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International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
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  • Identification of prognostic factors and assessment methods on the
           evaluation of non-specific low back pain in a biopsychosocial environment:
           A scoping review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 July 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic MedicineAuthor(s): Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel, Annette Bishop
  • Temporomandibular disorders: Manual therapy, exercise and needling, Cesar
           Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Juan Mesa-Jimenez (Eds.). Handspring Publishing
           (February 2018), ISBN: 978-1-909141-80-3
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic MedicineAuthor(s): Peter Simpson
  • A case for the International Classification of Disease (ICD)
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Kylie Fitzgerald
  • The challenges and opportunities of using patient reported outcome
           measures (PROMs) in clinical practice
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Michael Fleischmann, Brett VaughanAbstractFrom the standpoint of the healthcare provider, multiple contributors to a patients' clinical presentation, difficulty with translating research trials into one's practice, conflicting clinical practice guidelines, and an ever-increasing volume of literature compounds the difficulty for clinicians to determine best care, which addresses the biological, psychological and sociological health domains. If clinicians are adopting a patient centred model of care – routine use of validated patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) which elicit patients' views of their symptoms, their functional status, their health-related quality of life (HRQoL), all of which encompass several domains – are paramount. This commentary advocates for the use of PROMs on a wider scale than is currently described in the literature. Background information on PROMs is provided along with suggesting important questions to ask as a clinician when implementing these in practice. The current commentary addresses these questions and describes the implementation of PROMs using published case studies that describe osteopathy management for a variety of conditions.
  • Attitudes and self-reported practices of New Zealand osteopaths to
           exercise consultation
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Ritisha A. Mistry, Catherine J. Bacon, Robert W. MoranAbstractBackgroundExercise-based interventions are commonly utilised within many healthcare modalities, although their role in New Zealand (NZ) osteopathy is unclear.ObjectivesInvestigate osteopaths' attitudes and practices of exercise consultation, in the context of general health and wellbeing (GH) and specific medical conditions (SMC); and identify factors associated with these practices and attitudes.MethodsCross-sectional survey of NZ practicing osteopaths.ResultsResponse rate was 38% (n = 125/332). Degree of positive attitude towards advice for GH, 75 ± 9% (mean ± SD), and prescription for SMC, 73 ± 6%, were similar. The most commonly reported exercise consultation provided was advice for SMC (75 ± 24%), followed by advice for GH (63 ± 30%), prescription for SMC (63 ± 30%) and for GH (52 ± 32%). Practices of exercise consultation were associated with positive attitudes (p 
  • The attitudes and beliefs of UK osteopaths towards the management of low
           back pain: A cross-sectional study
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Avishag Bar-Zaccay, Daniel BaileyAbstractObjectivesTo assess the biomedical (BM) and biopsychosocial (BM) attitudes and beliefs of osteopaths towards the management of low back pain (LBP) and whether this is associated with certain demographic variables.MethodsA cross-sectional survey of UK osteopaths was undertaken utilising the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists (PABS.PT), which assesses practitioners' treatment orientation (BPS or BM) in LBP management. A demographic questionnaire was used to assess the relationship with certain demographic variables.ResultsResponses were analysed from 107 osteopaths. The mean PABS.PT score for the BM scale was 32.41 (SD 6.32) and 31.99 (SD 4.09) for the BPS scale. There was a statistically significant, negative correlation between the scales. Most osteopaths recognised stress as a contributing factor to LBP and believed in the benefits of exercise for LBP but had diverse views regarding the relationships between pain and tissue damage. None of the demographic variables were associated with the PABS.PT scales.ConclusionOsteopaths' beliefs may indicate an acceptance of the BPS approach, but some still hold strong BM beliefs about pain, which may influence their clinical decision making. Future studies should investigate the impact of osteopaths’ beliefs on their clinical management of LBP.
