Luke Daniel Rickards

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BACKGROUND The aim of this project was to investigate the reliability of a new 11-item quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). The tool was tested on studies reporting the reliability of any physical examination procedure. The reliability of physical examination is a challenging area to study given the complex testing(More)
CONTEXT Descriptions of subtle palpatory perceptions in osteopathic cranial palpation can be misperceived by students. Thus, adequate dissemination and replication of cranial palpatory techniques is challenging for osteopathy students. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of standardized protocol training on cranial palpation of the frontomalar suture. (More)
Osteopathic cranial manipulation, also referred to as Osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) or craniosacral therapy (CST), is practiced widely by osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. 1-5 While the current scientific evidence does not support the commonly accepted theoretical models of osteopathic cranial manipulation and(More)
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