Journal article

The use of visceral techniques in Australian osteopathic practice: A descriptive cross-sectional study

M Fleischmann, B Vaughan, S Grace, A Stewart, C Hart, E Brew, G Masters, L Smeeton, L Thompson, M Brooks

Advances in Integrative Medicine | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


Background Visceral techniques have taken their place in the established osteopathic treatment approaches, however, very little research exists on their use in clinical settings in Australia. This study reports on the prevalence, enablers of and barriers to visceral technique use by registered osteopaths currently practising in Australia utilising a nationally representative database from the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION). Methods The recruitment invitation pack for this study was distributed via email to the ORION database during July 2019. The study utilised a 27-item survey with both Likert scale and free text responses. All data were imported into the statistical sof..

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