Publications

2021

Sample size, study length, and inadequate controls were the most common self-acknowledged limitations in manual therapy trials: A methodological review.

Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Rodrigo Núñez-Cortés, Ivan Solà, Mercè Sitjà-Rabert, Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Carles Fernández, Xavier Bonfill, Gerard Urrútia
Journal: J Clin Epidemiol. 2020 Nov 1;130:96-106

Impact of stress, immunity, and signals from endocrine and nervous system on fascia

Authors: Nicola Barsotti, Marco Chiera, Diego Lanaro, Massimo Fioranelli
Journal: Front. Biosci (Elte Ed.) 2021 Jan 1;13:1-36.

2020

Heart Rate Variability in the Perinatal Period: A Critical and Conceptual Review

Authors:
Marco Chiera1,2†, Francesco Cerritelli, Alessandro Casini, Nicola Barsotti1, Dario Boschiero, Francesco Cavigioli, Carla G. Corti and Andrea Manzotti
Journal: Front. Neurosci., 2020 Sep 25;14:561186.(6):500-504.

What Makes an Osteopathic Treatment Effective From a Patient’s Perspective: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study

Authors: Giacomo Consorti, DO, Anna Marchetti, PhD, Maria Grazia De Marinis, PhD
Journal: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Aug 31;S0161-4754(20)30115-9.

Erweiterung des biopsychosozialen Modells für die muskuloskelettale Praxis: Teil 2: Klinische Bedeutung für die muskuloskelettale Behandlung

Authors: Rafael Zegarra, Parodi Jerry, Draper Rodi, Francesco Cerritelli
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin, 2020 September

Does Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Induce Autonomic Changes in Healthy Participants? A Thermal Imaging Study

Authors: Francesco Cerritelli, Daniela Cardone, Alessio Pirino, Arcangelo Merla and Fabio Scoppa.
Journal: Front Neurosci. 2020 Aug 18;14:887.

Neonatal Assessment Manual Score: Is There a Role of a Novel, Structured Touch-Based Evaluation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Authors: Andrea Manzotti, Francesco Cerritelli, Marco Chiera, Erica Lombardi, Simona La Rocca, Pamela Biasi1, Matteo Galli1, Jorge Esteves, and Gianluca Lista
Journal: Front. Pediatr. 2020 Aug 6;8:432.

The Italian Osteopathic Practitioners Estimates and RAtes (OPERA) study: A cross sectional survey

Authors: Cerritelli F, van Dun PLS, Esteves JE, Consorti G, Sciomachen P, Lacorte E, Vanacore N
Journal: PLoS One. 2019 Jan 25;14(1):e0211353.

Test der Faszienkompartimente

Authors: Christian Lunghi
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin, 2020 June.

Erweiterung des biopsychosozialen Modells für die muskuloskelettale Praxis: Teil 1: Einführung religiöser und spiritueller Dimensionen in das biopsychosoziale Modell

Authors: Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Francesco Cerritelli
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin, 2020 June

Beliefs about chronic low back pain amongst osteopaths registered in Spain: A cross-sectional survey

Authors: Tom Van Biesen, Gerard Alvarez
Journal: IJOM, 2020 March 21

Professional identity in the evolution of osteopathic models: Response to Esteves et al.

Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Tom Van Biesen, Sonia Roura

Journal: IJOM, 2020 May 10

The Spanish Osteopathic Practitioners Estimates and RAtes (OPERA) study: A cross- sectional survey

Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Sonia Roura, Francesco Cerritelli, Jorge E. Esteves, Johan Verbeeck, Patrick L. S. van Dun

Journal: PLoS One. 2020 Jun 15;15(6):e0234713.

Comparison between two ocular cleansing modalities in a population of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with clinical signs of conjunctivitis: a randomized controlled trial.

Authors: Bresesti I, Ricci M, Cerritelli F, Veneziano A, Zuccotti G, Lista G.
Journal: Minerva Pediatr. 2019 Dec;71(6):500-504.

Assessment and Management of Somatic Dysfunctions in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.

Authors: Tramontano M, Pagnotta S, Lunghi C, Manzo C, Manzo F, Consolo S, Manzo V.
Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc., 2020 Mar 1;120(3):165-173.

