Osteopathy and Clinical Evidence

The Osteopathy was founded in United States of America year 1874 and quickly the manual treatment gained medical status. Since then, osteopathy has spread throughout the world with strong braces, especially in North America, England, Switzerland, France, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Iceland, Norway and Finland.

Osteopathic treatment do have a evidence based ground!

The Osteopath profession have a scientific connection. Osteopaths are trained in having evidence-based approaches, which means that examination and treatment always assume the best possible combination of available clinical research, own proven experience and patient preferences.

Clinical research on osteopathic manual treatment is performed and conducted in many parts of the world, e.g. in United States of America, Great Britain (England), Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Italy, to name a few. Today we also have Swedish osteopaths who have begun to have their clinical research published in recognized international journals.

In the clinical evidence litterature you find strong evidence, e.g. treatment of lumbar pain, neck pain and headache. You will also find evidence wich strengthens osteopathic manual treatment effective in all age groups. Several international journals publish peer-reviewed research on just osteopathy.

”Peer-reviewed” – scientific publications read and reviewed by subject experts before publishing, a quality review that ensures that the published research is of high standard.

There are several European organizations working to collect and compile clinical evidence on osteopathy manual treatment, including the National Council for Osteopathic Research in England and the Center for Osteopathic Medical Collaboration in Italy.

Source: Swedish Osteopathy Association (2018)

Where can I find current research on osteopathy?

Click on the links below to find out about recent research dedicated to osteopathy as a treatment.

National Council for Ostepathic Research (NCOR)

National Council for Osteopathic Research

International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Center for Osteopathic Medicine Collaboration (COME)

Centre for Osteopathic Medicine Collaboration


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