  • Osteopathic clinical reasoning: An ethnographic study of perceptual
           diagnostic judgments, and metacognition
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Cindy McIntyre, Judith Lathlean, Jorge E. EstevesAbstractBackgroundClinical reasoning has been widely researched in the health sciences; however, in osteopathy it is still in its relative infancy.ObjectiveTo explore the moment by moment clinical reasoning processes of an osteopath whilst with patients, to understand the role of perceptual diagnostic judgments, and metacognitive processes.MethodA qualitative interpretive study with a novel narrative method as an organising structure: the moment by moment thought processes of a single osteopath were recorded and transformed into descriptions of the interactions with patients. The descriptive texts were expanded into narratives using autoethnography and reflective practice. Narratives were then analysed using methods originating from grounded theory.ResultsOur interpretations indicate that osteopaths establish a multisensory construct during clinical reasoning which enables both analytic and intuitive decision-making strategies. Clinical reasoning was monitored by a variety of metacognitive processes, including intuitive discernments such as feeling that a decision is correct, and the judgment that there is sufficient information to make that decision.ConclusionsThis is the first study to explore the subjective moment by moment clinical reasoning and decision-making strategies of an osteopath whilst with patients. It suggests that perceptual diagnostic judgments are multisensory and include mental and visual imagery, and embodied senses. These enable analytic and intuitive diagnostic strategies that are accompanied by persistent metacognitive processes during the consultation, which guide the practitioner's decision strategies.
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment for post mastectomy pain: A case report
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): H. Fred Downey
  • Clinical reasoning in osteopathy: Experiences of novice and experienced
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Lachlan King, Suenje Kremser, Phil Deam, Joe Henry, Dane Reid, Paul Orrock, Sandra GraceAbstractBackgroundA number of clinical reasoning models, including hypothetico-deductive, pattern recognition and narrative reasoning have been identified in both novice and experienced medical, nursing and allied health professionals. The aim of this project was to explore clinical reasoning in osteopathy from the perspectives of both experienced practitioners and novice practitioners.MethodsData were collected via semi-structured interviews that encouraged practitioners to reflect on the clinical reasoning processes they used in response to two case studies. Interviews were transcribed and analysed to identify key themes.ResultsTwo themes emerged: (1) that experienced and novice osteopaths demonstrated different approaches to clinical reasoning, and (2) that experiential findings (e.g. from observation and palpatory findings derived from having direct contact with the patient) were integral to clinical reasoning in osteopathy.ConclusionThe results of this study suggest that clinical reasoning in osteopathy is similar to that of other health professions in that deep understanding of clinical applications and clinical experience were key factors in developing sophisticated clinical reasoning processes. However, clinical reasoning in osteopathy, unlike many other health professions, relies on experiential findings resulting from direct observation and palpatory contact with the patient. Clinical reasoning that relies on subjective experiential findings requires further investigation.
  • Barriers to identifying mood disorders in clients by New Zealand
           osteopaths: Findings of a thematic analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Dianne E. RoyAbstractBackgroundA majority of patients with uncomplicated mood disorders are managed in the primary care setting. The link between psychological issues and musculoskeletal pain has been well established. Therefore, osteopaths are potentially well placed to in early identification and management of mood disorders. Hence, understanding barriers to identification of mood disorders by osteopaths may be important to improve clinical outcomes, yet little is known about this phenomenon.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to explore the major barriers experienced by a sample of New Zealand osteopaths in managing patients with mood disorders.MethodsThis study was a descriptive explorative survey, using mixed methodology study design. This paper reports the qualitative findings.ParticipantsUsing convenience sampling, a total of 216 New Zealand registered osteopaths whose email addresses was publicly available were invited to complete the online survey.Data analysisThematic analysis was the method of choice to analyse the qualitative data.FindingsThematic analysis revealed three primary categories namely boundaries of practice, client barriers and competency requirements. Six themes related to the three primary categories were also identified that acted as barriers in managing clients with mood disorders by osteopaths in New Zealand.ConclusionOur study found that the three primary categories not only were interrelated but also drove each other. Respondents’ professional identity combined with their therapeutic approach and lack of education created important barriers in identifying and managing clients with mood disorders. Future studies involving interviews are required to further articulate and clarify our study findings.
