There is low to moderate evidence that supports osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) for pelvic, girdle or low back pain during pregnancy and postpartum. Further key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:
- 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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