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État des lieux de la médecine manuelle ostéopathique au sein du Service de Santé des Armées : évaluation des pratiques professionnelles

Abstract : Patients and especially soldiers in the French army are very attracted to osteopathic manipulative treatment. The aim of this practice survey was to describe this therapy among all the French military physicians using a questionnaire. The inclusion period extended from st th March 1 ,2019 to August 31 ,2019. We focused on the description of the therapist, the consult organization, the frequent indications, the most frequent manipulative treatments and its use during External Operation. We analyzed 27 completed questionnaires. For 12/27, the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment had a real impact on their practice. The median number of consults per week, according to the respondents, was 2 [1; 4,75] and 22/27 wished they had more time to practice. The most used manual treatment was the neuromuscular technique called myotensif (14/27) used specifically on the cervical spine (21/27). Neck pain (11/27) and low back pain (10/27) were the main reasons for consultations. In case of an acute neck pain, no physician used manipulative treatment, but instead a neuromuscular technique always combined with pharmaceutical treatment if not relieved by isolated manual treatment. According to the respondents, osteopathic manipulative treatment had its place in External Operation. Respondents did not signal their practice to their patients and scheduled themselves a consultation. In conclusion, osteopathic manipulative treatment deserves to be used in the military, according to their needs, while respecting precise indications.
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Thibaut Albert. État des lieux de la médecine manuelle ostéopathique au sein du Service de Santé des Armées : évaluation des pratiques professionnelles. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03113863⟩



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