OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.
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The Importance of the Fascia for Manual Osteopathic Medicine
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 (Open)
Bruno Davide Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD
Institute of Hospitalization and Care with Scientific Address, Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi IRCCS, Milan, Italy
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Research Interests: Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy; diaphragm; fascia; osteopathic medicine; phrenic nerve
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The fascial continuum involves the whole body in its various expressions; somatic, visceral, emotional. Fascial tissue is considered partly as solid tissue (muscles, tendons, bones, etc.) and partly as fluid tissue (blood and lymph). The behavior of these tissues so dissimilar and interpenetrated in each other, creates our health, the status of how we behave and the source of how we perceive. The fascia is of extraordinary importance in manual osteopathic medicine (OMM) and the special issue has the aim of assessing how the osteopath approaches the fascial tissue in clinical practice. The window of possibility where to be able to intervene with osteopathy with a view to the fascial continuum is very wide. As scientific literature shows, acute or chronic, somatic or visceral, psychological or psychiatric problems can be addressed through different OMM techniques. As I wrote in a recent article: “Scientific research is not a showcase of his own talent or own resources, it is a chance to improve common knowledge on certain topics for the collective well-being.”
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