40 participants (20 with cervical headache, 20 asymptomatic) were assessed in this single-blinded trial. Tenderness was assessed in the suboccipital, temporal, frontal, masseter, upper trapezius, levator scapula, and sternocleidomastoid muscle insertions. Passive cervical mobility was also assessed, and headache pattern (intensity, frequency, and duration) were noted. Read more
The conference will be on 29th June – 1st July at the de Vere Hotel in Reading.
The theme is “The Phenomenon of Osteopathy”, and will include sessions on “navigating the CPD jungle: enquiry and evidence for cranial osteopaths”, case reviews, and practice management. Read more
Dobson D, Lucassen PLBJ, Miller JJ, Vlieger AM, Prescott P, Lewith G. Manipulative therapies for infantile colic. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004796. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004796.pub2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004796.pub2/abstract
Jäkel A, von Hauenschild P. A systematic review to evaluate the clinical benefits of craniosacral therapy. Read more
Some collected research of interest to osteopaths and manual therapists, organised into themes.
Adjunctive treatments including yoga, mindfulness and qi gong, Alexander technique, t’ai chi, and acupuncture.
The first major piece of work that NCOR’s Centre for Reviews and Summaries undertook was a systematic review of manual therapies in the treatment of babies and children. This was published in BMJ Open in January 2018, and is available at http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/1/e019040. Read more
Papers associated with the United Kingdom Back Pain Exercise and Manipulation (BEAM) trial
Brealey S, Burton K, Coulton S, et al. UK Back pain Exercise And Manipulation (UK BEAM) trial–national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN32683578]. Read more