What is Osteopathy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Osteopathy is an alternative system of healthcare with a strong emphasis on the inter-relationship of the body's nerves, muscles, bones and organs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 11 4
General health 9 8
Improve mobility 9 3
Fibromyalgia 3 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Osteopathy

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Myofascial pain syndrome 1
Pain 1
Temporary exacerbation of symptoms 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Osteopathy

Dosage Patients
60 min monthly 2
1 hr weekly 1
30 min monthly 1
30 min weekly 1
40 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Osteopathy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 5
Expense 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Osteopathy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Osteopathy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 9
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 8
$50-99 7
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 7
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3 patient evaluations for Osteopathy

Mar 19, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: saw some improvement to balance, dizziness dexterity issues. these improvements were not permanent, but lasted some time

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Sep 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Repair fall damage and loosen muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Put joints back in place after falls)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 9, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Repair fall damage and loosen muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Put joints back in place after falls)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 27, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Increase in mobility.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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