Escuela Universitaria Osteopatía

Resultados cuantitativos de los estudios piloto: Desarrollo de una clínica crónica auto-control del dolor en el Colegio Británico de Osteopatía

Quantitative pilot study results: Developing a chronic pain self-management clinic at the British School of Osteopathy
International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Still’s maxim “Find it, fix it and leave it alone” is relevant for acute pain but osteopaths can feel challenged when managing chronic conditions unlikely to resolve with manual therapy alone. Research indicates that mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches, part of third wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, are effective in addressing negative beliefs which maintain fear-avoidance behavior and pain-related disability, improving outcomes by developing flexible responses to pain and enhancing patients’ capacity to live more fully in accordance with personal values. Common ground between osteopathic concepts of function and “functional contextualism” in CBT provided a rationale for developing a new osteopathic approach to chronic pain management and this study evaluated outcomes from a six week Acceptance-based course for patients at the British School of Osteopathy Clinic. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.)

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