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Life satisfaction and musculoskeletal complaints in a population seeking osteopathy care: consecutive sample of 611 patients

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 […]


Characteristics and Treatment of Pediatric Patients in an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic

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 […]


The Effect of Osteopathic Manual Therapy with Breathing Retraining on CardiacAutonomic Measures and Breathing Symptoms Scores: A Randomised Wait-List Controlled Trial.

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


A duty of candour: Implications for Australian osteopaths

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 […]


Characteristics and Treatment of Pediatric Patients in an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic

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 […]


Isometric osteopathic manipulation influences on cervical ranges of motion and correlation with osteopathic palpatory diagnosis: A randomized trial

Isometric manipulation is a current practice in osteopathy and treatment benefits have been reported in the literature. Such benefits could be assessed using experimental non-invasive cervical mobility measurements. The main objective was to quantitatively measure the effects of isometric manipulation on principal and compensatory cervical motions … MORE


Osteopathic Medical Care With and Without Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pain Registry–Based Study

The OSTEOPATHIC Trial demonstrated substantial improvement in pain intensity, decreased need for rescue medication for pain, and greater likelihood of recovery in patients with chronic low back pain who received 6 osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) sessions over 3 months. The objective of this study was to assess osteopathic medical care and the effectiveness of OMT […]