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Impact of osteopathic manipulative techniques on the management of dizziness caused by neuro-otologic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis
The authors aimed to systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment and analogous techniques in the treatment of dizziness.
Concussion-related visual memory and reaction time impairment in college athletes improved after osteopathic manipulative medicine: a randomized clinical trial
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.
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
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
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
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
Lymphatic osteopathic manipulative treatment reduces duration of deltoid soreness after Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 is one of the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19. Its most common side effect, injection site pain, occurs because of locally recruited inflammatory mediators and is mitigated by the lymphatic system. Side effects may discourage individuals from receiving vaccines; therefore, reducing the duration of injection site pain can promote vaccination compliance. Osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) can directly affect the physiology underlying muscle soreness; however, there is currently no literature that supports the use of OMT in this scenario. In this case report, an otherwise healthy male presented with acute left deltoid soreness after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Three hours after being treated with lymphatic OMT, the severity of the pain was significantly reduced and was alleviated 8 hours after onset in comparison to the median duration of 24–48 hours.
J Osteopath Med; 122(3): 153-157
Age-dependent dementia is a devastating disorder afflicting a growing older population. Although pharmacological agents improve symptoms of dementia, age-related comorbidities combined with adverse effects often outweigh their clinical benefits. Therefore, nonpharmacological therapies are being investigated as an alternative. In a previous pilot study, aged rats demonstrated improved spatial memory after osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine (OCMM) treatment. In this continuation of the aforementioned study, the authors examine the effect of OCMM on gene expression to elicit possible explanations for the improvement in spatial memory.
J Osteopath Med; 122(2): 95-103
Osteopathic manipulation treatments (OMTs) targeting identified somatic dysfunctions can correct structural asymmetries and malalignment, restoring the ability for proper compensation of stresses throughout the body. Little is currently known about the ability for OMTs to reduce gait asymmetries, thereby reducing the risk of injury, accelerated disease progression, and suboptimal recovery. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate whether osteopathic screening and treatment could alter movement and loading asymmetry during treadmill walking.
J Osteopath Med; 122(2): 85-94
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of a 27-Year-Old Man After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
J Osteopath Med; 106(6): 346-349