  • Evidence, alternative facts and narrative: A personal reflection on
           person-centred care and the role of stories in healthcare
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Stephen Tyreman
  • The Lancet Low Back pain series: A call to action for osteopathy'
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Philip Austin, Sandra Grace, Daniel Orchard, Paul Orrock, Michael Fleischmann
  • Letter to the editor on Holism in Osteopathy - Bridging the gap between
           concept and practice: A grounded theory study
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Robert Morelli
  • An exploration of osteopaths' views and experiences regarding the
           identification of, and provision of advice for, urinary incontinence in
           women: A qualitative study using framework analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 28Author(s): Maria Robinson, Sarah L. Ford, Linda B. GoodmanAbstractBackgroundUrinary incontinence (UI) may be defined as a storage symptom of the lower urinary tract resulting in the involuntary loss of urine. UI is common in women, but many of those affected do not mention symptoms to healthcare providers. The prevalence of the condition makes it likely that a large proportion of women attending for osteopathic care will be affected by symptoms of UI. It is not known whether osteopaths routinely ask about urinary UI, or provide advice.AimThe primary aim of this research was to explore osteopaths’ views and experiences regarding the identification of UI in women.MethodsThis research was undertaken as an exploratory, qualitative study. A purposive sample of 11 osteopaths participated in semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed using a framework approach.FindingsA wide variation in views and experience of identifying and providing advice for urinary incontinence in women was found. Identification of UI occurred either by practitioners asking about symptoms; by following up on comments or observations; or, by patient led discussions.ConclusionsThis study has identified barriers to discussing UI in routine osteopathic consultations. UI is common in women and those affected are often reluctant to seek help. Women can be helped to improve their symptoms if they are given appropriate advice. More awareness of the condition and appropriate advice may encourage more osteopaths to consider UI as part of routine care.
  • Chronic Pain: A Resource for Effective Manual Therapy, Phil Austin.
           Handspring Publishing (October 2017), ISBN: 978-1-909141-51-3
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic MedicineAuthor(s): Robert Shaw
  • Commentary: Does my patient have statin associated muscle symptoms
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 May 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic MedicineAuthor(s): Leo Di Giorgio, Michael FleischmannAbstractOver time, the patient cohort considered suitable for HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) has broadened considerably. Research highlights that the benefits and harms from statins can vary in different populations (e.g. the elderly, females etc.) and indicating it may be linked to an increased risk of muscle damage and myalgia in certain populations. The incidence of muscle pain and other muscle symptoms, such as weakness, cramps and loss of stamina have been reported in the literature. Studies have indicated that the prevalence of myalgia in statin therapy ranges from 1% in clinical studies to 25% in clinical reports. It is likely that osteopaths will see patients who are taking statins and present with muscle pain or loss of function. Osteopaths ought to consider how to evaluate whether or not the patient's muscular complaint is in fact caused by statins. This article reviews identified statin associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), which patients may be at risk of them and proposes a method of identifying these patients in osteopathic practice.
  • University College of Osteopathy students' attitudes towards psychosocial
           risk factors and non-specific low back pain: A qualitative study
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 May 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic MedicineAuthor(s): Tristan Paul Eric Delion, Jerry Draper-RodiAbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to explore University College of Osteopathy (UCO)students' attitudes, beliefs and opinions towards psychosocial (PS) factors when treating patients presenting with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP).MethodsA qualitative research design with elements of grounded theory was used. Nine final year UCO students were recruited and interviewed at the UCO teaching centre. Data collection and analysis occurred simultaneously through the constant comparative method of analysis.ResultsThree main themes emerged from the data analysis: 1) Definition and interpretation of PS factors towards NSLBP; 2) Assessment and management of PS factors; 3) Competence and difficulties towards PS factors.ConclusionsThe level of understanding was homogeneous amongst the participants on the understanding of PS factors and their role in a NSLBP presentation. They assessed for PS factors throughout the case history and tend to rely on their instincts. Two types of strategies towards the PS factors management were identified. However, lack of clinical experience and lack of training on the management of PS factors were identified as the main barriers encountered by students when treating patient with NSLBP.
