International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT)
Based on the results of our clinical audit we were chosen to present at a conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) in Rotterdam on 12/06/2008.
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The aim for the clinical audit was to study the effects of patient’s disability, quality of life and pain following a TAMARS® treatment. Three standard questionnaires were used to measure each of these areas and patient’s filled them in before their first treatment and after 4 treatments.
The Oswestry Disability Questionnaire was used to measure each patient’s ability to manage everyday life. It included questions on pain intensity, personal care, lifting, walking, sitting, standing, sleeping, social life, travelling and employment/homemaking.
The EQ-5D Questionnaire was used to measure quality of life and included questions on mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression.
A Numerical Pain Scale was used to measure pain on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the highest pain.
"The results of the study indicate that TAMARS treatments had a positive impact on the levels of pain, disability and quality of life experienced by individuals suffering with chronic back pain."
The findings in the audit were extremely encouraging and begin to demonstrate that TAMARS® can have a positive impact on patient’s everyday day life which is the most important factor for every patient we treat.