12th International Osteopathic Symposium in Nantes: management of chronic pain

The 12th International Osteopathic Symposium in Nantes organized by IdHEO will take place on the 15th-16th of March 2019. The topic will be “Management of chronic pain: emerging concepts and multidisciplinarity”

The scientific committee will chose studies that present innovative research that can have an impact on the osteopathic profession. Read more

Pericranial tenderness in females with episodic cervical headache

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

Factors influencing osteopaths’ relationship with evidence based practice

370 respondents completed a version of the JQ37 questionnaire adapted for the osteopathic profession. Generally UK osteopaths were interested in improving the skills needed to implement evidence-based practice. However, respondents did not search databases for current literatue, or use available practice guidelines, believing guidelines to be inapplicable to osteopathic patients. Read more