Developing a psychologically-informed pain management course for use in osteopathic practice: The OsteoMAP cohort study
Multidisciplinary healthcare programmes which include psychosocial interventions for persistent musculoskeletal pain demonstrate better patient outcomes than separate physical therapies. This paper reports outcomes from the [name of study], which combined psychological and mindfulness-informed interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with manual treatment to create a multimodal pain self-management course for delivery by osteopaths working with patients with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hilary Abbey, Lorraine Nanke, Kevin Brownhill Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Continuing debates about models of practice
This issue of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine continues to challenge and explore some of the conceptual models that underpin practice. We have been pleased to receive and publish additional correspondence (1 –3) in response to Esteves et al’s recent editorial (4) which provided an overview of some of the challenges to selected osteopathic conceptual models. They illustrated their concerns by considering somatic dysfunction and the “Five osteopathic models” and made salient the gap between osteop athic education and contemporary thinking in the scientific community. (Source: Interna...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steven Vogel Source Type: research

Crying Unsettled and disTressed Infants Effectiveness Study of osteopathic care (CUTIES trial): Pragmatic randomised superiority trial protocol
Infants who excessively cry, are distressed and unsettled can have a marked impact on family life. One form of support is manual therapy and osteopathic care. There is, however, limited research and debate about the effectiveness of manual therapy and osteopathic care for these infants. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Carnes, P. Bright, K. Brownhill, K. Carroll, R. Engel, S. Grace, S. Vogel, P. Vaucher Source Type: research

Impact of different types of revision materials on the learning of musculoskeletal techniques
This study aimed to measure the impact of different revision materials developed for osteopathy students, by studying their results, their perceptions and their behaviour when revising for exams. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fran çois Launay, Mathieu Menard, Marylène Bourgin, Hakim Mhadhbi, Franck Sutre, Jerry Draper-Rodi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Patient expectations of manual and non-manual therapy within an osteopathic consultation: A cross sectional study
Patient expectations of an osteopathic consultation can influence their evaluation of the effectiveness of osteopathic management. Throughout an osteopathic consultation practitioners' may use manual therapy (MT) and/or non-manual therapy (NMT). Currently, little is known regarding patient's expectations and preferences of osteopathic management. The aim of this study was to identify patients' expectations of their management within an osteopathic consultation, specifically in terms of the ratio of MT and NMT. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nicholas Tripodi, Amber Garrett, Danielle Savic, Lauren Robertson, Samantha Volarich, Tiana Sirgiovanni Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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The release of scar tissue and adhesions with manual techniques remains undervalued despite efforts by many practitioners, so I was pleased to have a chance to review this new publication. It contains chapters by well-trained and highly experienced therapists, complemented by contributions from an anatomist and a biologist. It packs a lot of information into an appealing format, with a clear layout, helpful use of colours and images throughout. There is a link to videos by one of the authors, which sadly did not allow play for more than a few seconds when I tried. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hubert van Griensven Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

The development and exploratory analysis of the osteopaths ’ Therapeutic Approaches Questionnaire (Osteo-TAQ)
Clinical practice encompasses the complex interaction of different skills, knowledge and values in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Research has demonstrated a positive association between well-developed therapeutic relationships, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions. There has been little research into osteopaths ’ decision making regarding choice of therapeutic approaches. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oliver P. Thomson, Vivien Anstiss Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

What do UK osteopaths view as the safest lifting posture, and how are these views influenced by their back beliefs?
Lower back pain is a leading cause of disability and a common condition seen by osteopaths. Evidence and advice for the safest lifting posture vary, as do healthcare practitioners' attitudes and beliefs towards back pain. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kristoffer Smith, Oliver P. Thomson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Finding a way between osteopathic principles and evidence-based practices: Response to Esteves et al.
We have been delighted to read Esteves et al. ’s editorial [1] and the responses it has sparked regarding the evolution of osteopathy, osteopathic education and research development. Numerous differences exist in osteopathic practice and education all around the world partly due to differing legal recognition and professional statutes. The de bate requires the consideration of all these aspects in relation to the professional environment in which osteopaths evolve [2–5] which may stimulate a rich debate on the consensus/disagreements surrounding osteopathic practice and education. (Source: International Journal...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathieu M énard, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Olivier Merdy, Agathe Wagner, Paola Tavernier, Erwann Jacquot, Hakim Mhadhbi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

“Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research”
Admirable work was done by Esteves and co-authors in their recent editorial: “Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research”1. On the one hand, the authors highlighted the importance of having a robust conceptual framework for complex health interventions such as osteopathic care, on the other hand, they offe red to the community of practice pragmatic methodological steps for the development of theoretically and evidentially informed osteopathic care models. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lunghi Christian, Liem Torsten Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Biomedical origins of the term 'osteopathic lesion' and its impact on people in pain
Osteopathic manual practitioners in Canada use, and continue to be educated to use the term 'osteopathic lesion'. This term is either derived from or directly drawn from the biomedical model; the overarching framework through which most healthcare is delivered. Use of the term illustrates the adoption and misappropriation of a biomedical term and follows the same curative reasoning processes as in biomedicine. Manual osteopathic practitioners in Canada believe the osteopathic lesion to be a palpably detectable entity. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Monica Noy, Luciana Macedo, Lisa Carlesso Source Type: research

Response to: Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care - A critical view and call for updates and research
Practicing osteopathy in a country where it has recently been regulated at an academic level, and recognizing the absolute importance of background education in professional practice, it was with great interest that we read the editorial titled “Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research” by Esteves J et al. in the IJOM, 2020 [1]. We offer the following reflections: (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rui Santiago, Bruno Campos, Jo ão Moita, Alexandre Nunes Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Biomedical origins of the term osteopathic lesion and its impact on people in pain
Osteopathic manual practitioners in Canada use, and continue to be educated to use the term osteopathic lesion. This term is either derived from or directly drawn from the biomedical model; the overarching framework through which most healthcare is delivered. Use of the term illustrates the adoption and misappropriation of a biomedical term and follows the same curative reasoning processes as in biomedicine. Manual osteopathic practitioners in Canada believe the osteopathic lesion to be a palpably detectable entity. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Monica Noy, Luciana Macedo, Lisa Carlesso Source Type: research

Instrumentation used to assess pain in osteopathic interventions: A critical literature review
A variety of different scales have been used to measure the intensity of pain in osteopathic-specific clinical studies; however, the criteria for the options are not always clear or reported. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rui Jos é Santiago, Jorge Esteves, João Santos Baptista, António Torres Marques, José Torres Costa Tags: Review Source Type: research

A guide to writing a case report of an osteopathic patient
Case reports provide a valuable insight into osteopathic practice. They allow for the description of diagnoses, interventions and management strategies for complaints that present to practice. Although case reports are traditionally associated with descriptions of rare or unique cases, reports of more common presentations to osteopaths are exceptionally useful. The purpose of this Masterclass is to describe how to construct a case report for the journal, and many other medical journals. The Masterclass outlines how to use the Case Report (CARE) guidelines and provides examples from published case reports related to osteopa...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann Tags: Masterclass Source Type: research

Instrumentation used to assess pain in osteopathic interventions: A systematic review
A variety of different scales have been used to measure the intensity of pain in osteopathic-specific clinical studies; however, the criteria for the options are not always clear or reported. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rui Jos é Santiago, Jorge Esteves, João Santos Baptista, António Torres Marques, José Torres Costa Tags: Review Source Type: research

Osteopathic manipulative techniques for migraine treatment - Letter to the editor
Migraines have a high prevalence and are ranked sixth by the World Health Organization for years lost to disability [1]. Even though migraines are so highly ranked in terms of WHO disability years, there is little research on the use of Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques (OMT) to treat this condition. The goal of OMT is to provide minimally invasive techniques, rather than relying on invasive procedures and medications that carry side effects, to treat somatic or neurologic symptoms. Even though there is a large amount of OMT techniques that focus on cranial treatments published in osteopathic literature, there is a deart...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Clara I. Yuh, Davin Agustines Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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The first edition of this comprehensive textbook on osteopathy has been developed by a large international team of distinguished authors with expertise covering a wide breadth of osteopathy. The editors are well known and highly respected osteopathic educators whose diversity of experience and stated desire to “improve& refine ” osteopathy worldwide helps to form a solid foundation for the book. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patrick Gauthier Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Challenging times
The situation with COVID has produced challenging times for the health and wellbeing of people across the world. The editorial team at IJOM wish all our readers, reviewers and authors well at this difficult time. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steven Vogel, Jerry Draper-Rodi Source Type: research

Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – A critical view from a nonregulated country
Discussions on how to develop and disseminate evidence-based osteopathic care models, at a time when the profession is growing in its status and recognition worldwide, are needed and of particular value to the entire osteopathic community. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacson Nesi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Self-management behaviour and knowledge of patients with musculoskeletal complaints attending an Australian osteopathy clinic: A consecutive sampling design
Musculoskeletal complaints present a substantial disease burden worldwide and account for nearly 8% of the total disease burden in Australia. Like other chronic diseases, self-management plays a significant role in the overall management plan for musculoskeletal complaints. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan, Madeleine Grant, Jane Moroz, Cheryise Ngawaka, Jane Mulchay Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – A critical view and call for updates and research
Discussions on how to develop and disseminate evidence-based osteopathic care models, at a time when the profession is growing in its status and recognition worldwide, are needed and o f particular value to the entire osteopathic community. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacson Nesi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Does a manual therapy approach improve the symptoms of functional constipation? A systematic review of the literature
Functional constipation is highly prevalent and places a significant burden on healthcare systems around the world. Manual therapy is a commonly used intervention, however to date there has not been a systematic review that critically appraises a wide range of manual therapy disciplines. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leon M. Erdrich, Duncan Reid, Jesse Mason Tags: Review Source Type: research

Use of manual therapy applied to the viscera: Secondary analysis of a nationally representative sample of Australian osteopaths
To explore the practice characteristics of the Australian osteopathy workforce who reported using visceral techniques ‘often’. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Michael Fleischmann, Brett Vaughan, Kylie Fitzgerald, Sandra Grace Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Professional identity in the evolution of osteopathic models: Response to Esteves et al.
After several publications calling for changes within our profession [1 –4], the recent editorial published by Esteves et al. "Theoretical models and frameworks for osteopathic care: a critical vision and call for updates and research" [5] represents a reflection worth considering for the entire osteopathic community. Osteopathy only can progress through a self-reflec ting process that generates an honest debate on the strengths and shortcomings of the profession. While we support the proposal made by the authors related to the generation of new frameworks and models, in the present response we focus on som...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Tom Van Biesen, Sonia Roura Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Beliefs about chronic low back pain amongst osteopaths registered in Spain: A cross-sectional survey
Healthcare providers' attitudes and beliefs might influence patients ’ attitudes and beliefs as well as their management approach. It was hypothesised that osteopaths have a more biopsychosocial mindset towards chronic low back pain (CLBP) because of their holistic reasoning. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tom Van Biesen, Gerard Alvarez Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Influence of the phrenic nerve in shoulder pain: A systematic review
To describe the anatomical connections of the nerve with the brachial plexus and the shoulder. To describe the incidence and origin of pain in visceral surgical procedures. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Isidro Fern ández-López, David Peña-Otero, María de los Ángeles Atín-Arratibel, María Eguillor-Mutiloa Tags: Review Source Type: research

Person-centred care and traditional philosophies in the evolution of osteopathic models and theoretical frameworks: Response to esteves et al.
We congratulate Esteves et al. on their provocative article titled “Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research” [1]. The points raised by the authors regarding the need for academics to critically engage with the central tenets of osteopathy are irrefutable. Thought leadership in any field requir es advancement of scholarship. The current pattern of research activities within osteopathy reflect a more task-oriented viewpoint whereby a substantial proportion of research is focused on clinical or educational activities [2]. (Source: Internation...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amie Steel, Hope Foley, Rebecca Redmond Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A study of the factors impacting on workforce distribution of Australian osteopaths: The perspectives of osteopathic students, academics and clinicians
The study aimed to investigate the major factors influencing osteopaths ’ choice of clinical workplace and their experience practising in their geographical location. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amie Steel, Tess Dingle, Jon Wardle, Jon Adams Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

‘We need one more hour solely based on anatomy… Give us anatomy!’: Early-year learner perceptions of anatomy within an integrated & case-based learning osteopathy curriculum
Integrated curricula, where the teaching of basic and clinical sciences is combined horizontally and vertically, have received increasing attention in the health professions education literature. This structure is thought to better prepare learners for the clinical learning environment and their future work as a health professional. Our research aimed to explore student perceptions of anatomy within an integrated curriculum underpinned by case-based learning (CBL). (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Susan Johnston, Brett Vaughan Source Type: research

