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 28th November, 2019 from 7-9pm. The group will be looking at clinical audit. Read more
The next meeting of the Haywards Heath research hub will take place on Tuesday 12th November, 2019 from 7-9pm. The topic selected for the meeting is the evidence for the use of strapping and other taping techniques in clinical practice. A summary of the papers to be discussed at the meting can be found here. Read more
This study by staff and students at the European School of Osteopathy explored how decision-making is shared by patients and osteopathy students. Shared decision-making is associated with increased patient engagement, and improved satisfaction. The researchers used a validated scale to assess the extent that osteopathy students involved patients in decision-making, transcribing 35.5 hours of data from 30 patient-student encounters. Read more
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