Spinal and sacroiliac assessment and treatment techniques used by osteopathic physicians in the United States

Fryer, Gary, Johnson, Jane C and Morse, Christopher (2009) Spinal and sacroiliac assessment and treatment techniques used by osteopathic physicians in the United States. Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care, 3 (4). [1-11]. ISSN 1750-4732

Abstract

Osteopathic manipulative medicine texts and educators advocate a range of approaches for physical assessment and treatment, but little is known about their use by osteopathic physicians in the United States. A web-based survey using a 5-point Likert scale was developed and e-mailed to 777 practicing osteopathic physician members of the American Academy of Osteopathy. Responses in the "frequently" and "always" categories were combined for reporting purposes. Friedman tests were used to analyze the reported usage of each item. The effect of gender was analyzed using Mann-Whitney tests. Respondents reported the use of a broad range of assessment and treatment approaches. Results suggest a higher use of myofascial release and cranial technique and lower use of high-velocity techniques in this group of physicians compared to previous studies.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4292
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1750-4732-3-4
Official URL http://www.om-pc.com/content/3/April/2009
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Historical > SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
Keywords ResPubID17009. sacrum, ilium, sacroiliac, spinal, spine, osteopaths, osteopathic, osteopathy, myofascial release, cranial technique, high velocity techniques, American Academy of Osteopathy, America, United States
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