‘We need one more hour solely based on anatomy… Give us anatomy!’: Early- year learner perceptions of anatomy within an integrated & case-based learning osteopathy curriculum
Integrated curricula, where the teaching of basic and clinical sciences is combined horizontally and vertically, have received increasing attention in the health professions education literature. This structure is thought to better prepare learners for the clinical learning environment and their future work as a health professional. Our research aimed to explore student perceptions of anatomy within an integrated curriculum underpinned by case-based learning (CBL). (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Susan Johnston, Brett Vaughan Source Type: research

Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research
A health profession often owns its identity by the originality and relevance of therapeutic models it defends [1]. Historically, part of the success of osteopathic care among patients may be explained by the innovative approaches that emerged in the first 100 years of its existence. During this time, osteopathic models and principles defended concepts that were to become central across health disciplines in the 21st century. In Western medicine, osteopathy was indeed among the first medical disciplines to emphasise the importance of person-centred care [2]. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jorge E. Esteves, Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Patrick van Dun, Francesco Cerritelli, Paul Vaucher Source Type: research

An osteopathic approach to Graves ’ ophthalmopathy: A case report
Grave's ophthalmopathy (GO), also known as Basedowian ophthalmopathy, is common and present in about 25 –50% of Graves' disease patients. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder leading to excess thyroid hormone production. Patients may present with exophthalmos, periorbital edema, eyelid retraction, and, in severe cases, compression of the optic nerve. GO results in part from an inflammatory resp onse that leads to fibroblast proliferation and congestion of local lymphatics. Treatment options for GO range from watchful waiting to surgical intervention and the treatment choice is determined by the severity of the p...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gabrielle McDermott, Yasmin Qureshi, Gina Foster-Moumoutjis, Alexandra Espejo Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators experienced by osteopaths in implementing a biopsychosocial (BPS) framework of care when managing people with musculoskeletal pain – A mixed methods systematic review protocol
Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions not only have a substantial influence on the quality of life. Psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety and social isolation have been shown to play an important role in the development and management of MSK pain. Therefore, clinical practice guidelines commonly recommend adopting a biopsychosocial (BPS) framework by practitioners managing MSK pain. However, it remains unclear how osteopaths implement a BPS framework in the management of MSK pain. This protocol describes the objective and methods of a systematic review of barriers and facilitators experienced by osteopaths in im...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Ben Darlow, Steve Tumilty, Warwick Shillito, Melissa Hanses, Hemakumar Devan, Oliver P. Thomson Source Type: research

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The 7th edition of Anatomy and Human Movement Structure and function by Roger Soames and Nigel Palastanga is a significant update in both content and presentation. These authors are well-respected educators who are very engaged with their readers, which resulted in many of the changes in this edition coming in response to feedback from the diverse users of earlier versions. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sandie Ennis Tags: Book review Source Type: research

A duty of candour: Implications for Australian osteopaths
The objective of this paper is to enhance osteopath's legal literary concerning ethical decision-making in clinical practice re open disclosure conversations or report adverse events. The aim is to identify the best way to manage open disclosure conversations and why Australian osteopaths should report adverse events. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Keri Moore Source Type: research

‘Tell me your story’ - How osteopaths apply the BPS model when managing low back pain - A qualitative study
This study aimed to understand osteopaths' experiences of the practical application of the BPS model to patients with LBP, and to describe any challenges in operationalisation. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Monica Abrosimoff, D évan Rajendran Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Psychological context effects of participant expectation on pain pressure thresholds as an adjunct to cervicothoracic HVLA thrust manipulation: A randomised controlled trial
Chronic pain is a growing global and economically costly problem leading the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK to actively search for novel strategies to improve health outcomes. Some trials have shown a benefit when practitioners use a positive communication style, however, much of the available literature investigating the use of positive language to alter patient expectation utilises subjective reports from patients. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ellie Shackelton, Craig Toutt, Darren J. Edwards Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pre-professional reflective practice: Strategies, perspectives and experiences
Reflective practice (RP) is a crucial component of health professions practice. For students, RP is a way to increase their professional competence and improve patient care. To facilitate RP in students and meet their learning needs, educators need an understanding of their students' knowledge and experiences of RP. The aims of this research were to explore senior student osteopaths ’ experiences of RP and develop recommendations for improving student engagement with RP. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gopi Anne McLeod, Brett Vaughan, Isabel Carey, Tess Shannon, Emma Winn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The ICD-11 and opportunities for the osteopathy profession
As the global osteopathic profession continues to evolve, so does our understanding of the clinical presentations managed in osteopathic practice. We now have a clearer understanding that osteopaths predominantly manage musculoskeletal complaints [1 –4]. Spinal pain is the most common presenting complaint in osteopathic practice in Australia [5], consistent with practice profiles in other regions [1,2,4]. There is also an emerging picture of the prevalence of chronic pain presentations in osteopathy practice [1,2,6]. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Daniel Orchard Source Type: research

