Monday, November 17, 2014

Manual Osteopathy Research on Pulmonary Diseases

Did you know research has shown osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) to be effective in improving lung function after surgery, that OMT helps treat pneumonia, decreases antibiotic use, respiratory failure & therefore decreases death, that it improves breathing in asthma patients, that it prevents lung infection, and that it improves lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Below you find a list of scientific research demonstrating effectiveness of manual osteopathy on lung diseases.

Sleszynski SL & Kelso AF (JAOA, 1993) showed that OMT is as effective as or better than incentive spirometry (deep-breathing exercises) to improve lung function after surgery.
Noll DR et al (JAOA, 1999; JAOA, 2000; Altern Ther Health Med, 2004; JAOA 2008 and Osteopath Med Prim Care, 2010) proved through a series of studies that OMT helps treat pneumonia. OMT decreases antibiotic use, length of stay in the hospital, respiratory failure and death. OMT can also alter lung function in COPD.
Bockenhauer SE et al (JAOA, 2002) showed improved breathing in asthma patients who received OMT.
Guiney PA et al (JAOA, 2005) performed a randomized controlled trial that demonstrated OMT improves breathing in children with asthma.
Henderson AT et al (JAOA, 2010) showed that treating ribs with OMT altered intensity of the nervous input to the lungs.
Saggio G et al (JAOA, 2011) used OMT to increase IgA levels, potentially helping prevent upper respiratory infections.
Zanotti E et al (Complement Ther Med, 2012) used OMT and a pulmonary rehabilitation program to improve exercise capacity and lung function in patients with COPD.

National Academy of Osteopathy teaches a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) program in 45 countries. NAO is the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world, and the only manual osteopathic college to be accepted as an affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association.

Our Canadian students are eligible for full scholarships by the WorkBC program of Canadian government if they are unemployed in British Columbia and fit the eligibility criteria.

Those students who are Metis, are eligible to receive full scholarship to study at NAO by the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Unemployed Canadian youth between the ages of 18 to 22 are eligible to receive $4000 scholarship under the Youth Employment Program to study at NAO.

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