Articles by Wolfgang Gilliar in JoVE
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as a Useful Adjunctive Tool for Pneumonia Sheldon Yao1, John Hassani1, Martin Gagne1, Gebe George1, Wolfgang Gilliar1 1Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Pneumonia is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the U.S. Osteopathic manipulative techniques (OMT) may be utilized as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of pneumonia to enhance biomechanical and immune function; and ultimately, to reduce hospital stay, duration of antibiotics, incidence of respiratory failure, and mortality. In this video-article, we will review randomized controlled studies on the use of OMT in pneumonia patients, as well as demonstrate specific hands-on techniques that are routinely practiced by osteopathic physicians when treating pulmonary infections.
Other articles by Wolfgang Gilliar on PubMed
Impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Secretory Immunoglobulin a Levels in a Stressed Population The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Mar, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21464262 High levels of human secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) have been shown to decrease the incidence of acquiring upper respiratory tract infections. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been shown to improve cardiac indices, increase lymph flow rates through the thoracic duct, and decrease sympathetic tone in postoperative patients and those in intensive care. Therefore, we hypothesized that OMT may also increase sIgA levels in people under high levels of emotional and psychological stress, thereby enhancing immunity and potentially preventing subsequent infections.
The Anatomical and Functional Relation Between Gluteus Maximus and Fascia Lata Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Oct, 2013 | Pubmed ID: 24139012 There is not full agreement regarding the distal insertions of the gluteus maximus muscle (GM), particularly the insertions into the iliotibial band and lateral intermuscular septum. 6 cadavers, 4 males and 2 females, mean age 69 yr, were dissected to evaluate the insertions of the GM into the iliotibial band, fascia lata, lateral intermuscular septum and femur. The iliotibial band is a reinforcement of the fascia lata and cannot be separated from it. Its inner side is in continuity with the lateral intermuscular septum, which divides the quadriceps from the hamstring. In all subjects the gluteus maximus presented a major insertion into the fascia lata, so large that the iliotibial tract could be considered a tendon of insertion of the gluteus maximus. The fascial insertion of the gluteus maximus muscle could explain the transmission of the forces from the thoracolumbar fascia to the knee.