An article written by Frédéric van Burm (DO), one of our IAO teachers, and Arnold Goedhart (PHd) was published on Glosbe Journal.
Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of cranial osteopathy in professional football
The training and match injury-incidence in professional men’s football remains high and current preventive strategies only seem partially effective. Each season, players are sidelined by injury due to undetected intrinsic ‘weaknesses’. Stomatognathic conditions/malocclusion constitute such an internal risk that may have a strong negative impact on the athletes proprioreceptive abilities. Professional football is a balance-reliant, open skill performed in an environment rich in visual, vestibular and proprioceptive input. […]
The primary question in this study was: do cranial osteopathic interventions that reduce malocclusion to the better improve balance control in male elite football players?
Read the full article here.