Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? For osteopaths it is essential to have an understanding and to be able to differentiate different types or arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is perhaps the second most commonly known arthritis in the publics eye. Typically if affects three times more women than men affecting approximately 2% of the population. The onset of rheumatoid arthritis usually occurs between …

Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? We have all heard of osteoarthritis, with most of us being aware of its association with ageing, but what is it exactly? Typically osteoarthritis affect us with age. It tends to affect women twice the amount of men and effects 20% of the population post 50. By understanding osteoarthritis in a little more detail we can start …

Osteopathy & chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Osteopathic manipulative treatment effectiveness in severe chronic obstructivepulmonary disease: a pilot study. Author: Zanotti E, Berardinelli P, Bizzarri C, Civardi A, Manstretta A, Rossetti S, Fracchia C. Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2012 Feb-Apr;20(1-2):16-22. Epub 2011 Nov 27. Location: Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Montescano, UO di Pneumologia Riabilitativa, 27040 Montescano (PV), Italy. [email protected] Abstract OBJECTIVES: Few and contrastingly …