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Table 3 Osteopathy methods. Numbers indicate the frequencies (percentages) of osteopaths on an often basis

From: A workforce survey of Australian osteopathy: analysis of a nationally-representative sample of osteopaths from the Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION) project

Techniques/Methods n (%)
Strain/Counterstain 420 (42.4)
Muscle energy techniques 788 (79.5)
High velocity low amplitude/Spinal manipulation 632 (63.8)
Peripheral joint manipulation 393 (39.7)
Soft tissue 848 (85.7)
Myofascial release 612 (61.8)
Cranial techniques 233 (23.5)
Facilitated positional release 166 (16.8)
Needling techniques (eg. dry needling, acupuncture) 234 (23.6)
Visceral techniques 98 (9.9)
Lymphatic pump 84 (8.5)
Autonomic balancing 157 (15.9)
Biodynamic techniques 155 (15.6)
Functional techniques 270 (27.3)
Balanced ligamentous tension/Ligamentous articular strain 349 (35.2)
Exercise prescription 733 (74.0)
Chapmans reflexes 24 (2.4)
Shockwave therapy 18 (1.8)
Ultrasound therapy 27 (2.7)
TENS or other electrotherapy 19 (1.9)
Instrument-assisted manipulative techniques 2 (0.2)
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation 12 (1.2)
Trigger point therapy 258 (26.1)
Sports taping 122 (12.3)