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Surely one of the biggest problems facing clinicians today is not just ‘information overload’ but also the problem of trusting information sources in the first place. This is just one of the reasons that texts such as this deserve to be warmly welcomed on to the shelves and into the ‘eReader’ devices of clinicians worldwide. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chris Worsfold Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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This is an extremely detailed and comprehensive treatise of every aspect of clinical reasoning and which I understand has been extensively updated from its previous 2008 edition. It provides a rich tapestry of knowledge and cannot be but the ultimate resource on this subject at this time. Every page provides a wealth of significant philosophical content, which can be hard going, but at the same time stimulates contemplative thought about the fuller picture of clinical reasoning and its place in every field of health care practice. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Corina Breukel Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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When teaching the history of osteopathy and students ask, ‘Why does osteopathy differ between the UK and US, my simple answer is, ‘Read Gevitz!’ Since the first edition was published in 1982, it has become the authoritative work on the subject. This edition is a considerable revision and includes more recent developments. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martin Collins Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

The Native American heritage of the body-mind-spirit paradigm in osteopathic principles and practices
The purpose of the current commentary was to document how Native American healing traditions may have influenced A.T. Still in the development of osteopathic principles and how current neuroscience models describing shamanic healing practices of Native American healers may have applicability for osteopathic manipulative practices. Recent materials from the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine document when Still was living among the Shawnee and suggest he was familiar with their healing traditions. Although he introduced the body-mind-spirit paradigm, derived from a key Native American healing concept, into Western medicine, thi...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Mr Jason Haxton, Francesco Cerritelli Source Type: research

Interoception, mindfulness and touch: A meta-review of functional MRI studies
Interoception is defined as the sense of physiological condition of the whole body, not only the visceral inputs posited by Sherrington [1] but including skin and musculoskeletal inputs, as demonstrated in more recent neuroanatomical studies [2,3]. Ongoing perception of physiological state supports homeostatic regulation and allostatic adaptation, ensuring survival by motivating behaviour through the dynamic interplay between bodily sensations, subjective feelings and cognitive appraisals [4,5]. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sergi Casals Guti érrez, Hilary Abbey D Tags: Review Source Type: research

The effects of a 4-week barefoot exercise intervention on plantar pressure, impact, balance and pain in injured recreational runners: A pilot study
With recreational running's continued popularity and incidence of lower extremity injuries increasing, it is important from an osteopathic practitioner perspective, to be aware of treatment/interventions that may enhance recovery or prevent injury. With an osteopathic lens we postulate that improving function leads to symptomatic benefit in not only structure but throughout the kinetic chain. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - October 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carlton Rowlands, Mandy S. Plumb Source Type: research

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Since its first innovative edition Kapandji's “The Physiology of the Joints” has been a key reference text for those seeking to better understand the intricacies of human structure and function. The author is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon whose original work in biomechanics and functional anatomy has informed generations of students and practitioners. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patrick Gauthier Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Is visceral manipulation beneficial for patients with low back pain? A systematic review of the literature
Visceral dysfunction (e.g., mobility or motility restriction) may be an underlying cause or contributing factor for some non-specific LBP and can be treated by osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). The aim of this registered systematic review (CRD42018100633) is to determine the effectiveness of visceral mobilization for non-specific LBP and explore associations between changes in range of motion of the viscera and LBP symptoms. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Marten Switters, Stefan Podar, Luke Perraton, Zuzana Machotka Tags: Review Source Type: research