The iO has just published ‘Quality in Osteopathic Practice’, a report on patient experience, evidence, impact, training and regulation of osteopathic practice in the UK. The report collates the latest information and evidence relevant to osteopathic practice, supported by case studies on the impact of osteopaths across a number of different settings. Published with colleagues in the Health and Social care sector in mind, it provides a concise and evidence informed view of the profession and how osteopaths can potentially support wider health and social care services across the UK.
The Institute of Osteopathy has co-produced a new consensus statement by Public Health England titled: “Supporting professionals to have healthier weight conversations”. The statement, first published in September, aims to overcome the nation’s widespread childhood obesity problem by facilitating the public health workforce to have healthier weight conversations.
The use of aerobic exercise as an effective treatment for depression
Research has shown that aerobic exercise is an effective treatment for depression. A systematic review of 11 trials with 455 adult participants shows an encouraging addition to the evidence-base.
Snapshot summaries of clinical evidence
An LSO graduate, Jay Ruddock, has provided a snapshot summary regarding exercise therapy in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Evidence suggests that exercise in general can help patients manage the pain of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Further key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:
- Appropriate exercise can be prescribed irrespective of age, pain level, comorbidity and disability.
- Catering to the patient’s specific needs and circumstances may improve adherence, which is important for improvements in outcomes.