Research - Osteopathy Research Studies

Two Osteopathy Research Studies in Vancouver, BC

 

dysmenorreah research studies vancouverJen’s Osteopathy Research Study

In 2015/2016, Jen conducted a study on the effects of Global Osteopathic Manual Treatment on the symptoms associated with dysmenorrhea, menstrual pain. The osteopathic techniques used consisted of a non-invasive manual approach, involving the entire body with a focus on the pelvic and gynecologist region as well as hormonal implications.

Dysmenorrhea is a common medical condition that is characterized by uterine pain or cramping in the lower abdomen that occurs near the time of menstruation. Gynecological health is multi factorial and will undoubtedly create a number of treatment options.

The statistical analysis of the results of study confirmed that using global osteopathic treatment with a focus on the gynecological sphere and hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis improved menstrual distress and reduced pain associated with dysmenorrhea. Statistical significance was detected for both questionnaires: Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) and Short-form McGill Pain-Short Questionnaire-2 (SF-MPQ-2). The results were significant for the following subscales of the MDQ total score, and subscales: pain, water retention, autonomic reaction, control, behavioural change, and arousal. The following subscale parameters of the MDQ questionnaire proved not significant: negative affect and impaired concentration.

For more information about Jen’s thesis, please contact her directly at 604-732-8490 or email jen@anantaosteopathy.com. Or schedule your initial assessment for assistance in managing your gynecological health.

osteopathy research studies flexibility vancouverBecky’s Osteopathy Research Study

Becky is currently conducting a study on the effects of Global Osteopathic Manual Treatment on hamstring flexibility. Flexibility is one of the four components of health related fitness along with cardio-respiratory fitness, body composition and muscular strength. Lack of hamstring flexibility has been associated with gait limitations, susceptibility for musculoskeletal injuries, postural deviations and some believe hamstring flexibility is a predictive marker for lumbar spine health. The study is focusing on manual treatment involving the entire body to determine if this will positively impact hamstring extensibility.

For more information about Becky’s thesis, please contact her directly at 604-732-8490 or email becky@anantaosteopathy.com. Or schedule your initial assessment for assistance in managing your tight hamstrings.