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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There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility. 

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11.7 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). A first decision provided to authors of manuscripts submitted to this journal are approximately 6.8 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Manual Therapy for Balance Disorders Management

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Marco Tramontano, PT, DO

1. IRCSS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
2. Director of degree course of Physiotherapy Tor Vergata University, Rome.

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Research Interests: Rehabilitation; neurorehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; balance and gait rehabilitation; vestibular rehabilitation; manual therapy

About this Topic

Balance is a complex multifactorial system in which proprioceptive, visual, vestibular and cognitive systems interact. The central nervous system integrates the information originating from these systems into a continuous sensorial re-weighting that ensures postural control in both static and dynamic conditions. Balance disorders are common and areamong the most frequent reasons for consultation and referral to specialist care.
Impairments of balance and postural control can negatively affect quality of life and lead to an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injury, morbidity and mortality.
Understanding how the different types of manual therapy approaches can influence balance and postural control might be useful to better manage dizziness and postural imbalance.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.
We sincerely invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles for this special issue, and we hope it will advance the research of manual therapy for balance disorders management.