Bad apples in the news

Two recent news stories have drawn attention to research suggesting that the location of subcutaneous and visceral fat deposists might be significant. Being “apple shaped” — carrying fat around the midriff — is associated with serious illness in post-menopausal women, but the picture for men might be more complicated. Read more

Psychological influence on knee and hip movement after cruciate ligament repair

The authors of this study examined psychological readiness to return to sport in 18 athletes after surgical repair of the anterior cruciate ligament. They also measure strength and single-leg landing biomechanics.

Greater movement of the knee in the frontal plane, and lower movement of the hip in the same plane, were associated with a greater readiness to return to sport. Read more

Patient experiences of osteopathic manipulative treatment

The authors reviewed 16 papers for this study, including both quantitative and qualitative research. The quantitative papers used various tools to record satisfaction and expectation levels, showing mainly positive responses from patients. They summarise the qualitative research as revealing that patients consider osteopathic manipulative treatment to be be patient-centred, holistic, and thorough. Read more