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: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23622070