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Frontiers in fascia research

Basic sciences are the backbone of every clear understanding of how the body is composed and how different structures and functions are connected with each other. It is obvious that there is a huge variability in human beings – not only in terms of the outer appearance such as measurements of height, weight, muscle mass […]

Diagnosis and Management of Piriformis Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular condition characterized by hip and buttock pain. This syndrome is often overlooked in clinical settings because its presentation may be similar to that of lumbar radiculopathy, primary sacral dysfunction, or innominate dysfunction. The ability to recognize piriformis syndrome requires an understanding of the structure and function of the piriformis muscle […]

UK trained osteopaths’ relationship to evidence based practice – An analysis of influencing factors

Use of evidence based practice (EBP) remains controversial amongst UK osteopaths and developing an understanding of factors that influence EBP implementation is important for the profession. This study aimed to explore factors that influence the use of EBP amongst UK osteopaths and to compare these with other healthcare professionals … ABSTRACT

Is digital image correlation able to detect any mechanical effect of cranial osteopathic manipulation? – A preliminary study

Today there is still a controversy surrounding the existence of mobility between the bones of the skull, the foundation on which cranial osteopathy techniques are based. The lack of total closure for the sutures of young people or simply the suture discontinuity of the elderly would mean there is residual mobility or at least a […]

Concussion Evaluation and Management: An Osteopathic Perspective

Concussions have been increasingly reported over the past decade, but the reported incidence likely minimizes the actual numbers of people affected. Associated symptoms include emotional, somatic, and cognitive complaints, which may be prolonged in patients with certain risk factors. Neurologic examination is necessary to exclude upper motor neuron lesions and thus the need for brain […]

Osteopathic clinical reasoning: An ethnographic study of perceptual diagnostic judgments, and metacognition

Clinical reasoning has been widely researched in the health sciences; however, in osteopathy it is still in its relative infancy. The objective of this study was to explore the moment by moment clinical reasoning processes of an osteopath whilst with patients, to understand the role of perceptual diagnostic judgments, and metacognitive processes … ABSTRACT