18 September 2018

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 weakness area. The goal of this work was to study skull deformation as an indicator of possible mobility or altered stiffness area under slow loading on either side of the sagittal suture using a digital-image-correlation based system … ABSTRACT

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