Presenter(s): Jared Fernandez
Title: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Non-Primary care: Initial Results of A Systematic Review
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Grace Brannan , Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) has been researched primarily as a therapy in the primary care setting but not in non-primary care. Our goal is to provide a categorical analysis of OMT randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in non-primary care disciplines. Forty one non-primary care RCTs were identified from PubMed. OMT has frequently been compared to pharmacological interventions for treating injuries in respect to pain relief, morbidity, and healing time. The studies have mixed results but initial results indicate that the combination of both is the best way to reduce healing time and reduce symptoms or morbidity.