and RAtes (OPERA) project was developed as a Europe-based survey, whereby an updated profile of the profession not only provides new data for Austria, but also allows for a clear comparison with […]
  5. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in surgical patients aims at reducing postoperative pain and enhancing recovery. The effects of OMT have not been extensively studied in cardiac surgery patients, mostly owing to the fact that a limited number of osteopathic physicians are trained in thoracic surgery … ABSTRACT
  6. Recurring headache disorders are prevalent conditions that have a substantial impact on both individuals’ daily lives and national health systems. Despite being a treatable condition, they remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Currently, there is little qualitative research that has explored practitioner experiences of diagnosing and managing these disorders. The aim of this study is to provide […]
  7. Concussion is an acute, transient disruption in brain function due to head injury. Previous studies suggest osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) improved recovery from concussion. The hypothesis was that new-onset impairments (NOI) of neurological functions identified by Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) will improve more so after OMM than after concussion-education … MORE
  8. Although low back pain is a common medical condition that often progresses to become a chronic problem, little is known about the likelihood of recovery from chronic low back pain (CLBP). This study aimed to measure the risk of recovery from CLBP based on low back pain intensity and back-related functioning measures reported by participants […]
  9. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of visceral osteopathy in improving pain intensity, disability and physical function in patients with low-back pain (LBP) … ABSTRACT
  10. Abstract: Background: This study gives an update on the characteristics of Belgian osteopaths five years after the Benelux Osteosurvey. Additional new data were collected on their professional identity and views on the profession. Methods: All Belgian osteopaths who could be contacted (n = 1473) were invited to complete a voluntary, online-based, closed-ended survey distributed between […]