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

Engaging with evidence-based practice in the osteopathy clinical learning environment: A mixed methods pilot study
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires that patient management decisions include deliberations on the best available evidence. However, engagement with EBM appears to be inconsistent. This pilot study used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate clinical educator and learner engagement with evidence in the clinical learning environment (CLE) through the SNAPPS-Plus clinical supervision model. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan, Sandra Grace, Bimbi Gray, Andre Kleinbaum Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Developing teamwork skills in pre-registration osteopathy education: A qualitative pilot investigation
Teamwork in healthcare provides better outcomes for patients and contributes to job satisfaction and autonomy. Graduate capabilities of teaching institutions require educators to assess teamwork skills. The TeamUP Short-Form (TeamUP-SF) was developed as a self- and peer-assessment tool of teamwork skills following feedback from the previous version. This pilot study evaluated the utility of the TeamUP-SF in developing and assessing teamwork skills in a cohort of senior osteopathy students undertaking group assignments. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan, Sandra Grace, Jacqui Yoxall Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Reflective practice enhances osteopathic clinical reasoning
There has been extensive research of clinical reasoning in health professions, and reflective practice is widely used. However, in the field of osteopathy, clinical reasoning is largely under-researched and the use of structured reflective practice at its early stages. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cindy McIntyre, Judith Lathlean, Jorge E. Esteves Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Introduction to the issue and to Dr. Roger Engel new Associate Editor
As a new Associate Editor for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on continuing to deliver high quality articles for our readers. Before introducing the articles in this issue of the journal, some brief information about my background. I am an Australian osteopath with experience in clinical research, primarily in the field of chronic respiratory disease management and the use of manual therapy. I hold academic appointments at two Australian Universities, at an Australian public hospital as an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow and still see patients in priva...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roger Engel Source Type: research

Editorial from New Associate Editor Dr. Roger Engel
As a new Associate Editor for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on continuing to deliver high quality articles for our readers. Before introducing the articles in this issue of the journal, some brief information about my background. I am an Australian osteopath with experience in clinical research, primarily in the field of chronic respiratory disease management and the use of manual therapy. I hold academic appointments at two Australian Universities, at an Australian public hospital as an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow and still see patients in priva...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roger Engel Source Type: research

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Freedom to move is a guide to helping low back pain through movement. Josephine Key has 45 years experience as a physiotherapist, an interest in spinal health and a broad curiosity in many disciplines of movement. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sabrina Atkinson Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Expanding options: Supporting skills transfer from a post-graduate osteopathy program to clinical practice
This report considers a multi-day post-graduate teaching program offered by an Australian based not-for-profit educational provider of programs for pre and post-graduate osteopaths. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chris Macfarlane, Denise Cornall Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Stress axis and osteopathy: A dual hormone approach
Manual therapy initiates a cascade of neurophysiological changes in various systems including the peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system. Of particular focus of this review was the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. When faced with a stressor, the HPA axis provides the frontline of defence resulting in the production of cortisol, measurement of which has been shown to be a reliable indicator of HPA axis activity. Manual therapy has been shown to influence the HPA axis. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Rajesh Katare, Steve Tumilty Tags: Review Source Type: research

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The 2nd edition of “Fascial Dysfunction: Manual Therapy Approaches” is the last publication in Leon Chaitow's remarkably productive career, during which he inspired many a student and colleague far beyond the realms of his own osteopathic profession. Updating a 2014 edition and maintaining an open-minded multi-mod al approach, Chaitow sadly passed away in September 2018. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Hohenschurz-Schmidt Tags: Book review Source Type: research

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The author takes his readers onto a journey into the world of tensegrity. A world which turns out to be much vaster and more diverse than the reader could have ever have imagined. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Hohenschurz-Schmidt Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Pilot randomized single-blind clinical trial, craniosacral therapy vs control on physiological reaction to math task in male athletes
The purpose of this study was to explore how osteopathic treatments influence certain measurable aspects of stress performance in male athletes. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ma łgorzata Wójcik, Inga Dziembowska, Paweł Izdebski, Ewa Żekanowska Source Type: research