Effect of manual approaches with osteopathic modality on brain correlates of interoception: an fMRI study

Authors: Cerritelli F, Chiacchiaretta P, Gambi F, Petrucci M.G, Barassi G, Visciano C, Bellomo R.G, Saggini R, Ferretti A.
Journal: Nature, Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 3214 (2020)

A methodological review revealed that reporting of trials in manual therapy has not improved over time

Authors: Alvarez G, Solà I, Sitjà-Rabert M, Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe A, Gich I, Fernández C, Bonfill X, Urrútia G.
Journal: J Clin Epidemiol. 2020 Jan 20;121:32-44.

Effects of osteopathic treatment versus static touch on heart rate and oxygen saturation in premature babies: A randomized controlled trial

Authors: Manzotti A, Cerritelli F., Lombardi E, La Rocca S, Chiera M, Galli M, Lista G.
Journal: CTCP, Volume 39, May 2020, 101116

Models and theoretical frameworks for osteopathic care – a critical view and call for updates and research

Authors: Esteves J.E, Zegarra-Parodi R, Van Dun P, Cerritelli F, Vaucher P.
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med, March 2020 Volume 35, Pages 1–4
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med, March 2020 Volume 35, Pages 1–4

2019

Comparison between two ocular cleansing modalities in a population of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with clinical signs of conjunctivitis: a randomized controlled trial.

Authors: Bresesti I, Ricci M, Cerritelli F, Veneziano A, Zuccotti G, Lista G.
Journal: Minerva Pediatr. 2019 Dec;71(6):500-504.

The Native American heritage of the body-mind-spirit paradigm in osteopathic principles and practices

Authors: Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Jason Haxton, Francesco Cerritelli

Journal: IJOM, 2019 November

Dynamic touch reduces physiological arousal in preterm infants: A role for c-tactile a erents?

Authors: Andrea Manzotti, Francesco Cerritelli, Jorge E.Estevesdefg, Gianluca Listab, Erica Lombardi, Simona La Rocca, Alberto Gallaceh Francis, P.McGlonei, Susannah C.Walkeri
Journal: Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Oct;39:100703.

An investigation of Australian osteopaths’ attitudes, skills and utilisation of evidence-based practice: a national cross-sectional survey

Authors: Leach M.J, Sundberg T, Fryer G, Austin P, Thomson O.P, Adams J.
Journal: BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jul 17;19(1):498.

Cynefin Framework for Evidence-Informed Clinical Reasoning and Decision-Making

Authors: Christian Lunghi, DO (Italy); Francesca Baroni, DO (Italy)
Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019 May 1;119(5):312-321.

Refining the biopsychosocial model for musculoskeletal practice by introducing religion and spirituality dimensions into the clinical scenario

Authors: Zegarra-Parodi R, Draper-Rodi J, Cerritelli F.
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med, June 2019Volume 32, Pages 44–48

Ultrasound Evaluation of Diaphragmatic Mobility and Contractility After Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques in Healthy Volunteers: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Clinical Trial

Authors: Mancini D, Cesari M, Lunghi C, Benigni A.M, DO, Antonelli Incalzi R, Scarlata S.
Journal: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Jan;42(1):47-54.

Timing of oral feeding changes in premature infants underwent osteopathic manipulative treatment

Authors: L.Vismara, A.Manzotti, A.G.Tarantino, G.Bianchia, A.Nonise, S.La Rocca, E.Lombardi, G.Listad, M.Agostia
Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2019 Apr;43:49-52.

The Italian Osteopathic Practitioners Estimates and Rates (OPERA) study: A cross sectional survey

Authors: Francesco Cerritelli, Patrick L. S. van Dun, Jorge E. Esteves, Giacomo Consorti, Paola Sciomachen, Eleonora Lacorte, Nicola Vanacore, for the OPERA-IT Group
Journal: PLoS One. 2019 Jan 25;14(1):e0211353.

