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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.

Reflecting on new models in osteopathy – it’s time for change

This piece by Deborah Smith takes a broad overview of the past, present and future of osteopathic practice. She explores current issues in the field, including the gradual erosion of “postural and structural diagnostic explanations”, the complexity of pain, and the “biopsychosocial” model. Smith then goes on to touch on “values-based practice” before presenting a proposed model for osteopathic reasoning, treatment, and care.

The full article is available online at https://www.journalofosteopathicmedicine.com/article/S1746-0689(18)30037-3/fulltext