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Research supporting Osteopathy

Introduction To Research

Research supporting Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) had been well established in the scientific literature long before William Garner Sutherland.

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CNS Motility

Motion of the central nervous system anatomy has been well documented in research studies from multiple sources mostly outside the osteopathic profession.

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CSF Fluctuation

CSF flows through the ventricles of the brain and within the spaces around the brain and spinal cord. Sutherland described this motion as fluctuant in nature.

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Dural Mobility

The existence of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord is well documented in anatomic research and utilized in medical practice.

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Cranial Bone Mobility

Cranial bone motion has been the most controversial phenomenon of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), but there is ample evidence that the cranial bones do rhythmically move.

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Sacral Mobility

It is an anatomical fact that the sacrum moves between the ilia. It simply would not be possible for humans to walk or run if the sacral-iliac joints did not allow for motion.

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Clinical Research

The effectiveness of OCF has been consistently demonstrated in a number of clinical studies. Research has been performed on treatment of the following clinical conditions:

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Palpatory Reliability

Inter-examiner reliability studies of cranial palpation are notoriously difficult to design well, and, as a result have been inadequate in demonstrating consistent findings across examiners.

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