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Osteopathic Recognition Resource Library: Nursery

Purpose: to provide links to journal articles that can be used for journal clubs in any specialty to support the milestones for OR.

OMM for Nursery

Case Study
(in development)
Readings
  • Duncan B, McDonough-Means S, Worden K, Schnyer R, Andrews J, Meaney FJ. Effectiveness of osteopathy in the cranial field and myofascial release versus acupuncture as complementary treatment for children with spastic cerebral palsy: a pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008 Oct;108(10):559-70. 
  • Hayden C, Mullinger B. A preliminary assessment of the impact of cranial osteopathy for the relief of infantile colic. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006 May;12(2):83-90. Epub 2006 Feb 8.
  • Lund, GC et al. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for the Treatment of Hospitalized Premature Infants With Nipple Feeding Dysfunction. JAOA Vol 111 No 1 January 2011, pp 44-48. 
  • Mason DC, Ciervo CA Brachial plexus injuries in neonates. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2):87-91. and Sucher BM J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Jul;109(7):347-8; author reply 377-8. 
  • Mills MV. Letter: Consider osteopathic manipulation in next positional plagiocephaly research. J Pediatr. 2006 May;148(5):706-7. 
  • Sergueef N, Nelson KE, Glonek T. Palpatory diagnosis of plagiocephaly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006 May;12(2):101-10. Epub 2006 Mar 29. 
  • Wiberg JM, Nordsteen J, Nilsson N. The short-term effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of infantile colic: a randomized controlled clinical trial with a blinded observer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999 Oct;22(8):517-22. Comment in: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Jun;23(5):365.

Study Questions for nursery

1. Which of the following OMT techniques should be avoided in neonates?

  1. Balanced ligamentous tension for somatic dysfunction of the scapulae.
  2. Balanced ligamentous tension for somatic dysfunction of the sacrum.
  3. HVLA in the flexed position to the cervicals.
  4. Osteopathy in the cranial field to the temporal-occipital suture.
  5. Osteopathy in the cranial field for somatic dysfunction of the sacrum.

Rationale

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