The Somatic Connection  |   July 2017
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Foot-Pain: How Many Sessions? How Often?
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  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
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The Somatic Connection   |   July 2017
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Foot-Pain: How Many Sessions? How Often?
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 479. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.096
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 479. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.096
Kaufmann J, Larsen S. How do the number and duration between osteopathic treatments influence the effect on patients suffering from foot-related pain: a dose-response study. Int J Pharm Sci Scient Res. 2016;2(5):209-216. 
Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh; manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) is used for the management of various musculoskeletal conditions, including low back, neck, and extremity pain and dysfunction.1 Of these conditions, foot-related pain is one of the 3 most common reasons behind visits to general health care practitioners. Researchers in Norway conducted an observer-blinded, randomized, single-center trial with a 32 factorial design to investigate the combination of the number of and intervals between OMTh sessions that maximizes the response to OMTh. 
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