The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) has launched a project to collect information about patients presenting with Long CoViD symptoms and how they respond to osteopathic care. NCOR is asking osteopaths for examples of such cases to build a knowledge base about the condition and the potential role osteopaths can play in its management.
Dawn Carnes of NCOR explains further: “A year on from the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 disease, we are seeing, in some patients, a complex mix of long-term symptoms following the acute phase of the disease. Potential symptoms of Long CoViD are numerous and can include muscle pain, weakness and fatigue, which may lead these individuals to seek osteopathic care.
“Our understanding of ‘Long CoViD’, is still very limited and it is important that we gather clinical insights from osteopaths to understand their approach and response from patients.”
“The complex nature of the condition means that long CoViD patients will need a person-centred bespoke approach according to their particular symptom presentation. Osteopathic management is ideally placed to deliver a hands-on approach as part of a package of care that also includes advice, guidance and support.”
NCOR would like osteopaths to produce written case study reports and send them to its team for collation and analysis. They have provided advice for the completion of the case studies, which replicates much of the information that you will capture in your case notes.
For more information about the project, including information and process for submitting your case studies, click here.