Osteopathic treatment for pregnant or post-partum women

Key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:

  • There is low to moderate evidence that supports osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) for pelvic, girdle or low back pain during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Non-specific effects of therapy play a role in outcomes as OMT was never shown to be superior to sham treatment even though it was shown to be superior to usual care or relaxation.

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