We would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our delegates at our Research Matters 2016 Conference which took place on Saturday 12th November at the Hendon Campus.
As always there was a varied and interesting range of topics. We are very proud of our undergraduates and graduates who take this opportunity to put forward their research work and share it with the osteopathic community. Our guest speakers were also very passionate about research and its role in clinical practice. Outlined below you will find further details. If you would like to know more about any of the topics, research presented or speakers please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our Staffordshire Research Matters 2016 event takes place this coming Saturday (19th November) at Staffordshire University. Further details can be found here.
Adam Berman B.Hum (Hons)
5th Year BOst Undergraduate (The College of Osteopaths)
Lateral Epicondylalgia: A pain in the neck?
Adam’s talk presented the findings from a literature review which considered a possible link between lateral epicondylalgia with cervical dysfunction. The literature review had two aims. The first was to examine whether there was evidence of a correlation between Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE) and cervical dysfunction. The second was to establish whether any such correlation has clinical significance i.e. will manipulative treatment of the CSP lead to a reduction in patient symptoms of LE?
Jason Clemow BSc (Hons) Arch Eng, MOst
Osteopath and Head Tutor in Sports Massage at the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine.
Is Evidence-Based Practice just about ‘Research Evidence’?
Jason’s talk presented the findings of a qualitative study which aimed to ascertain the views and opinions of osteopaths in Osteopathic Educational Institutions (OEIs) as to what constitutes ‘evidence’ and the role of this in evidence based practice.
Brian McKenna BSc (Hons) Ost, FSCCO, PGcACE
Osteopath, Medical Acupuncturist, Lecturer (The College of Osteopaths) and PhD student.
Data Collection and Clinical Audit
Professional Identity Formation
In this presentation Brian explored how both clinical audit and data collection can help you better understand your own practice and the practice of osteopathy generally. How undertaking these forms on enquiry can be done in your clinic to improve your practice and the service you deliver to your patients.
He also looked at the concept of professional identity and the impact of how understanding the process of “becoming” an osteopath could have an impact on osteopathic education. Finally he outlined his current research and how to get involved in contributing to it.
If you want to know more about clinical audit why not join us at our CPD event in January which will be led by Kelston Chorley. More information can be found here.
Professor Tony Stewart FFPH, MPH, SFHEA
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Advanced Practitioner and Master Trainer, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Matrix Re-imprinting Practitioner and Trainer. Lecturer at the College of Osteopaths.
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a gentle and pleasant therapy, which has been used for many emotional and other issues.
Sometimes called “Tapping Therapy” or “Acupuncture without Needles”, it is increasingly being used by a range of by health professionals.
In this presentation Tony introduced EFT, explained its applications and summarised some key research studies.