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Pain management in osteopathic medicine: the efficacy of flotation REST as an adjunct to spinal manipulation for acute non-specific low back pain. A case report

Rogan, Anthony and Morris, Tony and Gibbons, Peter (2001) Pain management in osteopathic medicine: the efficacy of flotation REST as an adjunct to spinal manipulation for acute non-specific low back pain. A case report. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 25-30. ISSN 1443-8461

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Abstract

Spinal manipulation is a commonly used modality for the treatment of low back pain with increasing evidence of positive outcomes. Adjunctive therapies such as hydrotherapy, flotation and exercise prescription are also used with effect for a range of clinical conditions including low back pain. This report introduces the potential role of combining spinal manipulation and adjunctive Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (Flotation REST) in the treatment of acute non-specific low back pain. Outcome measures were used to assess the effectiveness of this combination of therapies and demonstrated both amelioration of pain and improvement in level of disability. The results support implementing a more detailed study with larger numbers of participants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lower back pain, spinal manipulation, flotation REST, outcome measures, LBP, Apollo flotation tank, Revised Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire, ROLBPDQ, Visual Analog Pain Scale, VAP, Profile of Mood States, POMS
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 01:06
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2012 01:06
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1238
DOI: 10.1016/S1443-8461(01)80041-1
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