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Pilot Study on the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment in patients with functional dyspepsia and non-erosive reflux


Summary - Functional dyspepsia (FD) and non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (NERD) are two common pathological conditions in both sexes at all ages, not caused by known organic diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, but related to pathophysiological changes, i.e. the "functional" behaviour of those organs. The treatment is, to date, essentially pharmacological. In this paper our purpose was to ascertain if rehabilitation techniques, carried out through manual visceral rehabilitation, can result in clinical improvement in patients affected by FD and NERD and constitutes, therefore, a possible alternative to conventional drug therapies.



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The shoulder: live surgery & live rehabilitation

The shoulder: live surgery & live rehabilitation - Massimo Lombardozzi Osteopathy

The post operative phase in shoulder surgery should include, in addition to the normal rehabilitation, a neuro muscular rebalancing work, aimed to coordinate the activities of the different groups of muscles acting on the shoulder girdle.
In this work, a sequence of exercises is being developed in three phases: recumbent, sitting and standing, based on the integration of the work of the shoulder with the overall posture.
The recovery "AD INTEGRUM" of mobility and strength are necessary but not sufficient conditions to get back to a sport practice, work is needed to adapt to the specific athletic movement in which the actions of the muscles of the shoulder girdle, are integrated into kinetic chains involved in movement.

A protocol of osteopathic treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis

A protocol of osteopathic treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis - Massimo Lombardozzi Osteopathy


INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) has recently been associated with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), which reduces the outflow of blood from the skull to the thorax (CBF) altering the cellular perfusion. The Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) is being used for the treatment of CCSVI with the aim to improve the perfusion of the nervous tissue and alleviate the symptoms of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The results are mixed. We know that the CBF may be reduced due to postural tensions (PT) that increase intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Some osteopathic techniques are able to normalize the PT and reduce IAP.

PURPOSE: To develop a protocol of osteopathic treatment (OTP) to be applied in patients undergoing vascular surgery for CCSVI by comparing the development of the symptoms of MS in relation to a group of patients not subjected to OTP. In the preliminary phase the aim is to determine the effectiveness of osteopathic techniques in improving the CBF.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A patient with MS associated with CCSVI will be treated with 5 standardized osteopathic techniques, while being subjected to intervention of PTA, the CBF in the internal jugular veins (IJV) and Azygos (AV) measured by flebography, before and after the application of the 5 techniques.

RESULTS: A patient was treated, showing an improvement in CBF and a better valve functioning in the right IVJ, no change was detected in the flow of the Azygos veins  where it was already normal.

CONCLUSIONS: The 5 osteopathic techniques seem to have improved the CBF in the vein where it was slowed down. On the basis of these results an effective protocol will be developed to be applied in the operational phase of the research.

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