In today's episode, Yasmine Ghadache, and guest speaker, Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, discuss his recent paper entitled, 'Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients with NonSpecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial'. We explore the findings from his research study, the way in which it was misconstrued by the French Media and highly criticised by other professionals in France, the importance of critical appraisal in osteopathic education and the relevance of rethinking models of health in Osteopathy.
Paper available via the following link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2777527
Rafael is a registered osteopath in France and the UK practising in Paris since 1999. He has also been heavily involved in osteopathic education and research with previous posts at the A.T. Still Research Institute in Kirksville, USA and the University College of Osteopathy in London. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the non-profit foundation COME Collaboration Board of Trustee. As an osteopath, Rafael has an expertise in the management of chronic and acute neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sport injuries.