  • Work-related musculoskeletal injuries among Australian osteopaths: A
           preliminary investigation
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Gopi Anne McLeod, Michael Murphy, Te Marana Henare, Bernadette DlabikAbstractBackgroundWork-related musculoskeletal injury (WRMI) is a significant risk factor for registered manual therapists, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors. The physically demanding nature of manual therapy has been identified as the common factor in WRMIs among these professions. There is currently no available literature on the prevalence of WRMIs among osteopaths.ObjectiveThis research sought to collect preliminary data to establish the prevalence and characteristics of WRMIs among Australian osteopaths; including body area injured, risk factors and strategies used to manage injury.MethodRegistered osteopaths, who were members of the professional association Osteopathy Australia, were invited to participate via an online survey.ResultsA total of 160 surveys were completed. The incidence of WRMI was high, with 58% of respondents having sustained one or more injuries. Results indicated that the wrist and the fingers are the most frequently injured areas (41%), while the least injured body part was the knee (1.1%). Performing repetitive tasks accounted for 52% of injuries, followed by performing manipulative techniques (23%). Working too many hours per week (43%) and fatigue (38%) were the main factors contributing to injury.ConclusionsThe findings highlight the risk to osteopaths of sustaining musculoskeletal injuries while working in clinical practice.
  • ‘I just don't have the tools’ - Italian osteopaths' attitudes and
           beliefs about the management of patients with chronic pain: A qualitative
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Andrea Formica, Oliver P. Thomson, Jorge E. EstevesAbstractObjectivesChronic pain is a complex and challenging problem for manual therapists, such as osteopaths, especially in identifying and managing the multiplicity of psychosocial factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This study explored Italian osteopaths' attitudes and beliefs towards chronic pain, particularly their understanding of the biomedical and biopsychosocial (BPS) dimensions of chronic pain, and the role they play in their clinical practice.MethodsA qualitative study was conducted using in-depth semi-structured interviews. A purposive sample of 11 osteopaths practising in Italy was recruited from a poster advert sent to 8 Italian osteopathic schools. Interview data were transcribed verbatim and interpreted using a constructivist approach to grounded theory as a framework for data collection, analysis, and conceptualisation.ResultsThree themes were constructed from the data: 1) process of patient evaluation; 2) professional view; 3) developing professional knowledge.ConclusionsOsteopaths displayed a greater orientation towards the biomedical dimensions of chronic pain than dimensions associated with the BPS model. Although the importance of the BPS model has been recognised as part of the osteopathic philosophy of clinical practice and the role of psychosocial factors (PS) are considered important in pain experience, the osteopaths included in this study highlighted a lack of knowledge and skills to assess and address psychosocial risk factors in the management of long term pain sufferers. These findings indicate the need for osteopaths to acquire additional skills and knowledge in professional training programs to develop a more operational holistic view in managing chronic pain sufferers.
  • Core competencies in osteopathy: Italian register of osteopaths proposal
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Paola Sciomachen, Chiara Arienti, Andrea Bergna, Carmine Castagna, Giacomo Consorti, Antonella Lotti, Christian Lunghi, Marco Tramontano, Mauro Longobardi
  • Nociception, pain, neuroplasticity and the practice of Osteopathic
           Manipulative Medicine
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): René Pelletier, Daniel Bourbonnais, Johanne HigginsAbstractThere is a growing body of evidence that chronic musculoskeletal injuries are associated with neurophysiological changes in distributed areas of the central nervous system. Traditionally a biomedical model based upon the belief that structural injury to anatomical structures was the sole driver of the condition has guided interventions. In osteopathy, the concept of somatic dysfunction has been the predominant model guiding clinical practice where areas of dysfunction are believed to result from mechanical restrictions that impact normal physiological function. However, despite these models, chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as chronic low back pain remain a challenge for osteopaths and other health care providers. The present article reviews the neurophysiological changes associated with chronic musculoskeletal disorders specifically in the sensorimotor and cognitive-affective-motivational areas of the brain. These neurophysiological changes appear to be part of the pathophysiological process, and are consistent with many of the clinical findings associated with chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Recommendations, inspired by evidence of neurophysiological effects of manual therapy, pain science, and principles driving neuroplastic changes deriving from human and animal studies, are made for osteopathic treatment of chronic musculoskeletal disorders to address these neurophysiological changes. Patient-osteopath interactions may help reconceptualise beliefs and cognitions, may alter behavioural responses, and engage forebrain structures tapping into self-regulatory and homeostatic processes. Neurophysiological effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment may also help renormalize properties and organisation in cortical sensorimotor areas and impact the autonomic nervous system.
