The British School of Osteopathy managed to gain an incredible £256000 grant from the NHS for this new service which integrates new developments in mindfulness and acceptance based approaches to pain with ‘hands on’ osteopathic treatment.
OsteoMAP is designed to support people with long-term musculoskeletal pain, which may be alleviated but is unlikely to be completely resolved by manual therapy alone. It aims to help people with pain find their own pathways to living a more fulfilling life, despite on-going symptoms. OsteoMAP is based on the ‘third wave’ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches currently used in group-based pain management programmes within the NHS. However, the BSO programme has been developed for individual patients and will be closely integrated with osteopathic healthcare.
Hilary Abbey is the Project Manager on this incredibly interesting and relevant topic, and is coming to talk to us about it and its relevance to our work on a daily basis – we are all very excited!