Helpful Information

Links

Below is a list of links that we have found to be helpful.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 617-431-4451.

Associations

Cranial Osteopathy

Nutrition

Literature

Books

  • Autobiography of A.T. Still¸ Philosophy of Osteopathy, Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy, and Osteopathy, Research and Practice: Books by Osteopathy’s founder A.T. Still, MD. Available from academyofosteopathy.org
  • Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD. Chapter 2 of the book discusses his experiences with Osteopathy. More from Dr. Weil on Osteopathy is available on his website drweil.com
  • Touch of Life by Robert Fulford, DO. A book for anyone wanting to understand more about Osteopathy from one of the greatest Osteopaths.
  • William M. Foley, George Pasqerello, Darren Rosenberg (2012). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4. Chapter 10, Osteopathic Maipulative Treatment. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • William M. Foley, Hugh Ettlinger, Gilbert D’Alonzo, Jane Carreiro (2010). Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Edition. Chapter 59, Difficulty Breathing. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Michael Weiting, William M. Foley (2010). Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Edition. Chapter 65, Adult with Myalgia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Articles

  • Healing and the Natural World: An article covering an interview with Jim Jealous, DO in Alternative Therapies Vol 3:No 1 January 1997. Pg’s 68-75
  • Osteopathic Care of Children (PDF) An article by Donald V Hankinson, DO available on our website
  • The Osteopathy Alternative: An article in East West December 1990. Pg’s 45-49
  • On Becoming an Osteopath: An article covering an interview with Stefan Hagopian, DO in Alternative Therapies Vol 7:No 6  Nov/Dec 2001. Pg’s 85-91
  • Dr. Weil covers Osteopathy in general and in regard to specific medical problems on his website: drweil.com
  • Foley WM (2008). Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in chronic pain. Worcester Medicine, 72/3, 8-9. Read the Article Online

Research – Articles

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Low Back Pain

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Respiratory Health

  • The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 2014: 114: 450-458. “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Inpatients With Pulmonary Exacerbations of Cystic Fibrosis: Effects on Spirometry Findings and Patient Assessments of Breathing, Anxiety, and Pain,” Swender, David A. et al. Demonstrated improved patient perceptions of quality of breathing
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Digestive Health

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Otitis Media

  • Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2003;157:861-866. “The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment as adjuvant therapy in children with recurrent acute otitis media” Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LLB, et al Demonstrated improved hearing, decreased ear infections, and fewer tubes needed in those children receiving Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 2014: 114: 436-447. “Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Middle Ear Effusion Following Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: A Pilot Study,” Steele, Karen M. et al. Demonstrated OMT provides faster resolution of middle ear effusion in children with otitis media
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Sports. Athletics, and Musculo-skeletal Health

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Empathy

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Osteopathic Manipulation Meta Analyses*

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Osteopathic manipulative treatment in Prenatal Care

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Cerebral Palsy

  • Clinical Pediatrics, May 2004; 349-353 “Parental Perceptions of the Therapeutic Effect from Osteopathic Manipulation or Acupuncture in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy,” .Duncan, B. et al. Demonstrated an observed improvement in the vast majority of children

Conditions commonly treated with OMT include:

Dental

Dental

(Orthodontic Problems, TMJ Syndrome, Malocclusion)

Digestive

Digestive

(Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea)

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Ear, Nose, and Throat

(Chronic Ear Infections, Chronic Tonsillitis, Sinusitis )

Genetic

Genetic

(Congenital Malformations, Down Syndrome)

Genitourinary

Genitourinary

(Bedwetting, Prostatitis, Stress Incontinence)

Neurological

Neurological

(Dizziness and Vertigo, Head Trauma, Migraine Headaches, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post-MVA Inertial Injury [Whiplash], Seizures, Visual Disturbances)

Orthopedic

Orthopedic

(Kyphosis, Lordosis, Postural Imbalances, Scoliosis)

Pediatric

Pediatric

(ADD, ADHD, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Colic, Developmental Delays, Failure to Thrive, Learning Disorders, Otitis Media [ear infections], Plagiocephaly [misshaped head], Spitting Up, Strabismus [Crossed-Eyes or Lazy Eye], Sucking Difficulties)

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

(Back Pain, Groin Pain, Varicose Veins, Prevention of Labor Problems)

Psychiatric

Psychiatric

(Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Disturbances)

Respiratory

Respiratory

(Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Frequent Colds, Recurrent Sore Throats)

Somatic

Somatic

(Arthritis, Fibromyalgia)