Osteopathy for musculoskeletal pain patients: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

@article{Posadzki2010OsteopathyFM,
  title={Osteopathy for musculoskeletal pain patients: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Paul Posadzki and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={285-291}
}
The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of osteopathy as a treatment option for musculoskeletal pain. Six databases were searched from their inception to August 2010. Only randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were considered if they tested osteopathic manipulation/mobilization against any control intervention or no therapy in human with any musculoskeletal pain in any anatomical location, and if they assessed pain as an outcome measure. The selection of studies… Expand
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