OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Acupotomy
  • Bioelectromagnetics applications
  • Pharmacological and biological treatments including their efficacy and safety
  • Diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Manual healing methods (e.g., massage, physical therapy)
  • Kinesiology
  • Mind/body interventions
  • Preventive medicine
  • Research in integrative medicine
  • Education in integrative medicine
  • Related policies

The journal publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.9 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.7 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Special Issue

Manual Therapy for Balance Disorders Management

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Marco Tramontano, PT, DO

1. IRCSS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
2. Director of degree course of Physiotherapy Tor Vergata University, Rome.

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Research Interests: Rehabilitation; neurorehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; balance and gait rehabilitation; vestibular rehabilitation; manual therapy

About this Topic

Balance is a complex multifactorial system in which proprioceptive, visual, vestibular and cognitive systems interact. The central nervous system integrates the information originating from these systems into a continuous sensorial re-weighting that ensures postural control in both static and dynamic conditions. Balance disorders are common and areamong the most frequent reasons for consultation and referral to specialist care.
Impairments of balance and postural control can negatively affect quality of life and lead to an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injury, morbidity and mortality.
Understanding how the different types of manual therapy approaches can influence balance and postural control might be useful to better manage dizziness and postural imbalance.

We sincerely invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles for this special issue, and we hope it will advance the research of manual therapy for balance disorders management.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (icm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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