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

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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.
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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0
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Soefken,A, “On the role of exercise therapy in osteopathic practice in UK.”, Osteopathic Research Web, accessed June 23, 2024, https://www.osteopathicresearch.com/s/orw/item/634