2018

Die Rolle sanfter Berührungen in der perinatalen Osteopathie

Authors: Francis McGlone, Francesco Cerritelli, Susannah Walker, Jorge Esteves
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin, 2018 September

An overview of osteopathy graduates’ perceived preparedness at transition from educational environment to clinic environment one year after graduation: a cross sectional study

Authors: E. Luciani, G. Consorti, P. L. S. van Dun, O. Merdy, C. Lunghi, M. Petracca, J. E. Esteves & F. Cerritelli
Journal: BMC Med Educ. 2018 Dec 22;18(1):319.

Attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among UK osteopaths: a national cross-sectional survey

Authors: Sundberg T, Leach M.J, Thomson O.P, Austin P, Fryer G, Adams J.
Journal: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Article number: 439 (2018)

Osteopathic clinical reasoning: An ethnographic study of perceptual diagnostic judgments, and metacognition

Authors: Cindy McIntyre, Judith Lathlean, Jorge E. Esteves
Journal: IJOM, 2018 June

Reduced Dynamic Coupling Between Spontaneous BOLD-CBF Fluctuations in Older Adults: A Dual-Echo pCASL Study

Authors: Chiacchiaretta P, Cerritelli F, Bubbico G, Petrucci M.G, Ferretti A.
Journal: Front Aging Neurosci. 2018 Apr 23;10:115.

Profile of osteopathic practice in Spain: results from a standardized data collection StudyTiming of oral feeding changes in premature infants underwent osteopathic manipulative treatment

Authors: Gerard Alvarez Bustins, Pedro-Victor López Plaza & Sonia Roura Carvajal
Journal: BMC Complem. Altern Med. 2018 Apr 11;18(1):129.

2017

The role of gentle touch in perinatal osteopathic manual therapy

Author Francis McGloneae, Francesco Cerritelli, Susannah Walkera, Jorge Estevescdf
Journal: Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Jan;72:1-9.

2016


Tensegrity and manual therapy practice: a qualitative study

Author David J. Hohenschurz-Schmidt Jorge E. Esteves Oliver P. Thomson
Journal: IJOM, 2016 March

La medicina osteopatica

Author Ciranna-Raab C. , Manzotti A.
Journal: Edra spa

An Interactive Platform for Studying Joint Action During an Ecological Collaboration Task

Author Alice Chirico Serena Graziosi Francesco Ferrise Alberto Gallace Cedric Mosconi Marie Jasmine Cazzaniga Valentino Zurloni Massimiliano Elia Francesco Cerritelli Fabrizia Mantovani Alessandro D’Ausilio Pietro Cipresso Giuseppe Riva Andrea Gaggioli
Journal: Lecture notes, book series “Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health”,

Letter to the Editor

Author Patrick L.S. van Dun
Journal: IJOM, 2016 November

A commentary on “Alternative, Complementary or Orthodox: What is real Medicine?”

Author Mariateresa Tassinari, Francesco Cerritelli, Paolo Roberti
Journal: Eur J Pers Cent Healthcare, 2016 July

The enigmatic case of cranial osteopathy: Evidence versus clinical practice

Author Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, MEd, DO (UK) Francesco Cerritelli, MSc, MPH, DO (Italy)
Journal: IJOM, 2016 September

Osteopathic manipulative treatment in neurological diseases: Systematic review of the literature

Author Francesco Cerritelli Nuria Ruffini  Eleonora Lacorte Nicola Vanacore
Journal: J Neurol Sci. 2016 August

The paradox of sham therapy and placebo effect in osteopathy

Author Cerritelli, Francesco MSca,b,c,*; Verzella, Marco PTa,d; Cicchitti, Luca DOa,d; D’Alessandro, Giandomenico DOa,d; Vanacore, Nicola PhDe
Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4728.

Klinische Effektivität einer osteopathi-schen Behandlung bei Migräne

Author Francesco Cerritelli Liana Ginevri Gabriella Messi Emanuele Caprari Marcello Di Vincenzo Cinzia Renzetti Vincenzo Cozzolino Gina Barlafante Nicoletta Foschi Leandro Provinciali
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin, 2016 March

Osteopathic manipulative treatment in gynecology and obstetrics: A systematic review

Author Nuria Ruffini Giandomenico D’Alessandro Lucia Cardinali Franco Frondarolic Francesco Cerritellia
Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:72-8.

