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Osteopathic Recognition Resource Library: Biomechanical Competencies

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

OMT in specific disease states indications and effectiveness studies


1. Can osteopathic manipulative treatment modify the posture in elderly people? - a single-case study.

Pellerin F, Papin-Richard E, Guihéneuc P, Niel S, Guihard G.J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):380-8.

2. Observational study fails to demonstrate the effectiveness of OMT in decreasing low back pain.

Licciardone JC. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Nov;114(11):e119-20. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.


3. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Franke H, Franke JD, Fryer G. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Aug 30;15:286. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-286


4. The OSTEOPATHIC trial demonstrates significant improvement in patients with chronic low back pain as manifested by decreased prescription rescue medication use. Licciardone JC. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Jul;114(7):528-9. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.103


5. Is it feasible and effective to provide osteopathy and acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal problems in a GP setting? A service evaluation. Cheshire A, Polley M, Peters D, Ridge D. BMC Fam Pract. 2011 Jun 13;12:49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-49


6. Two novel nonsurgical treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Schreiber AL, Sucher BM, Nazarian LN.Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 May;25(2):249-64. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.008.


7. Osteopathic manipulative treatment to resolve head and neck pain after tooth extraction.

Meyer PM, Gustowski SM.J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Jul;112(7):457-60



1. Osteopathy decreases the severity of IBS-like symptoms associated with Crohn's disease in patients in remission.

Piche T, Pishvaie D, Tirouvaziam D, Filippi J, Dainese R, Tonohouhan M, DeGalleani L, Nébot-Vivinus MH, Payrouse JL, Hébuterne X.Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec;26(12):1392-8.


2. What about OMT and nutrition for managing the irritable bowel syndrome? An overview and treatment plan.

Collebrusco L, Lombardini R. Explore (NY). 2014 Sep-Oct;10(5):309-18


3. Using integrative therapies to treat women with chronic pelvic pain.

Tettambel MA. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2007 Nov;107(10 Suppl 6):ES17-20


4. Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on incidence of postoperative ileus and hospital length of stay in general surgical patients. Baltazar GA, Betler MP, Akella K, Khatri R, Asaro R, Chendrasekhar A. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Mar;113(3):204-9

OMT patient satisfaction


1. Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on middle ear effusion following acute otitis media in young children: a pilot study.

Steele KM, Carreiro JE, Viola JH, Conte JA, Ridpath LC. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Jun;114(6):436-47. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.094.


2 Osteopathic evaluation and manipulative treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media: a pilot study.

Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006 Jun;106(6):327-34.

OMT - Mother & Child

1. Application of osteopathic manipulative technique in the treatment of back pain during pregnancy.

Majchrzycki M, Wolski H, Seremak-Mrozikiewicz A, Lipiec J, Marszałek S, Mrozikiewicz PM, Klejewski A, Lisiński P.

Ginekol Pol. 2015 Mar;86(3):224-8. Review.


2.  A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment on preterms.

Cerritelli F, Pizzolorusso G, Renzetti C, Cozzolino V, D'Orazio M, Lupacchini M, Marinelli B, Accorsi A, Lucci C, Lancellotti J, Ballabio S, Castelli C, Molteni D, Besana R, Tubaldi L, Perri FP, Fusilli P, D'Incecco C, Barlafante G. PLoS One. 2015 May 14;10(5):e0127370.


3. Does visceral osteopathic treatment accelerate meconium passage in very low birth weight infants?- A prospective randomized controlled trial. Haiden N, Pimpel B, Kreissl A, Jilma B, Berger A. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 15;10(4):e0123530. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123530


4. Osteopathic manipulative treatment and pain in preterms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Cerritelli F, Cicchitti L, Martelli M, Barlafante G, Renzetti C, Pizzolorusso G, Lupacchini M, D'Orazio M, Marinelli B, Cozzolino V, Fusilli P, D'Incecco C. Trials. 2015 Mar 8;16:84. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0615-3


5. Effect of osteopathic manipulative therapy in the attentive performance of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Accorsi A, Lucci C, Di Mattia L, Granchelli C, Barlafante G, Fini F, Pizzolorusso G, Cerritelli F, Pincherle M. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 May;114(5):374-81


6. Pregnancy Research on Osteopathic Manipulation Optimizing Treatment Effects: the PROMOTE study.

Hensel KL, Buchanan S, Brown SK, Rodriguez M, Cruser dA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan;212(1):108.e1-9.

OMT - Pumonary

1. Impact of osteopathic treatment on pain in adult patients with cystic fibrosis--a pilot randomized controlled study.

Hubert D, Soubeiran L, Gourmelon F, Grenet D, Serreau R, Perrodeau E, Zegarra-Parodi R, Boutron I. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 16;9(7):e102465


2. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for inpatients with pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis: effects on spirometry findings and patient assessments of breathing, anxiety, and pain.  Swender DA, Thompson G, Schneider K, McCoy K, Patel A. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Jun;114(6):450-8