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.
The next meeting of the Bristol research hub will take place on Thursday 26th September, 2019 from 7-9pm. The topic for the meeting is case-based discussion. Read more
Currently 25% of mothers enter pregnancy with pre-existing conditions including obesity, raised lipid levels or chronic hypertension. This can lead to pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. A Mediterranean style diet during pregnancy has been found to reduce weight gain and gestational diabetes. Read more
Public health campaigns have improved awareness of health risks, according to a large review funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Tobacco control campaigns have demonstrated cost-effectiveness, with only limited positive impact found from campaigns directed at drinking or eating behaviours. Read more
NCOR’s director Dr Dawn Carnes has produced a PowerPoint presentation packed full of information for osteopaths who are unsure what to say when giving presentations or providing materials to GPs and local groups.
The presentation is split into sections:
- What is osteopathy?
The National Institute for Health Research has released a review of physical activity and interventions to help clinicians and health service commissioners determine what works, and what doesn’t.
The review summarises evidence from over 50 published and ongoing studies, and is divided into interventions targeting pre-school and school-age children, adults, the workplace, and the elderly. Read more
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
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