Incidence of Somatic Dysfunction in Healthy Newborns

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21 November 2015

Incidence of Somatic Dysfunction in Healthy Newborns

Recent evidence suggests that osteopathic manipulative treatment of somatic dysfunction in newborns may decrease complications and hospital length of stay. Such dysfunction may result from external forces related to the birth process, but its incidence is unknown. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and patterns of somatic dysfunction in healthy newborns at least 6 hours after birth and to correlate those findings with maternal and labor history, gestational age, and findings of the initial newborn assessment performed immediately after birth … ABSTRACT

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