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Posture, Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis

An osteopathic assessment takes into account posture and asymmetry.   
In a study published in 2006, Philippi et al aimed to assess the therapeutic efficacy of OMT in 32 infants with postural asymmetry (PA), 16 of whom received 4 sessions of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) over 1 month and 16 of whom had sham therapy (light touch only). The authors reported significant reductions in PA in the OMT group compared with the sham group (P = .001 [95% CI: 2.0 to 7.3]) and concluded that OMT in the first months after birth reduces the degree of asymmetry in infants with PA.

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