Patient experience, satisfaction, perception and expectation of osteopathic manipulative treatment: A systematic review
Patient experience, satisfaction, perception and expectation are some related measures valued by patient-centered health care. Patient experience (PE) usually refers to objective, observable events or facts; while patient satisfaction, perception and expectation (PS) are measures which focus on a patient's subjective evaluation of the health care process. These concepts have been studied in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a therapeutic intervention practiced by osteopathic practitioners in many countries and by some medical doctors in USA and Canada. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Michael T. Lam, Mary Banihashem, Helen R. Lam, Angela Bo Wan, Edward Chow Source Type: research

Learning and teaching of patient-centred communication skills in allied healthcare manual therapy students: A systematic review
The objective of this review is to identify how communication skills are taught and learned within these specific professions. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee Muddle, Cindy J. O'Malley, Ieva Stupans Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Refining the biopsychosocial model for musculoskeletal practice by introducing religion and spirituality dimensions into the clinical scenario
Addressing religion and spirituality (R/S) dimensions may be uncomfortable for patients and practitioners because they refer to intimate beliefs about existence, vary across the globe and cultures, and are not routinely shared in the modern therapeutic scenario. Often, R/S dimensions are overlooked in musculoskeletal (MSK) practice despite associations with attitudes and behaviour that directly affect quality of life and health outcomes. Inclusion of basic R/S dimensions in the therapeutic alliance may optimise care and establish these dimensions as interactors within the biopsychosocial model. (Source: International Journ...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Francesco Cerritelli Source Type: research

Do empathic osteopaths achieve better clinical results? An observational feasibility study
Empathy plays a role in medical care. Studies have shown that the more empathic the physician is, the better results are obtained. The role of empathy in osteopathic practice has been poorly investigated. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrea Acquati, Stefano Uberti, Alessandro Aquino, Elena Cerasetti, Carmine Castagna, Patrizia Rovere-Querini, Viviana Pisa Source Type: research

Effect of footwear modification on postural symmetry and body balance in leg length Discrepancy: A randomized controlled study
Although structural leg length discrepancy is a physical problem that affects all populations, its measurement and correction is difficult. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Reda Ashour, Osama Abdelraouf, Amira Abdallah, Radwa Sweif Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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This book, written by Diane Lee, offers a detailed explanation of an integrated approach to the thorax by demonstrating the author ’s methodology of assessment and treatment while taking into consideration the integrated systems model (ISM) approach. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Valeria Ferreira Tags: Book review Source Type: research

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This book offers both students and qualified practitioners a refreshing look at the day to day clinical application of myofascial techniques. The author is an experienced orthopaedic physiotherapist who encourages the reader throughout to consider the myofascial system from a global perspective and to think outside the box. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patrick Gauthier Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction and perception of treatment in a student-led osteopathy teaching clinic: Evaluating questionnaire dimensionality and internal structure, and outcomes
The aim of the study was to evaluate patient satisfaction with, and perception of their, osteopathy treatment. A secondary aim was to evaluate the measurement properties of a short patient satisfaction questionnaire in an osteopathy patient population. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan, Catherine Burns, Lauren Burridge, Jerome Wigger, Simon Blair, Jane Mulcahy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Improvements in multi-dimensional measures of dysfunctional breathing in asthma patients after a combined manual therapy and breathing retraining protocol: a case series report
Dysfunctional breathing (DB), which is present in 30 –65% of asthmatics, can contribute to increased levels of dyspnea and non-respiratory symptoms which respond poorly to usual pharmacological treatment and impact on asthma control and quality of life. Treatments that target DB in asthmatics have been shown to improve symptoms, asthma control, and quality of life and, in some cases, to improve lung function. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rosalba Courtney, Gaby Biland, Anna Ryan, Sandra Grace Source Type: research

Complementing or conflicting? A qualitative study of osteopaths ’ perceptions of NICE low back pain and sciatica guidelines in the UK
Clinical guidelines have been distributed to improve standards of healthcare and are associated with better clinical outcomes. In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produced guidelines for the treatment of low back pain and sciatica. However, guideline resistant attitudes have been demonstrated by healthcare professionals, including osteopaths. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: John Inman, Oliver P. Thomson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Professor Stephen Tyreman 1952 – 2018
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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steven Vogel Source Type: research

