Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Help Advance Osteopathic Science!


Of course you would.

My friend John Barnet -- skater extraordinaire, masterful climber, and generally a great guy all around -- is in the final stretch of his studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.

To finish his thesis, Barnet is conducting an investigative study to
“determine if the Venous Sinus Technique, a non-invasive manual cranial osteopathic technique, will affect circulation through the jugular vein, which drains blood from the head”.  
He needs volunteers!

Participants are required for his osteopathic study. The results of this research will contribute to Osteopathic knowledge. The circulation will be measured, on two separate visits one week apart, using a Doppler ultrasound, which is a safe and non invasive tool. To participate you must be healthy, between the ages of 18 – 60 and have not received osteopathic treatment. Treatments will be provided without cost. To volunteer, contact John below. You can make a difference!

Contact: John Barnet
E-mail - sloperville@hotmail.com

The inclusion and exclusion criteria for the proposed study are a modification of previous research completed on the JFT (Greco, 2008). The inclusion criteria for the subjects include:
  • Healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 to 60
  • The exclusion criteria for the subjects include:
  • Previous osteopathic treatment 
  • History of head injury or brain trauma 
  • Disorders of the central nervous system 
  • History of acute pathologies including cancer 
  • Medications that affect blood flow or the central nervous system 
  • History of pelvic, spinal or skull fractures
  • Individuals suffering from cerebrovascular disease 
  • Subjects suffering from cardiovascular disease 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Vascular shunts 

The study will be taking place at: Shoreline Chiropractic Clinic, 3293 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto.  (Basically Kipling and Lakeshore)

The experiment portion should take about an hour in total.  The Follow Up measurement will take 20 minutes.

January 28, Noon until 18 are completed
January 29, 9am on

Follow Up:  
Feb 4, 3pm on
Feb 5, Noon on

If you can help John out, that would be awesome!