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This course is designed to explore both theoretically and practically how osteopathic treatment can be applied to specific clinical conditions using an evidence-informed approach. This will be based on critical analysis of the latest published research relevant to osteopathy. More specifically we will discuss placebo, some neurological conditions, headaches and migraines, and chronic inflammatory conditions:
Placebo: We will discuss a recent systematic review that aimed to report how and what type of sham methods, dosage, operator characteristics, and patient types were used in osteopathic clinical trials and, eventually, assess sham clinical effectiveness with practical experiences.
Neurological conditions: We will study the effectiveness of osteopathy based on another recent systematic review.
Chronic inflammatory conditions: We will review the concept of inflammation in the light of current understanding of the biological mechanisms.
We will compare the effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Technique (OMT) with no treatment or sham therapy although scientific data remain elusive.
There will be practical sessions throughout the day.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the concept of placebo and touch in the light of recent scientific evidence.
- Develop osteopathic clinical competencies such as indirect and direct OMT based on available research, clinical evidence and plausible neuroscience models.
- Identify the key neurobiological elements to effectively treat and manage patients with a range of musculoskeletal and other diseases.