Key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:
- There is moderate to high quality evidence of benefit for osteopathic treatment for pre-term infants on length of hospital stay.
- There is moderate quality evidence of benefit of manual therapy treatment for infants with ‘colic’ for reduced crying time.
- Only low quality evidence exists for most other manual therapy based treatments for infants and children therefore no conclusions can be made about effectiveness.
- In those studies reporting adverse events no serious adverse events were reported.
The full Snapshot Summary is available as a PDF to download.