Adviced readings

4 M’s to make sense of evidence – Avoiding the propagation of mistakes, misinterpretation, misrepresentation and misinformation

This Masterclass helps osteopaths to make sense of research.

It helps osteopaths decide how/when to apply research findings in their clinical practice.

A simple framework to assess the literature is provided.

Case reports, clinical trials, qualitative research, and reviews are detailed specifically.


Quantitative investigation of ligament strains during physical tests for sacroiliac joint pain using finite element analysis.

In this study, a three-dimensional finite element model of the sacroiliac joint was developed and the biomechanical conditions for six typical physical tests such as the compression test, distraction test, sacral apex pressure test, thigh thrust test, Patrick's test, and Gaenslen's test were modelled.


Blinding, Sham and Treatment Effects in Randomized Controlled Trials for Back Pain in 2000–2019: A Review and Meta-analytic Approach

Blinding aims to minimize biases from what participants and investigators know or believe. Randomized controlled trials, despite being the gold standard to evaluate treatment effect, do not generally assess the success of blinding. We investigated the extent of blinding in back pain trials and the associations between participant guesses and treatment effects.


From Alpha Diversity to Zzz: Interactions among sleep, the brain, and gut microbiota in the first year of life

Infant sleep habits and neurophysiology are associated with their gut microbiome.

This sleep-brain-gut link is important for infant development.

Sleep and gut microbiota are promising targets for early interventions.


Quality of life in patients referring to private osteopathic clinical practice: A prospective observational study

A large clinical practice-based osteopathic research was performed in Central–Southern Italy.

4 OMT sessions improved quality of life in self-referred patients.

OMT reduced the relative risk of using drug.


Effect of soft tissue mobilization techniques on adhesion-related pain and function in the abdomen: A systematic review

To systematically review the effects of soft tissue mobilization (STM) on both surgical and non-surgical abdominal adhesion-related symptoms.


Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is frequently offered to people with nonspecific low back pain (LBP) but never compared with sham OMT for reducing LBP-specific activity limitations.

Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

A Perceptual Framework for Conservative Treatment and Rehabilitation of Ankle Sprains: An Evidence- Based Paradigm Shift

Spinal manipulation therapy: Is it all about the brain? A current review of the neurophysiological effects of manipulation

Médecines complémentaires et lombalgies : que dit la littérature scientifique ?