Evaluation of teaching in a student-led clinic environment: Assessing the reliability of a questionnaire
The Osteopathy Clinical Teaching Questionnaire (OCTQ) has been designed to evaluate the quality of clinical teaching in osteopathy student-led clinics. Previous research has provided evidence for the scoring, generalisation and implications components of the validity arguments for the OCTQ. The aim of the present study was to assess the reliability of the OCTQ providing further evidence for the validity argument. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett Vaughan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Challenges and opportunities for Australian osteopathy: A qualitative study of the perceptions of registered osteopaths
The professional landscape of osteopathy in Australia has evolved substantially over recent years including changes in research, education and integration within the wider healthcare system. The challenges and opportunities experienced by members of the Australian osteopathic profession warrant closer examination. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: R. Blaich, A. Steel, D. Clark, J. Adams Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Immediate effect of T2, T5, T11 thoracic spine manipulation of asymptomatic patient on autonomic nervous system response: Single-blind, parallel-arm controlled-group experiment
Investigating the immediate effect of thoracic spinal manipulation on autonomic nervous system targeting three segments arbitrarily chosen, T2/T5/T11, compared to a sham-treatment randomised controlled group. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Giovanni Minarini, Michael Ford, Jorge Esteves Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Reflecting on new models for osteopathy – it's time for change
Recent evidence has undermined much of the biomechanical based reasoning of osteopathy. This has led to considerable discussion of the future of the distinctiveness of osteopathy and proposals for new models of osteopathic approaches. Current research on pain processes, aetiology and clinical effectiveness supports a biopsychosocial perspective in clinical reasoning for musculoskeletal pain. New clinical reasoning models proposed by osteopaths Fryer and Lederman are considered alongside models from other professions. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Deborah Smith Source Type: research

Sensitivity and specificity of the neuropad for distal sensory peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) in subjects with HIV-Infection: A case controlled observational study
The aim of the current study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the Neuropad for detecting distal sensory peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) in an HIV-infected population. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Katie L. Laurin, Paul D. Blanchard Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Osteopathic manipulative treatment for post mastectomy lymphedema: A case report” [Int. J. Osteopath. Med. 26 (2017) 49–52]
The authors regret the incorrect inference when citing the 34th reference, [1] “Knott EM, Tune JD, Stoll ST, Downey HF. Increased lymphatic flow in the thoracic duct during manipulative intervention. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2005; 105(10):447–56” in the case report titled [2], “Osteopathic manipulative treatment for post mastectomy lymphedema: A case report” in page no. 50, volume 26, published in the year 2017. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: M. Goyal, K. Goyal, K. Narkeesh, A.J. Samuel, N. Arumugam Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

First-year osteopathic students' use and perceptions of complementary video-based learning
To examine first year osteopathic students' use and perceptions of complementary video-based learning in an osteopathic examination and management unit. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nicholas Tripodi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

‘First-year osteopathic students’ use and perceptions of complementary video-based learning’
To examine first year osteopathic students ’ use and perceptions of complementary video-based learning in an osteopathic examination and management unit. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nicholas Tripodi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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If, like me, you want to learn more about fascia then this book would be a very good place to start. It is intended as a “primer for professionals such as movement educators, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, fitness professionals and physicians”. Primer is an excellent choice of word in this case as the book provides the reader with helpful basic background information about fascia and then add s layers which are better able to ‘stick’ as chapters lead on from one to another in a narrative way. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peter Simpson Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

It depends on how things are to you
Professor Stephen Tyreman ’s recent editorial in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine [1] was, like many of his papers [2–11], a spur for us as practitioners to reflect on the way we think and work with patients. However, this contribution was special. Tyreman drew on his own experience of serious illness to reflect on the role of narrative and ended the editorial by offering a description of the clinician’s task:“The practitioner's task is not merely to explain and treat, but to provide support and insight into the meaning of illness experiences in order to enable a patient to develop ...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steven Vogel Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of manual therapy on the diaphragm in asthmatic patients: A randomized pilot study
Stretching of respiratory muscles is included in what is known as manual therapy techniques. A diaphragm stretching technique has shown beneficial effects on respiratory function and thoracic and spinal mobility in healthy subjects. However, its effects on asthmatic patients have not been evaluated. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enrique Leon és Macías, Irene Torres-Sánchez, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Araceli Ortiz-Rubio, Laura López-López, Marie Carmen Valenza Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marie Pellet, Audrey Chenel, Michel Behr, Lionel Thollon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

