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 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
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