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 board of the Osteopathic Foundation (oF) is delighted to announce details of the successful bids for its second round of research funding to support the development of osteopathic practice and demonstrate its value to the public’s health.
All the bids were evaluated by the Board against strict criteria and five projects succeeded in their attempts to be funded.
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.