“...osteopathic manipulation treatment seems to be a valid and effective instrument for the treatment of a series of pathologies such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, spinal cord lesions, myofascial graft point, migraine, GI tract dysfunctions, and depression.” (Buscemi et al, 2020)
Premier John Horgan, Minister Adrian Dix, Minister Ravi Kahlon and Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that the province is transitioning gradually to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan on July 1, 2021. This means that BC will be changing its focus from Covid-19 safety plans to communicable disease prevention.
Osteopathic Practitioners are still expected to take reasonable steps to manage health and safety for everyone in their practice environment.
There are only a few osteopaths* in Africa, as for example in Kenya there are four. Luckily one of them introduced osteopathy into charitable Medical Expeditions to villages that lack regular access to medical care. The charity is called Divinity Foundation (not associated with any church) and is led by the British-Kenyan citizen Navdeep “Nav” Matharu.
I participated in two such expeditions and was amazed by the amount of help provided, and by the amount of kindness...
The OIA Board of Directors is proud to offer The OIA Global Report: Global Review of Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy 2020. This report is an update of our 2013 Global Report and illustrates the growth of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy in the past seven years.
The report is presented in four parts:
Summary Document: Provides the highlights of the full report
Part I: The Status of Osteopathic Healthcare Worldwide – A Survey of OIA Members
Part II: A Profile of Osteopathic Healthcare – A Review of Literature
Part III: Osteopathy Evidence and Safety Summary
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The report Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine – a Global View of Practice, Patients, Education and the Contribution to Healthcare Delivery is available to download at https://oialliance.org/resources/oia-status-report/.