While scientists work to find specific cures for Covid-19, the medical profession attempts to offer ways to support the body while it fights the disease. Many clinical approaches have been used to help support the body during past viral epidemics, and one has been osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMT).
Your clinician has the training to provide this approach using techniques that have been used over the last century to help people fight against viral infections and pneumonia.
Consider discussing with your osteopathically-trained clinician this video as a potential option to empower your body to resist the effects of this virus.
Thank you to our Practice-Based Research Network member Dr Michael Leins, DO for submitting the following video.
In this era of Covid-19, the world struggles to find ways to minimize the viruses’ morbidity and mortality. This instructional video provides a rationale for and demonstrations on how to perform osteopathic manipulative techniques for people suffering from viral respiratory syndromes.
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) DO-Touch.NET Practice-Based Research Network's (PBRN) 2020 annual meeting was held on 2020.03.11 just before the start of the 2020 AAO Convocation in Colorado. Discussions included the use of Patient-reported outcomes in clinical settings and the launch of the PBRN's Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Effectiveness and Safety Patient Registry (OESPRY). The slides for the four hours of CME eligible courses are linked below for our members.
(Colorado Springs, Colorado.) On the Tuesday before the AAO Convocation DO-Touch.NET sponsored a Residency Research Enrichment Program to showcase the efforts of our Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). The program encouraged Medical Residents and Medical Resident Directors to learn about using PBRN based research and to foster the next generation of clinician-researchers. The slides for the three presentations are linked here for our members.
Jane Johnson, DO-Touch.NET Associate Director, and Brian Degenhardt, DO-Touch.NET Director, presented results on the characteristics of adult patients who use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to address some of their health problems.