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  NCOR talk on osteopathic relevant research and the role of NCOR


Presentations on the adverse events studies 

The General Osteopathic Council, regulator of osteopathy in the United Kingdom, commissioned four research projects to investigate adverse events associated with osteopathic practice. We currently have presentations on two of these studies:


 Adverse Events in Manual Therapy (2009)

Adverse events associated with physical interventions in osteopathy and relevant manual therapies.

This study is a systematic review of published literature to investigate the risks associated with manual therapy. For more information visit the adverse events studies page.


 Trends in Complaints

Insurance claim trends and patient complaints to the profession’s regulator.

This study explored insurance claim trends and patient complaints to the profession’s regulator. For more information visit the adverse events studies page.



Other presentations on osteopathic research

 OPEn study

This presentation is on the Osteopathic Patient Expectations study. It was commissioned by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to gain a deeper understanding of patients’ expectations of osteopaths and osteopathic treatment, and the extent to which these are met. GOsC have more information here.


Presentations relating to clinical practice

 Management Strategies for Sciatica

This presentation is by Dr Nefyn Williams on management strategies for sciatica. The related publication is available on our Health Technology Assessment Programme page.


The following presentations were presented at the 9th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), held at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine from 14th-16th September 2012:

 Making Research Relevant to Everyday Practice (Sept 2012)

This presentation is by Dr Dawn Carnes, Director of NCOR, on making research relevant to every day practice.

 Profiling osteopathic practice in the UK using standardised data collection (Sept 2012)
This presentation is by Carol Fawkes, Research Development Officer of NCOR

 Survey of the OPEn Study (Sept 2012)