Journal article

Utilisation of pain counselling in osteopathic practice: secondary analysis of a nationally representative sample of Australian osteopaths.

Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Shane Pritchard, Jane Mulcahy, Phil Austin

Scand J Pain | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Advice, reassurance and education are recommended as first line treatments for musculoskeletal pain conditions such as low back pain. Osteopaths are registered primary contact allied health professionals in the Australian healthcare system who primarily manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of Australian osteopaths who do and do not utilise advice, reassurance and education (pain counselling) in their clinical practice, and determine the characteristics associated with the frequency of using pain counselling in clinical practice. METHODS: A secondary analysis of practice characteristics from a nationally represent..

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