On the role of exercise therapy in osteopathic practice in UK.

Title

On the role of exercise therapy in osteopathic practice in UK.

Author(s)

Soefken,A

Abstract

Abstract Title: On the role of exercise therapy (ET) in osteopathic practice in the UK - A questionnaire investigationIntroduction: This survey aimed to explore the integration of ET into osteopathic patient management by investigating 3 main areas: osteopath’s attitude towards prescribing therapeutic exercises in their clinical practice, the quality of ET in osteopathic practice and in relation to the first two the influence of undergraduate and postgraduate education. Further discussed is the topic of adherence to exercises by patients which was an unexpected outcome of the qualitative analysis.Method: Few studies have investigated ET in osteopathic practice. Databases such as google scholar, pubmed, swetswise and the Cochrane library were searched for the keywords exercise, therapy, osteopathy, manual therapy, Physiotherapy, education, curriculum. On this basis, an online questionnaire was designed by the researcher and distributed amongst 2128 osteopaths, registered with the GOsC. Analysis included quantitative and qualitative elements. Results: Quantitative evaluation revealed strongly favourable attitude towards exercise prescription and good quality of ET in UK osteopathic practice. Educational level is influential on quality and confidence with which osteopath utilise therapeutic exercises. many osteopaths don’t feel sufficiently prepared during undergraduate education to prescribe ET. Qualitative analysis discovered opinions relating to practical application as well as education in ET.

presented at

Date Accepted

2014

Date Submitted

20.1.2015 16:43:40

Type

osteo_thesis

Language

English

Submitted by:

62

Pub-Identifier

15530

Inst-Identifier

1229

Keywords

Exercise, Practitioner attitude, Rehabilitation.

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Item sets

Soefken,A, “On the role of exercise therapy in osteopathic practice in UK.”, Osteopathic Research Web, accessed December 10, 2022, https://www.osteopathicresearch.com/s/orw/item/634