The biomechanical model in manual therapy: Is there an ongoing crisis or just the need to revise the underlying concept and Application?

Author Christian Lunghi, DO, ND Paolo Tozzi, MSc Ost, DO, PT Giampiero Fusco, DO, PT
Journal: J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Oct;20(4):784-799.

State of affairs of osteopathy in the Benelux: Benelux Osteosurvey 2013

Author Patrick L.S. van Dun Mioara Alina Nicolaie Arnout Van Messem
Journal: IJOM, 2016 January.

2015

Variations of high frequency parameter of heart rate variability following osteopathic manipulative treatment in healthy subjects compared to control group and sham therapy: randomized controlled trial

Author Nuria Ruffini, Giandomenico D'Alessandro, Nicolò Mariani, Alberto Pollastrelli, Lucia Cardinali and Francesco Cerritelli
Journal: Front Neurosci. 2015 Aug 4;9:272.

Learning Environment, Preparedness and Satisfaction in Osteopathy in Europe: The PreSS Study

Author Emanuele Luciani, Patrick L. S. van Dun, Jorge Eduardo Esteves, Christian Lunghi, Marco Petracca, Liria Papa, Olivier Merdy, Anne Jäkel, Francesco Cerritelli
Journal: PLoS One. 2015 Jun 23;10(6):e0129904.

A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Preterms

Author Francesco Cerritelli , Gianfranco Pizzolorusso, Cinzia Renzetti, Vincenzo Cozzolino, Marianna D’Orazio, Mariacristina Lupacchini, Benedetta Marinelli, Alessandro Accorsi, Chiara Lucci, Jenny Lancellotti, Silvia Ballabio, Carola Castelli, Daniela Molteni, Roberto Besana, Lucia Tubaldi, Francesco Paolo Perri, Paola Fusilli, Carmine D’Incecco, Gina Barlafante
Journal: PLoS One. 2015 May 14;10(5):e0127370.

Profile of osteopathic practice in Spain: results from a standardized data collection study

Authors: Alvarez Bustins G, López Plaza P.V, Roura Carvajal S.
Journal: BMC Complement Altern Med. 2018 Apr 11;18(1):129. Full Paper

‘I just don’t have the tools’ – Italian osteopaths’ attitudes and beliefs about the management of patients with chronic pain: A qualitative study

Authors: Formica A, Thomson O.P., Esteves J. E.
Journal: IJOM, March 2018Volume 27, Pages 6–13 Full Paper

Effect of Continuous Touch on Brain Functional Connectivity Is Modified by the Operator’s Tactile Attention

Authors: Cerritelli F, Chiacchiaretta P, Gambi F, Ferretti A.
Journal: Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 Jul 20;11:368 Full Paper

Use of pressure dynamometer in the assessment of the pressure pain threshold in trigger points in the craniocervical muscles in women with unilateral migraine and tension-type headache: An observational study

Authors: Correia Kälberer Pires R.C, Salles da Rocha N, Esteves J.E, Rodrigues M.E.
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med, December 2017Volume 26, Pages 28–35 Full Paper

Osteopathic manipulative treatment showed reduction of length of stay and costs in preterm infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Authors: Lanaro D, Ruffini N, Manzotti A, Lista G.
Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(12):e6408. Full Paper

Use of pressure dynamometer in the assessment of the pressure pain threshold in trigger points in the craniocervical muscles in women with unilateral migraine and tension-type headache: An observational study

Authors: Rita de Cássia Correia Kälberer Pires, Natália Salles da Rocha, Márcia Elisabeth Rodrigues, Jorge E. Esteves
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med, 2017 Full Paper

The role of gentle touch in perinatal osteopathic manual therapy

Authors: McGlone F, Cerritelli F, Walker S, Esteves J
Journal: Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Jan;72:1-9 Full Paper

A commentary on “Alternative, Complementary or Orthodox: What is real medicine?”

