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The IVM remains the Elephant in the Room?

Started by Donald Scott in Osteopathic Principles and Practice. Last reply by Donald Scott 9 hours ago. 17 Replies

The discussion within the osteopathic community on this topic gets aired every so often. It has been some time since the last one. Can we tell if somehow the division is narrowing between those who feel there is merit in this approach and those who…Continue

Tags: Sutherland, W.G., 'IVM'

Chronic pain, not just an issue of central sensitisation.

Started by Robert Cartwright in General. Last reply by Robert Cartwright 22 hours ago. 8 Replies

I read this interesting article from Medscape http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/782564 new research has found that chronic pain isn't just central sensitisation.  With newly…Continue

Tags: pain, chronic, biopsychosocial

definition of consent

Started by Paul mcquade in General. Last reply by gary lutz on Sunday. 7 Replies

Consent appears to be back in fashion (perhaps a contraversial choice of term) and giving the patient 'informed consent'. A recent survey of my clients regards consent/ risk factors etc when visiting their GP turned up no surprises. Not one given a…Continue

Haemochromatosis - Hematomacrosis - Hemotomacrosis - Iron Overload

Started by Shivaun Riley in Seeking Other Practitioner Opinions. Last reply by george tseng on Sunday. 9 Replies

Hi,Anyone have an osteopathic view on iron overload diseases?Patient has started on a course of venesection to bring ferritin levels down and has been diagnosed with genetic testing.What support can the osteopath offer?Is there anything in the old…Continue

Invitation to tender - advanced clinical practice in osteopathy

Started by Ben Katz in General. Last reply by gary lutz Apr 7. 22 Replies

Hi everyoneIt's been quite a while since I've posted on here but I'm hoping someone might be able to help me find a suitably objective researcher to investigate whether we need more infrastructure around advanced clinical practice in…Continue

osteopathic treatment for deep vein thrombosis. to treat or leave alone

Started by amanda moore in General. Last reply by gary lutz Apr 7. 6 Replies

My partner has the above, onset 10 days ago in left calf i suspect it has now moved to the groin. He is in alot of pain unless he stays still. The leg is swollen hard, red & hot.He is on warfarin and has been in hospital having anti coag…Continue

Is Applied Nutrition Essential for Effective Osteopathic Practice?

Started by Donald Scott in Osteopathic Principles and Practice. Last reply by Shivaun Riley Apr 6. 7 Replies

Tom Dummer asked osteopathic students to, “make a full and serious study of homeostasis from a modern point of view.” Homeostasis describes all of the complex internal and external influences that comprise the human body. One of the first things we…Continue

Tags: Homeostasis, Biochemistry, Applied Nutrition

Revalidation, Revalidation, Revalidation.

Started by Donald Scott in Seeking Other Practitioner Opinions. Last reply by gary lutz Apr 6. 389 Replies

The first phase of the Revalidation project for osteopaths has been completed. The company KPMG has been assigned the task of both assessing and implementing what is effectively a trial on how best to keep osteopaths focused on providing effective…Continue

Tags: patient safety, KPMG, Shipman, Revalidation, Parkinson's Law

What Are the Most Useful Osteopathic Tests?

Started by Donald Scott in Osteopathic Principles and Practice. Last reply by gary lutz Apr 1. 115 Replies

What Are the Most Useful Osteopathic Tests?Each of us will regularly use a number of tests when examining patients, each test having a part to play in providing a complete diagnosis. Tests also help to evaluate a patient’s response to treatment, as…Continue

Tags: Yellow Flags, Clinical Assessment, Chapman's Reflexes, Abnormal Signs, Clinical Evaluation

 
 
 

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