  • Clinical reasoning for complex cervical spine conditions
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Duncan Reid, Trudy Rebbeck, Christopher McCarthyAbstractClinical reasoning is at the cornerstone of clinical practice. Case studies are not viewed as highly in the evidence hierarchy as randomised controlled trials but they provide valuable insights into individual cases and clinicians often relate well to these as there are parallels with patients they see in their own clinics. This master class presents three cases related to cervical spine pathologies as assessed or managed by three physiotherapists. These therapist are experienced clinicians and academics and bring their expertise of both worlds (clinical and academic) to these cases providing an overview of the case, followed by their interpretation and rationale for care with their clinical reasoning insights. The cases where originally presented at a recent international physiotherapy conference and reworked for journal publication.
  • Clinical versus radiological findings: A paradox in diagnosing minor
           hamstring injuries
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Ashokan ArumugamAbstractHamstring injuries occur commonly in athletes participating in sports that require sprinting/high velocity running, kicking a ball or agility. In the first instance, clinical assessment and management play a pivotal role in managing these injuries. Radiological investigations such as ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are also recommended to confirm one or more parameters related to hamstring injury (the location, length, cross-sectional area, volume, edema, hemorrhage, etc.) and predicting return-to-play. However, hamstring injuries that are minor in nature, diagnosed clinically, may not be discernible on conventional US or MRI in some cases. Certain reasons for these paradoxical (clinical vs. radiological) findings may include pain referral to the posterior thigh from lumbosacral dysfunction or sciatic nerve pathoneurodynamics. Conversely, minor hamstring injuries might remain indiscernible within the threshold of conventional MRI sensitivity. To date, there is neither clear consensus on a standardized criteria nor strong evidence for using MRI to prognosticate return-to-play following hamstring injuries. This paper briefly discusses the controversy between contradicting clinical and radiological findings encountered by clinicians in the diagnosis of minor hamstring injuries. If posterior thigh pain appears with clinical signs and symptoms of a minor hamstring injury without pain referral from neighboring structures, but presents with negative findings on US or MRI, the diagnosis remains a challenge. However, such conditions are pragmatically treated as (nonstructural) hamstring injuries unless certain differential diagnoses can be established.
  • Pre-entry qualifications as predictors of success in first year
           osteopathic education
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2018Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): Sue Palfreyman, Jayne Mercier, Tim FriedlanderAdmission criteria for osteopathic programmes often include sciences, but research into the value of pre-entry science as a predictor of success in osteopathic education is limited. Furthermore, the literature suggests that the relationship between pre-admission science qualifications and success in studying other healthcare disciplines is unclear.This mixed methods study explored the relationship between pre-admission academic qualifications and subsequent performance in an osteopathic education programme in New Zealand.Previous study of Biology conferred a moderate advantage in terms of success in the first semester, but there was no significant correlation at the end of the first year. Other sciences did not appear to confer a benefit on performance in the programme. Participants' experiences supported this finding. Confidence in at least one aspect of their studies was identified by participants as being important: this confidence could stem from prior science studies, transferable skills from other studies, or more abstract factors such as interpersonal skills.The authors present a model, hypothesising that personal qualities can act as mediators of success within the programme. Caution should be applied in relying too heavily on preadmission sciences and consideration of other factors may help to broaden participation in osteopathic education.
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