The clinical management of neck pain of novice and experienced Australian osteopaths: A secondary analysis of a nationally representative sample
Michael Fleischmann, Patrick McLaughlin, Alan Hayes, Brett Vaughan
JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
INTRODUCTION: Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders worldwide. Osteopaths are primary contact health professionals who predominantly manage musculoskeletal complaints. How Australian osteopaths manage neck pain is beginning to emerge in the literature and there may be differences based on clinical experience. This work presents a secondary data analysis of the Australian osteopathy practice-based research network and aims to examine the clinical management characteristics of experienced and novice osteopaths who often treat neck pain. METHODOLOGY: Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey of osteopaths registered with the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Networ..View full abstract
The ORION project is funded by Osteopathy Australia. The funding source had no influence in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript. The research reported in this paper is the sole responsibility of the authors and reflects the independent ideas and scholarship of the authors alone.