Articles related toNMM/OMT

Osteopathic manipulative treatment of patients with chronic low back pain in the United States: a retrospective cohort study

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, FACPM; Samuel Moore, BS; Kassidy Fix, BS; Lillian Gowen Blair, MS; and Khanh Ta, BS
This study analyzes the factors associated with OMT use and its outcomes when integrated within the overall medical care for chronic low back pain provided by osteopathic physicians in the United States.
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Does the osteopathic pedal pump reduce lower limb volume in healthy subjects?

Jill S. Adams, BS; Sahil H. Parikh, BS; Brandon J. Goodwin, BA; and Donald R. Noll, DO, FACOI
Lymphatic treatments are gentle and passive techniques believed to enhance movement of lymph back into the central circulatory system. Animal studies provide supportive evidence, yet there are few studies in humans. The study investigates whether the osteopathic pedal pump protocol reduces volume in the lower limbs of healthy subjects.
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Enabling health potential: exploring nonlinear and complex results of osteopathic manual medicine through complex systems theory

Leslie M. Ching, DO; Bruce A. Benjamin, PhD; Edward G. Stiles, DO; and Harriet H. Shaw, DO
In this paper, complex systems theory is explored as a paradigm to understand how the body works, how it breaks down biomechanically and physiologically, how disease states can be viewed from a systems perspective, and how osteopathic manipulative medicine may interact with the complex adaptive system of the body to change entrenched neurologic patterns and improve patients’ potential for health.
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Connecting the dots: alterations in bioelectric activity at acupuncture Ting (Jing-Well) points following CV4 cranial manipulation

Jan T. Hendryx, MS, DO; Ashok Kannan, DO; Jessica Prashad, MMS; and Karl Falk, DO
By measuring specific electrical parameters at acupuncture points that have been shown to correlate with autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity, the objectives of this study were to: (1) determine if compression of the fourth ventricle (CV4) has any influence on the bioelectric properties of the acupuncture meridian system; and (2) determine if CV4 affects the ANS.
J Osteopath Med; 123(3): 151-158

Impact of osteopathic manipulative techniques on the management of dizziness caused by neuro-otologic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis

Yasir Rehman, MD, MSc; Jonathon Kirsch, DO; Mary Ying-Fang Wang, PhD; Hannah Ferguson, M.OSM; Jonathan Bingham, BS; Barbara Senger, BS; Susan E. Swogger, MLIS; Robert Johnston, M.OSM; and Karen T. Snider, DO
The authors aimed to systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment and analogous techniques in the treatment of dizziness.
J Osteopath Med; 123(2): 91-101

Concussion-related visual memory and reaction time impairment in college athletes improved after osteopathic manipulative medicine: a randomized clinical trial

Jayme D. Mancini, DO, PhD; Nicole Angelo, DO, MS; Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO; Patricia Kooyman, DO; and Sheldon Yao, DO
The objective of this study was to assess the presence of and recovery from new-onset impairments in concussions among college athletes receiving osteopathic manipulative medicine.
J Osteopath Med; 123(1): 31-38

Osteopathic manipulative treatment use among family medicine residents in a teaching clinic

Garrett Caldwell, DO; Leezanne Zeng, DO; Jennifer Kaufman, DO; and Joel Bates, DO
The objective of this study is to quantify how often osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was performed by residents in an osteopathically recognized family medicine training clinic and to identify the perceived barriers to performing OMT.
J Osteopath Med; 122(10): 517-520

Cranial osteopathic techniques and electroencephalogram (EEG) alpha power: a controlled crossover trial

Mattia Cella, MSc, DO; Eric Acella, MSc, DO; Alessandro Aquino, MSc, DO; and Viviana Pisa, PhD
This study aims to determine whether the sacral technique, compared to the compression of the fourth ventricle technique, can affect brain alpha-band power as an indicator of a neurophysiological connection between the occiput and sacrum.
J Osteopath Med; 122(8): 401-409

Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment vs. osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on Parkinsonian gait

Zachary T. Terrell, MS; Sarah C. Moudy, PhD; Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD; and Rita M. Patterson, PhD
This study aims to determine whether a single session of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or OMT + osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine can improve the gait of individuals with Parkinson’s disease by addressing joint restrictions in the sagittal plane and by increasing range of motion in the lower limb.
J Osteopath Med; 122(5): 243-251

Retention of tissue texture change after cervical muscle energy and high velocity low amplitude intervention: implications for treatment intervals

Precious L. Barnes, DO, MS, MS; Frank J. Casella, BS; Hilda Lai, MS; Olavi Airaksinen, MD, PhD; and Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO, FNAOME
When choosing to incorporate osteopathic manipulative treatment into a patient’s care, the risk-to-benefit ratio, the choice of treatment technique, as well as the frequency of treatments are always taken into consideration. This study compared two treatment modalities — muscle energy and high-velocity low-amplitude postcervical treatment — to determine whether a significant change in cervical hysteresis would be observed after each treatment regardless of a short treatment interval.
J Osteopath Med; 122(4): 203-209