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.
- Overall, trials were mainly of small size and investigated treatments and protocols were very heterogeneous between studies.
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