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.
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 http://osteopathiccenter.org/viola-frymann/
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.
The CFO represents Canadian Osteopathy internationally by partnering with the following organizations: The Osteopathic International Alliance
The CFO is an associate member of the European Federation & Forum for Osteopathy