Journal article

Characteristics of australian osteopaths managing tendinopathies: Analysis of a nationally representative survey of 989 practitioners

B Vaughan, M Fleischmann, J Mest, K Fitzgerald, P Malliaris

Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal | Edra SpA | Published : 2021


Background. Tendinopathies are a common complaint presenting to health professionals, including osteopaths. Evidence supports the use of exercise rehabilitation, with a potential role for manual therapy. This study sought to profile the practice and clinical management characteristics of Australian osteopaths who often treat tendinopathies. Methods. The study was designed as a cross-sectional survey of Australian osteopaths. Participants were Australian osteopaths who were members of the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION)-the Australian professions’ practice-based research network. Participants were invited to complete a 27-item practice and clinical management characteristic..

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