Research & Scientific Findings

Published Studies

“Primary Reasons for Osteopathic Consultation: A Prospective Survey in Quebec”
Chantal Morin, Andrée Aubin. Research Article. PLOS ONE. Sept. 2014.

“Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”.
John C Licciardone, Angela K Brimhall and Linda N King. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005, 6:43. 

“United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: cost effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care.”
UK BEAM Trial Team.  BMJ 2004, 329:1381.

“Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy”.
World Health Organization. 2010.

“Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine: A Global View of Practice, Patients, Education and the Contribution to Healthcare Delivery”.
The Osteopathic International Alliance. March 2012.

“Researching osteopathy: Who is responsible?”.
Nicholas Lucas, Robert Moran. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Volume 10. pp 33-35. 2007.

“Osteopathic Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial”.
John C. Licciardone, Dennis E. Minottie, Robert J. Gatchel, Cathleen M. Kearns, Karan P. Singh. Annals of Family Medicine. Vol. 11 no. 2 pp 122-129. March/April 2013.

See also:

Study Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Back-Specific Functioning in Late Pregnancy. news release.pdf

General Resources:

The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, which is the official journal for the Society, publishes new research 4 times per year:

The Osteopathic Research Center

The Osteopathic Research Web

National Council for Osteopathic Research