Links to interesting information:
Dutch association for osteopathy.
Dutch register for osteopathy.
Divinity Foundation is a private Humanitarian Aid Organization based on osteopathic medical principles.
Still Kids is an organization which promotes pediatric osteopathy in the Netherlands and Belgium.
An article by Marlies Renkens about Osteopathy in Kenya, published in the professional journal 'De osteopaat' (Dutch).
A video of the treatment of a baby, by Marlies Renkens.
A video of the treatment of a young man with a problem with his posture.
A video of the treatment of a young man with a knee problem..
A video about osteopathy in Kenya.
A brochure about osteopathic treatment of children with disabilities.
Infantile postural asymmetry and osteopathic treatment: a randomized therapeutic trial.
The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic efficacy of osteopathic treatment in infants with postural asymmetry. Sixty-one infants with postural asymmetry aged 6 to 12 weeks were recruited. Thirty-two infants with a gestational age of at least 36 weeks were found to be eligible and randomly assigned to the intervention groups, 16 receiving osteopathic treatment and 16 sham therapy. After a treatment period of 4 weeks the outcome was measured using a standardized scale (4–24 points). The difference was significant (p=0.001). The conclusion was that osteopathic treatment in the first months of life improves the degree of asymmetry in infants with postural asymmetry. (Philippi et al., 2004)
Incidence of iatrogenesis associated with osteopathic manipulative treatment of pediatric patients. A retrospective review of medical records was conducted looking for documentation of aggravations or complications subsequent to OMT. Of 502 pediatric patients' medical records reviewed, 346 met the inclusion criteria of two or more office visits for which adequate follow-up data were available. No treatment-associated complications were documented. Osteopathic manipulative treatment appears to be a safe treatment modality in the pediatric population when administered by physicians with expertise in OMT. (Hayes and Bezilla, 2006)
The Effects of Osteopathic Treatment on Constipation in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study.
This pilot study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment in children with cerebral palsy and chronic constipation. The results of this study suggests that osteopathic methods may be helpful as an alternative treatment in constipation. (Tarsuslo et al., 2009)