Category: Research

Do manual therapies have a specific autonomic effect? An overview of systematic reviews

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The impact of manual therapy interventions on the autonomic nervous system have been largely assessed, but with heterogeneous findings regarding the direction of these effects. We conducted an overview of systematic reviews to describe if there is a specific autonomic effect elicited by manual therapy interventions, its relation with the type of technique used and […]

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Results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial of osteopathy on neck-shoulder pain in computer users

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Computer use is a well-known source of chronic pain, leading to absenteeism and reduced productivity and well-being. This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomised controlled trial. Several methodological variables defined trial feasibility … ABSTRACT

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Overcoming placebo-related challenges in manual therapy trials: the ‘whats and hows’ and the ‘touch equality assumption’ proposals

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Due to the significant increase in interest in placebos, biomedical scientists have incorporated placebo innovations into a modern methodological research scenario in order to increase the quality of clinical studies. Indeed, the randomised-controlled trial design has changed dramatically, and these changes have had an impact on manual therapy research as well. The present paper outlines […]

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Brain Connectivity Changes after Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Randomized Manual Placebo-Controlled Trial

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The lived experience of distance learning of medical students during the CoViD-19 pandemic in Italy: a descriptive phenomenological research

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The legacy and implications of the body-mind-spirit osteopathic tenet: A discussion paper evaluating its clinical relevance in contemporary osteopathic care

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Person-centered versus body-centered approaches in osteopathic care for chronic pain conditions

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Pressure pain thresholds in office workers with chronic neck pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Opposing vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic – A critical commentary and united statement of an international osteopathic research community

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Osteopathy modulates brain–heart interaction in chronic pain patients: an ASL study

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