Research Digest

Center for Osteopathic MEdicine collaboration
  1. Recent media reports have highlighted the risks to patients that may occur when practitioners in the chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professions provide services in an unethical or unsafe manner. Yet research on complaints about chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists is limited. Our aim was to understand differences in the frequency and nature of formal complaints about […]
  2. Urinary incontinence (UI) may be defined as a storage symptom of the lower urinary tract resulting in the involuntary loss of urine. UI is common in women, but many of those affected do not mention symptoms to healthcare providers. The prevalence of the condition makes it likely that a large proportion of women attending for […]
  3. A growing trend in surgical care is the investigation and incorporation of multimodal interventions into standardized programs. Additionally, manual therapies such as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) are being used with patients in surgical care. Yet the scientific dialogue and the use of OMT in surgical care are currently insubstantial. The aim of this study was to […]
  4. The objectives of this study was to examine beliefs about cracking sounds heard during high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust spinal manipulation in individuals with and without personal experience of this technique … ABSTRACT
  5. Congratulations to Gerard Alvarez D.O. – director of NACE SPAIN – who has won the call of C.O.ME. Collaboration for the 2018 Fellowship at ATSU in June. Gerard will spend 2 months working “elbow-to-elbow” with the leading researchers in osteopathy.
  6. The safety and effectiveness of medical procedures and treatments are the concern of all health care professionals, payers, policy makers, and public consumers of these services. Even before the 2001 report from the Institute of Medicine, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) had promoted and […]
  7. The objective of this study was to determine whether the accurate localization of transverse process landmarks influences overall accuracy of asymmetry determination in third-year osteopathic medical students evaluating covered lumbar spine models … ABSTRACT
  8. In 2010, the World Health Organization published benchmarks for training in osteopathy in which osteopathic visceral techniques are included. The purpose of this study was to identify and critically appraise the scientific literature concerning the reliability of diagnosis and the clinical efficacy of techniques used in visceral osteopathy … MORE
  9. Patients with low back pain (LBP) may receive osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to resolve or manage their pain. The indication for OMT for patients with LBP is the presence of somatic dysfunction, diagnosed using palpatory examination. Because palpatory findings commonly have poor interexaminer reliability, the current study used ultrasonography (US) to establish pre-OMT and post-OMT […]
  10. Cervical stiffness is a clinical feature commonly appraised during the functional examination of cervical spine. Measurements of cervical stiffness in axial rotation have not been reported for patients with neck pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate cervical spine stiffness in axial rotation among neck pain patients and asymptomatic subjects, and to analyze […]

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