Osteopathic International Alliance
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Osteopathy and osteopathic medicine make a significant healthcare contribution
The report Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine – a Global View of Practice, Patients, Education and the
Contribution to Healthcare Delivery is available to download at www.oialliance.org
Osteopathy BC has developed some fantastic looking Osteopathic Brochures. These are available to order. Members receive special member pricing but they are available for non members too.
The CFO is now a member of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. The ISCMR has an Osteopathy Special Interest Group (SIG) which is based in Canada. The CFO membership means that if you are a full or student member of a provincial association that is part of the CFO you can get reduced rates on a personal membership to the ISCMR, the SIG, and any of their activities.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of osteopathic treatment and progressive muscular relaxation (PMR) exercises on patients with tension-type headache (TTH).
BACKGROUND: Relaxation is generally accepted as a treatment for TTH. Osteopathy is considered by some practitioners to be useful for headache management but there is limited scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness. This study compares relaxation and relaxation plus selected osteopathic techniques in the treatment of people with TTH.
The source of your symptoms may not be what you think
The word osteopathy originates from the two Greek words “osteone,” which means structure, and “pathos,” which means pain. Osteopathic treatment is based on the concept that the structure of the body affects how it will function and that it functions as a unified whole. In other words, if there is a problem or restriction in one part of the body, then all the other parts are affected in some way and often there is pain. Osteopathy uses gentle, manual techniques to release these restrictions so normal function can ensue and the pain is decreased or eliminated.