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The association between cervical artery dissection and spinal manipulation among US adults

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Cervical artery dissection (CeAD), which includes both vertebral artery dissection (VAD) and carotid artery dissection (CAD), is the most serious safety concern associated with cervical spinal manipulation (CSM). The authors of this study evaluated the association between CSM and CeAD among US adults … ABSTRACT

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Integrating osteopathic manipulative treatment into prenatal care visits in a family medicine resident clinic

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Literature describing the integration of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) during prenatal care visits in a resident clinic setting are scarce. Concise and readily accessible resources reviewing OMT in pregnancy are limited. We sought to integrate OMT into routine prenatal care appointments in a family medicine resident clinic setting and create a concise resource for those […]

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An international consensus on gaps in mechanisms of forced-based manipulation research: findings from a nominal group technique

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Force-Based Manipulation (FBM) including light touch, pressure, massage, mobilization, thrust manipulation, and needling techniques are utilized across several disciplines to provide clinical analgesia. These commonly used techniques demonstrate the ability to improve pain-related outcomes; however, mechanisms behind why analgesia occurs with these hands-on interventions has been understudied. Neurological, neuroimmune, biomechanical, neurovascular, neurotransmitter, and contextual factor […]

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Integrating osteopathic manipulative treatment into prenatal care visits in a family medicine resident clinic

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Literature describing the integration of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) during prenatal care visits in a resident clinic setting are scarce. Concise and readily accessible resources reviewing OMT in pregnancy are limited. We sought to integrate OMT into routine prenatal care appointments in a family medicine resident clinic setting and create a concise resource for those […]

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The osteopath-parent-child triad in osteopathic care in the first 2 years of life: a qualitative study

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Enactivism and active inference are two important concepts in the field of osteopathy. While enactivism emphasizes the role of the body and the environment in shaping our experiences and understanding of the world, active inference emphasizes the role of action and perception in shaping our experiences and understanding of the world. Together, these frameworks provide […]

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Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of the osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) … MORE

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Influence of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on the Quality of Life and the Intensity of Lumbopelvic Pain in Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester: A Prospective Observational Study

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During pregnancy, the various changes women undergo can affect their health status. Manual therapies are important aids because they do not use medication. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of osteopathic manipulative treatment on the intensity of lumbar and pelvic pain and changes in quality of life. This prospective study included women over 18 […]

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Using medical storytelling to communicate problems and solutions in the low back pain conundrum: an evidence-based tale of twins

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Low back pain (LBP) is the number one cause of disability world-wide. It is also the most expensive area in healthcare. Patient-centered innovations are needed. This paper uses medical storytelling to illustrate the common problems that often lead to unnecessary suffering for patients, and costs to society. The authors present innovative solutions, including narrative interventions […]

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Applying an osteopathic intervention to improve mild to moderate mental health symptoms: a mixed-methods feasibility study protocol

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Mental health services are stretched in the UK and are in need of support. One approach that could improve mental health symptoms is osteopathy. Research suggests that osteopathy influences psychophysiological factors, which could lead to improvements in mental health. The first objective of this protocol is to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of four osteopathic […]

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An international consensus definition for contextual factors: findings from a nominal group technique

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Emerging literature suggests contextual factors are important components of therapeutic encounters and may substantially influence clinical outcomes of a treatment intervention. At present, a single consensus definition of contextual factors, which is universal across all health-related conditions is lacking. The objective of this study was to create a consensus definition of contextual factors to better […]

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