Dear colleague,

Please find attached a job advertisement for the position of Associate Professor at the faculty of Health in Fribourg Switzerland which is part of the University of Applied Science Western Switzerland.

We are looking for an osteopath (or someone clinically trained) with an background in research and teaching to join the Unit of Research in Mobility, which is closely allied to the Osteopathic School which awards BSc and MSc degrees in osteopathy.

Applicants should have at least a MSc qualification or equivalent, good knowledge of research methods and preferably speak French, and/or German and English.

The closing date for applications is 27.4.18. Further details and instructions for applying can be found here.

With kind regards,

Alexander Bischoff

PhD, Doyen recherche et développement / Dekan für Forschung und Entwicklung
Haute école de santé Fribourg / Hochschule für Gesundheit Freiburg
Route des Cliniques 15 ▪ 1700 Fribourg / Freiburg

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Francesco Cerritelli and his team in Italy investigated the use of osteopathy in preterm infants

The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in preterm infants has been documented and results from previous studies suggest the association between OMT and length of stay (LOS) reduction, as well as significant improvements in several clinical outcomes. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of OMT on LOS in premature infants.

Here is a link about Francesco’s research, showing the benefits of osteopathic treatment:

New European Standard
for Osteopathy Services


CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an organization that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries.

Presentation of the European Standard on Osteopathy (ΕΝ16686) in the Euro Parliament on the 29/9/16


Osteopathy at the 2016 Brazilian Olympics


Considering the fact that during the London 2012 Olympic Games osteopaths were included in health services for the first time, the RBrO (Brazilian Register of Osteopaths) met in November 2012 with representatives of the General Osteopathic Council – UK GOsC and established the Brazilian Osteopathic Committee for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Dr. Viola Frymann was a renowned osteopath and visionary. Her legacy lives on through her many patients and the Center for Children in California that continues to be a world class treatment facility. For more information on her life and work see

Download Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet provides information about the Canadian practice of osteopathy by non-physician practitioners who are members of provincial associations, which are members of the CFO.

Osteopathy is a distinct, client-centred approach to health care based on a traditional and evolving set of principles. *  Practitioners of osteopathy recognize the importance of the relationship between the body’s structure and function. They are trained to use palpation (specialized touch) and gentle, therapeutic, manual techniques to support and assist the body’s natural ability to maintain and, if possible, restore health and well being. During treatment, muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, internal organs and systems, such as circulatory, respiratory, neurological and digestive, may be influenced or affected.


With Regret

It is with regret and great sadness that we learned Jean-Guy Sicotte, M.D., D.O.(QC) passed away on February 28th, 2015.