Research Digest

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  1. Healthcare providers’ attitudes and beliefs might influence patients’ attitudes and beliefs as well as their management approach. It was hypothesised that osteopaths have a more biopsychosocial mindset towards chronic low back pain (CLBP) because of their holistic reasoning. The primary aim of the study was to assess the beliefs of osteopaths registered in Spain about […]
  2. The present randomised placebo controlled trial explored the extent to which osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) affects brain activity, particularly the insula, during both an “interoceptive awareness” and “exteroceptive awareness” task in a sample of 32 right-handed adults with chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) randomly assigned to either the OMT or sham group. Patients received 4 […]
  3. Life satisfaction is a component of the subjective well-being construct. Research consistently suggests that life satisfaction is associated with enhanced social benefits and improved health outcomes. However, its relationship to musculoskeletal health outcomes is underexplored. This study evaluates the life satisfaction of a patient population presenting with musculoskeletal complaints, and the relationship of life satisfaction […]
  4. Shoulder complaints are common in the general population. Typically, the diagnosis of a specific pathology is lacking. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment in patients suffering from shoulder pain … ABSTRACT
  5. Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is recognized as an adjunctive medical approach for the treatment of pediatric patients, but few studies have detailed the pediatric conditions that prompt the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or the types and frequency of OMT used. The objective of this study was to present descriptive data of pediatric patients receiving […]
  6. Breathing retraining and manual therapy (MT), delivered independently or together, influence autonomic activity, and improve symptoms in patients with chronic conditions. This study evaluated the effects of breathing retraining and osteopathic MT on cardiac autonomic measures and breathing symptoms during spontaneous breathing in healthy active adults … ABSTRACT
  7. The safety of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in children is controversial. We were mandated by the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia to review the evidence on this issue. We conducted a rapid review of the safety of SMT in children (< 10 years). We aimed to: 1) describe adverse events; 2) report the incidence of adverse events; […]
  8. A duty of candour is a duty to tell the truth. Yet, there is no legal duty of candour for Australian osteopaths. However, osteopaths worldwide have a vested interest in meeting patient’s needs, identifying risks and improving clinical outcomes. The objective of this paper is to enhance osteopath’s legal literary concerning ethical decision-making in clinical practice […]
  9. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common determinants of knee pain. The causes of PFPS are multifactorial, and most treatment approaches are conservative. There are many kinds of therapy for this syndrome, which are based on building strength, flexibility, proprioception, and endurance. Training is functional and progression is gradual. Our hypothesis is […]
  10. Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is recognized as an adjunctive medical approach for the treatment of pediatric patients, but few studies have detailed the pediatric conditions that prompt the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or the types and frequency of OMT used. The objective of this study was to present descriptive data of pediatric patients receiving […]

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