Complementing or conflicting? A qualitative study of osteopaths’ perceptions of NICE low back pain and sciatica guidelines in the UK

Clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve standards of healthcare delivery and are associated with better clinical outcomes. In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produced guidelines for the treatment of low back pain and sciatica. However, guideline resistant attitudes have been demonstrated by healthcare professionals, including osteopaths … […]

Challenges and opportunities for Australian osteopathy: A qualitative study of the perceptions of registered osteopaths

The professional landscape of osteopathy in Australia has evolved substantially over recent years including changes in research, education and integration within the wider healthcare system. The challenges and opportunities experienced by members of the Australian osteopathic profession warrant closer examination. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions of registered practising osteopaths in […]

Osteopathic care for spinal complaints: A systematic literature review

The aim of the current study was to evaluate the literature examining the impact of osteopathic care for spinal complaints. The bibliographic databases Medline (Pubmed), Web of Science, Embase, and PEDro were searched. In addition, a number of grey literature sources were searched. Only randomized controlled trials conducted in high-income Western countries were considered. Two […]

PRESS Release_QUANTUM General 2018_Dubai

QUANTUM GLOBAL 2018 – DUBAI, Arab United Emirates The Global Conference of the Foundation COME Collaboration in partnership with Emirates Osteopathic Society and Osteopathic International Alliance. Dubai, 29 September 2018 PressRelease_Dubai

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