Good Thinking Investigates: Osteopathy

Many osteopaths claim to treat colic with cranial osteopathy – a therapy with no evidence of effectiveness.

Following our recent investigation into similar claims made by chiropractors, we decided to find out what an osteopath would tell a distressed parent seeking advice…

While this conversation has been edited for length, we have taken care to retain the meaning and intent of the original discussion.

Our investigation suggests that claims to treat babies for colic appear to be rife in the osteopathy industry – despite no evidence that such treatment is anything but a waste of time and money.

We have shared our findings with the General Osteopathic Council as part of formal complaints against the osteopaths we spoke to.

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