Authors: Tassinari M, Cerritelli F, Roberti di Sarsina P.
Journal: Eur J Pers Center Healthcare 2016:4(3);472-474 Full Paper

Osteopathic manipulative treatment in neurological diseases: Systematic review of the literature

Authors: Cerritelli F, Ruffini N, Lacorte E, Vanacore N
Journal: Neurol Sci. 2016:369;333–341 Full Paper

The enigmatic case of cranial osteopathy: Evidence versus clinical practice

Authors: Zegarra-Parodi R, Cerritelli F.
Journal: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (2016) 21, 1e4 Full Paper

The paradox of sham therapy and placebo effect in osteopathy: A systematic review

Authors: Cerritelli F, Verzella M, Cicchitti L, D'Alessandro G, Vanacore N.
Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4728. Full Paper

Using the template for intervention description and replication (TIDieR) as a tool for improving the design and reporting of manual therapy interventions.

Authors: Alvarez G, Cerritelli F, Urrutia G.
Journal: Manual Therapy 2016, Mar 11, doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.03.004 Full Paper

Osteopathic manipulative treatment in gynecology and obstetrics: A systematic review

Authors: Ruffini N, D’Alessandro G, Cardinali L, Frondaroli F, Cerritelli F
Journal: Complementary Ther Med. 2016;26:72-78 Full Paper

Sensitization and Interoception as Key Neurological Concepts in Osteopathy and Other Manual Medicines

Authors: D'Alessandro G, Cerritelli F, Cortelli P
Journal: Front Neurosci, 2016 March 10;10:100 Full Paper

Klinische Effektivität einer osteopathi- schen Behandlung bei Migräne

Authors: Cerritelli F, Ginevri L, Messi G, Caprari E, Di Vincenzo M, Renzetti C, Cozzolino V, Barlafante G, Foschi N, Provinciali L.
Journal: Osteopathische Medizin. 2016;17(1):9-16 Full Paper

The biomechanical model in manual therapy: is there an ongoing crisis or just the need to revise the underlying concept and application?

Authors: Lunghi C, Tozzi P, Fusco G
Journal: Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.01.004. Full Paper

State of affairs of osteopathy in the Benelux: Benelux Osteosurvey 2013

Authors: van Dun P, Nicolaie MA, Van Messem A
Journal: Int J Osteopath Med. 2016 Full Paper

L’osteopatia migliora la qualità della vita dei pazienti. Uno studio osservazionale prospettico

Authors: Cerritelli F, Verzella M
Journal: PNEI NEWS, 2015 (4-5 July October); 8-10. Full Paper

Variations of high frequency parameter of heart rate variability following osteopathic manipulative treatment in healthy subjects compared to control group and sham therapy: randomized controlled trial

Authors: Ruffini N, D'Alessandro G, Mariani N, Pollastrelli A, Cardinali L, Cerritelli F.
Journal: Front Neurosci. 2015 Aug 4;9:272. Full Paper

Learning Environment, Preparedness and Satisfaction in Osteopathy in Europe: The PreSS Study

Authors: Luciani E, van Dun PL, Esteves JE, Lunghi C, Petracca M, Papa L, Merdy O, Jäkel A, Cerritelli F.
Journal: PLoS One. 2015 Jun 23;10(6):e0129904. Full Paper

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

Authors: 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.
Journal: PLoS One. 2015 May 14;10(5):e0127370 Full Paper

A Unifying Neuro-Fasciagenic Model of Somatic Dysfunction – underlying mechanisms and treatment -PART II

Authors: Tozzi P.
Journal: Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2015) xx, 1e18 Full Paper

Chronic Inflammatory Disease and Osteopathy: A Systematic Review.

Authors: Cicchitti L, Martelli M, Cerritelli F.
Journal: PLoS One. 2015 Mar 17;10(3):e0121327. Full Paper

Clinical effectiveness of osteopathic treatment in chronic migraine: 3-Armed randomized controlled trial

Authors: Cerritelli F, Ginevri L, Messi G, Caprari E, Di Vincenzo M, Renzetti C, Cozzolino V, Barlafante G, Foschi N, Provinciali L.
Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2015 Full Paper

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

Authors: 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.
Journal: Trials 2015, 16:84 Full Paper

Quality of life in patients referring to private osteopathic clinical practice: A prospective observational study.

Authors: Cerritelli F, Verzella M, Barlafante G.
Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2014; 22, 625-63. Full Paper

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