Osteopathic treatment for the symtomatic relief of meniere's disease

Adamek, Kirsty (2004) Osteopathic treatment for the symtomatic relief of meniere's disease. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of osteopathic treatment (OT) on people experiencing active symptoms of Meniere's disease. As Meniere's disease is a multifactorial disease it is possible that osteopathy may directly address one or more of the factors causing Meniere's symtoms, thus providing a viable alternative or supportive treatment for this condition, which is notoriously difficult to treat. Amelioration of the symptoms of Meniere's using OT could also afford valuable new insights into the aetiology of this idiopathic condition. The results of this study show that OT has a clear and positive influence on the four defining symptoms of Meniere's by improvong the function of abnormal tissues in the head, cervical, thoracic and TMJ areas, indicating that osteopathy provides a complementary approach to orhodox treatment regimes of Meniere's. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/732
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Keywords Meniere's disease, osteopathic treatment, alternative treatment, Osteopathy Masters Projects
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