The latest news for osteopaths and manual therapists. If you prefer, you can filter by the following categories: Snapshot Summaries from our Centre for Reviews and Summaries; events; research hubs including Bristol, Exeter, Haywards Heath and Leeds. We also occasionally post summaries of articles that appear in The Osteopath and Osteopathy Today magazines. There is also an archive of our old monthly bulletins.
Touch can take place in many forms in society. In some cases it is part of clinical practice when patients are examined as part of a consultation. A new research study exploring views on touch, the Touch Test, commissioned by a partnership between the Wellcome Collection and BBC Radio 4, is being conducted by psychologists at Goldsmiths, University of London. Read more
The next meeting of the Leeds research group will be held on Tuesday 4th February, 2020 from 6.30-8.30pm. The topic selected for the meeting is how the management of joint and spine problems/conditions can be supported with nutritional supplementation. The papers for discussion at the meeting can be found here. Read more
Providing clear information about available options during maternity care is very important for pregnant women. This is particularly important when considering what action to take when pregnancy becomes overdue. Current practice in the United Kingdom (UK) based on guidelines on inducing labour (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg70) advocates avoiding a pregnancy lasting longer than 42 weeks (known as a prolonged pregnancy). Read more
25th – 29th November, 2019 is Clinical Audit Awareness week. Have you considered conducting a clinical audit in your practice? Clinical audit is often confused with just collecting data but it is about measuring an aspect of your care delivery or your practice’s performance against a standard. Read more