Some collected research of interest to osteopaths and manual therapists, organised into themes.

Adjunctive treatments including yoga, mindfulness and qi gong, Alexander technique, t’ai chi, and acupuncture.

Adverse events

Evidence for osteopathy

Headache and neck pain

Lower extremity

Lumbar spine and pelvis

Miscellaneous systematic reviews

Mixed methods studies

Osteopathic relevant research including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, qualitative research, and Master’s dissertations titles and abstracts. Read more

Randomised Controlled Trials


Papers associated with the United Kingdom Back Pain Exercise and Manipulation (BEAM) trial


Brealey S, Burton K, Coulton S, et al.  UK Back pain Exercise And Manipulation (UK BEAM) trial–national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN32683578]. Read more

Societies for Areas of Special Interest

The Society for back pain research

Cervical spine research society

Scoliosis research society

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Migraine Action Organisation

The Migraine Trust

Osteopaths for Progress in Headaches and Migraines

Sutherland cranial college

Osteopathic sports care association Read more