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Special issue: Osteopathic principles

Published:December 26, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijosm.2012.12.001
      Osteopathic principles are generally considered to be the guiding principles for the clinical practice of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine, while also characterising and differentiating osteopathic practice from other manual therapy and medical disciplines. As noted in the Call for Papers
      • Fryer G.
      Call for papers: an invitation to contribute to a special issue on osteopathic principles.
      for this Special Issue and despite the importance of these principles claimed by authors and practitioners in the field, these commonly espoused principles are, arguably, vague and underdeveloped and do not clearly distinguish osteopathic practice from other health professions. Even more surprising, a reasoned discussion of the content, form, relevance and importance of these principles to current osteopathic practice has been absent from journals for many decades. This Special Issue therefore contributes to the profession's reflection on the importance of osteopathic principles and its professional scope and identity.
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      Reference

        • Fryer G.
        Call for papers: an invitation to contribute to a special issue on osteopathic principles.
        Int J Osteopath Med. 2011; 14: 79-80