(OPERA) project was developed as a survey to profile the osteopathic profession. This study aimed to describe the characteristics of Portuguese osteopathic practitioners.
Impact of a 10-min typing task in the development of trapezius myalgia: a preliminary observational study
Computer use, as in typing, might contribute to trapezius myalgia (TM) development by increasing upper trapezius (UT) muscle fatigue. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether 10 min of performing a typing task by a population at risk would show significant changes in surface electromyography (sEMG) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) measurements. Supported and unsupported forearms postures are compared.
Results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial of osteopathy on neck-shoulder pain in computer users
Computer use is a well-known source of chronic pain, leading to absenteeism and reduced productivity and well-being. This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomised controlled trial. Several methodological variables defined trial feasibility.
Osteopathy: Italian professional profile. A professional commentary by a group of experts of the European community of practice
Osteopathy became recently regulated as a healthcare profession in Italy. The Italian legislation classifies osteopathy as a healthcare profession, which focuses on health prevention and maintenance with a role in rehabilitation and functional psychosocial recovery.
Response to: Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – A critical view and call for updates and research
New models and theoretical frameworks are needed.
A variety of different scales have been used to measure the intensity of pain in osteopathic-specific clinical studies; however, the criteria for the options are not always clear or reported.
The use of surface electromyography in assessing the effectiveness of manual therapy: a systematic review
This study aimed to evaluate the current literature using surface sEMG in the context of MT and verify if it is a useful tool to verify its effectiveness.
Surface electromyography in manual therapy – categorization of purpose and quality of reporting: a systematic review protocol
Manual therapy (MT) is widely used by several healthcare professions to treat musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s).
Influência do software de pausa nos sintomas de distúrbios osteomusculares em trabalhadores de escritório
As pausas são estratégias de intervenção frequentemente utilizadas para prevenir doenças ocupacionais. Os sintomas de dor musculoesquelética não foram reduzidos após a aplicação do software. Ainda assim, 9 (64,29%) dos 14 participantes relataram estar satisfeitos ou muito satisfeitos com a utilização do software.