Posts by: Patrick van Dun

Effects of osteopathic approach in infants with deformational plagiocephaly: an outcome research study

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The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of the osteopathic approach in infants with deformational plagiocephaly at 12-month follow up and to evaluate parental satisfaction and safety of the treatments … ABSTRACT

Do manual therapies have a specific autonomic effect? An overview of systematic reviews

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The impact of manual therapy interventions on the autonomic nervous system have been largely assessed, but with heterogeneous findings regarding the direction of these effects. We conducted an overview of systematic reviews to describe if there is a specific autonomic effect elicited by manual therapy interventions, its relation with the type of technique used and the body region where the intervention was applied … MORE

Results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial of osteopathy on neck-shoulder pain in computer users

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Computer use is a well-known source of chronic pain, leading to absenteeism and reduced productivity and well-being. This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomised controlled trial. Several methodological variables defined trial feasibility … ABSTRACT

Fast improvements in functional status after osteopathic manipulative treatment based on myofascial release in patients with moderate or severe fibromyalgia: a retrospective study

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by a large variety of symptoms. Evidence suggests that an alteration of central nervous system processing of pain could be involved. The purpose of this study is to analyze clinical records of patients affected by FM who underwent osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), predominantly based on a myofascial release approach (MFR) … ABSTRACT

An osteopathic approach to carpal tunnel syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common cause of medical and workforce-related expenses in the United States. It is also frustrating for patients who have difficulty using the affected hand, impairing their activities of daily living and decreasing their quality of life. By utilizing the philosophy of osteopathic medicine, providers can better implement a treatment plan by working with the patient to find one that incorporates all aspects of the patient’s environment. By using the practice of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), osteopathic physicians can often effectively treat the patient’s symptoms without side effects found in medications. This is especially useful in patients who may be unable to take certain medications, such as pregnant patients. Other treatment modalities are also reviewed in this manuscript … ABSTRACT

Effect of osteopathic manipulation on gait asymmetry

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Movement and loading asymmetry are associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal injury, disease progression, and suboptimal recovery. Osteopathic structural screening can be utilized to determine areas of somatic dysfunction that could contribute to movement and loading asymmetry. Osteopathic manipulation treatments (OMTs) targeting identified somatic dysfunctions can correct structural asymmetries and malalignment, restoring the ability for proper compensation of stresses throughout the body. Little is currently known about the ability for OMTs to reduce gait asymmetries, thereby reducing the risk of injury, accelerated disease progression, and suboptimal recovery. The objectives of this study are to demonstrate whether osteopathic screening and treatment could alter movement and loading asymmetry during treadmill walking … MORE

Use of muscle energy technique amongst a nationally representative sample of Australian osteopaths

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Muscle energy technique (MET) is a therapeutic technique involving active muscle contraction by the patient. The selection of particular techniques by osteopaths is underexplored. The aim of the study was to explore the practice profile of those Australian osteopaths who use MET often in their practice compared to those who do not use the technique often … ABSTRACT

Effects of Adding Respiratory Training to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Exhaled Nitric Oxide Level and Cardiopulmonary Function in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Limited research exists regarding nonpharmacologic management of pulmonary arterial hypertension, except for exercise training. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment alone and combined with respiratory training on fractional exhaled nitric oxide, and cardiopulmonary function in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension … ABSTRACT

Relationship between osteopathic manipulative treatment of the temporomandibular joint, molar shim and the orthostatic position: A randomized, controlled and double blinded study

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This randomized, controlled, double-blinded study related the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment of the temporomandibular joint and the orthostatic posture using the molar shim as a postural adjustment factor … ABSTRACT

The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Pain and Disability in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

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Neck pain (NP) affects as much as 70% of individuals at some point in their lives. Systematic reviews indicate that manual treatments can be moderately effective in the management of chronic, nonspecific NP. However, there is a paucity of studies specifically evaluating the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of OMT in reducing pain and disability in patients with chronic NP … ABSTRACT

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