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Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Nonsynostotic Plagiocephaly

2019-07-11 02:05:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative therapy in reducing the asymmetries of skull in infants with nonsynostotic plagiocephaly.

Description

Nonsynostotic plagiocephaly (NSP) is defined as the deformation of the head resulting from external forces that mould the skull during the first months of life.

Four months seems to be a critical age for the development of NSP, but many positional head shape deformities may improve with time.

Early assessment and diagnosis is important not only for the shape of the skull, but also for possible clinical significant differences in gross motor development.

In paediatric conditions the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment is documented in systematic reviews; in NSP the only study, which is a pilot, reveals an average reduction of 50% asymmetry on 12 infants who have undergone a course of four osteopathic treatments.

Study Design

Conditions

Nonsynostotic Plagiocephaly

Intervention

Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh), Light Touch Therapy (LTT), Repositioning therapy

Location

Division of Neonatology and NICU, Sant'Anna Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza.
Torino
Italy
10126

Status

Recruiting

Source

Azienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-11T02:05:59-0400

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