UK trained osteopaths' relationship to evidence based practice - An analysis of influencing factors
This study aimed to explore factors that influence the use of EBP amongst UK osteopaths and to compare these with other healthcare professionals. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Valentin Webber, D évan Rajendran Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Investigating practitioners' perceptions of the role of spirituality in osteopathic practice using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
There is a growing interest in a spiritual aspect to health and healthcare in many areas of medicine, but there has been little research that explores the potential spiritual aspect within osteopathic practice. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Simon Bacon, Chris A. Roe Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The beliefs and attitudes of UK registered osteopaths towards chronic pain and the management of chronic pain sufferers - A cross-sectional questionnaire based survey
This study investigated the beliefs and attitudes of UK registered osteopaths towards chronic pain and the management of chronic pain sufferers. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roy J.D. Macdonald, Paul Vaucher, Jorge E. Esteves Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Design and development of an e-learning programme: An illustrative commentary
E-learning is defined as the use of computer or other electronic devices and internet technologies to provide educational interventions aiming at enabling learning and improving performance [7,25]. E-learning is an effective teaching method in health professions: two systematic reviews with meta-analysis demonstrated that e-learning is associated with large positive effects compared with no intervention and e-learning's effectiveness is similar to traditional instructional methods [2]. E-learning is used in a range of learning contexts such as higher education [13,14] and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) [22,25]. ...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel, Annette Bishop Source Type: research

Design and development of an e-learning programme: An illustrative commentary author names and affiliations
E-learning is defined as the use of computer or other electronic devices and internet technologies to provide educational interventions aiming at enabling learning and improving performance [7,25[7,25]. E-learning is an effective teaching method in health professions: two systematic reviews with meta-analysis demonstrated that e-learning is associated with large positive effects compared with no intervention and e-learning's effectiveness is similar to traditional instructional methods [2]. E-learning is used in a range of learning contexts such as higher education [13,14] and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) [22,...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel, Annette Bishop Source Type: research

Identification of prognostic factors and assessment methods on the evaluation of non-specific low back pain in a biopsychosocial environment: A scoping review
85% of all LBP presentations can be classified as from non-specific causes (NSLBP) [1] where joints, discs and connective tissues may be contributing to symptoms but no specific tissues can be identified as causing the symptoms [2]. However, prior models of back pain were more biomedically orientated leading patient management to be informed by a biomedical approach that is still being used by many manual therapists [3]. In recognition of the lack of structural causes and acknowledging the predictive role of psychosocial factors, current guidance suggests the use of a biopsychosocial (BPS) model for LBP [4]. (Source: Inter...
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel, Annette Bishop Tags: Review Source Type: research

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This book is primarily aimed at student and qualified manual therapists, including osteopaths, with and without experience of working with persons presenting with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The authors have written for those with some prior knowledge of neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and pathology, particularly of the head, neck and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As a qualified osteopath, with some experience of working with persons with TMD, I found this book highly informative and easy to ‘dip into’ to retrieve information. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peter Simpson Tags: Book review Source Type: research

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The author is a practising osteopath, lecturer and researcher, with a wealth of clinical experience. He has a research background specialising in chronic pain, and is well aware of the tensions between research and practice. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robert Shaw Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

University College of Osteopathy students' attitudes towards psychosocial risk factors and non-specific low back pain: A qualitative study
The aim of this study was to explore University College of Osteopathy (UCO)students' attitudes, beliefs and opinions towards psychosocial (PS) factors when treating patients presenting with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP). (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tristan Paul Eric Delion, Jerry Draper-Rodi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Commentary: Does my patient have statin associated muscle symptoms (SAMS)?
Over time, the patient cohort considered suitable for HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) has broadened considerably. Research highlights that the benefits and harm produced by statins can vary in different populations (e.g. the elderly, females etc.) with various research indicating it may be linked to an increased risk of muscle damage and myalgia in certain populations. The incidence of muscle pain and other muscle symptoms, such as weakness, cramps and loss of stamina have been reported in the literature. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leo Di Giorgio, Michael Fleischmann Source Type: research