Knowing hands converse with an expressive body – An experience of osteopathic touch

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7 April 2016

Knowing hands converse with an expressive body – An experience of osteopathic touch

Touch is the process by which one person physically contacts another individual and as such plays an integral role in osteopathic practice. Osteopathic practitioners use touch in almost every aspect of care including examination, diagnosis and treatment. Although touch is intrinsic to osteopathic practice, there has been no published research to date that qualifies the experience of osteopathic touch within a treatment session. The aim of this phenomenological study was to examine and describe the patient’s experience of touch during a consultation with an osteopathic practitioner … ABSTRACT

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