Developing a new approach to persistent pain management in osteopathic practice. Stage 1: A feasibility study for a group course

Persistent pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem which can be challenging to manage in clinical practice. This paper reports the first in a series of studies exploring ways to enhance care for patients with persistent pain using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this study, six week ‘Living Well with Persistent Pain’ groups were co-facilitated […]

Compression of the Fourth Ventricle Using a Craniosacral Osteopathic Technique: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence

Compression of the fourth ventricle (CV4) is a well-known osteopathic procedure, utilized by osteopaths, osteopathic physicians, craniosacral therapists, physical therapists, and manual therapists as part of their healthcare practice based on some evidence suggesting impact on nervous system functions. The main objective of the study was to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the clinical […]

Influence of perceived difficulty of cases on student osteopaths’ diagnostic reasoning: a cross sectional study

Diagnostic reasoning refers to the cognitive processes by which clinicians formulate diagnoses. Despite the implications for patient safety and professional identity, research on diagnostic reasoning in osteopathy remains largely theoretical. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of perceived task difficulty on the diagnostic reasoning of students osteopaths … MORE

‘Sometimes I don’t feel like an osteopath at all’- a qualitative study of final year osteopathy students’ professional identities

Research suggests that professional identity has implications for standards of professionalism, patient care and work satisfaction. Professional identity develops during professional education and continues into working life. While osteopaths’ professional identities and conceptions of practice have been outlined, the professional identities of osteopathic students are yet to be elucidated. The objectives of this study are […]

Six years and a thousand patients: Retrospective study of the osteopathic experience in a rehabilitation center

The Pôle Saint-Hélier decided to include osteopathy as an analgesic treatment in its multidisciplinary rehabilitation care for their patients since January 2011. This decision was made after a medical committee debate and an assessment by the CLuD. The treatment is done only with a prescription from a certified osteopath. A decision tree was set up […]

Descriptive study of interprofessional collaboration between physicians and osteopaths for the pediatric population in Quebec, Canada

Osteopathy is an increasingly popular healthcare approach that uses a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to address pain and somatic dysfunction. In Quebec, Canada, osteopathy is the complementary medicine most often recommended by family physicians. However, factors fostering the development of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) between physicians and osteopaths are unknown. This study aimed to […]

Outpatient Satisfaction With Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Hospital Center: A Survey.

Although osteopathy is not yet certified as a health profession in Italy, many people choose osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for pain relief. Nevertheless, no study evaluating patients’ degree of satisfaction after OMT and the perceived quality of the treatment has occurred in Italy. The objectives of this study intended to assess outpatients’ satisfaction with OMT […]

The effects of osteopathic treatment on psychosocial factors in people with persistent pain: A systematic review

Persistent pain is considered a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon whose understanding and management is yet to be improved. More research is needed to determine the common paths that lead to developing persistent pain, to identify the populations most at risk and to develop and evaluate interventions. The last decades have seen a shift in pain management, […]

COME QUANTUM Conference 2018

The Quantum conference 2018 will be running in parallel with the Osteopathic International Alliance and Emirates Osteopathic Conference on 28-30 September in Dubai under the theme: ‘Osteopathy as a mainstream Patient Centred healthcare profession’. Details regarding speakers and programme will be available in January 2018.