Publication date: Apr 01, 2019
To describe the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment in patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
This is a pilot study involving 20 MS patients attending the IRCCS Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo”, Messina, Italy.
The clinical evaluation was performed before starting rehabilitation treatment (T0) and after 8 weeks of treatment (T1). The CG sample undergo a conventional rehabilitation training (CRT), 5 times/week for 60 min (for a total of 40 sessions), the EG performed the same CRT (but with a different frequency, i.e. 3 times/week, for a total of 24 sessions) and a specific OMT 2 times/week for 60 min (for a total of 16 sessions).
We analyzed the scores recorded in the following main scales: Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), 10 m walking test (10mWT), Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HRS-A), and the Fatigue severity scale (FSS).
Our data showed a reduction in the FSS score for the EG (40 +/- 1,41 at T0 vs 37 +/- 2,32 at T1; p = 0.04) but not in the CG (41 +/- 2,41 at TO vs 39 +/- 2,6 at T1) with an intergroup difference p
Porcari, B., Russo, M., Naro, A., La Via, C., Pullia, M., Accorinti, M., De Luca, R., and Calabr`o, R.S. Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. 17663. 2019 Complement Ther Med (43):
|Multiple Sclerosis||Manual therapy|
|Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment||Osteopathic medicine|