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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.
About the course leader
Dr. Francesco Cerritelli is a neuroscientist and osteopath DO with broad interests in osteopathic and touch research, neuroscience and health science focusing on interdisciplinary aspects of evidence based medicine. Francesco has published several scientific papers in this field. In 2008 he founded the European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine (EBOM), a non-profit research association then transformed into a not-for-profit foundation named C.O.M.E. Collaboration in 2014. Between 2009 and 2014 Francesco was appointed head of research at A.I.O.T. and was assigned to teach neuroscience in the same institution. In 2011 Francesco attended the Master in Public Health course at Imperial College London and in 2018 obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at university of Chieti-Pescara focusing on fMRI and the interoceptive aspect of osteopathy.
Francesco has received several international prizes in relation to the scientific activities conducted.