the NE-O project has the aim to produce compelling evidence regarding the short-, medium-, and long- term biological, neurological and health-related effects of osteopathic treatment on preterm infants
The improvement of quality of life in preterm infants has been set as one of the major priorities by international agencies. Indeed the World Health Organization targeted a significant enhancement of newborn therapies by 2035.
Within these worldwide scenario and long-term health care perspectives, alternative and complementary approaches aiming at improving health conditions in preterm infants are recommended. Among those, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been showed to reduce the length of stay, and thus health status on preterm infants , as well as costs [Publications].The NE-O project wants to move further and produce compelling evidence regarding the short-, medium-, and long- term biological, neurological and health-related effects of osteopathic treatment on preterm infants. This can produce data to explore the extent to which osteopathy can play a role on disabilities following neonatal conditions and therefore the economical value of osteopathic approach.
The NE-O project is a multi-centre research project with the following general working streams:
- newborns' health
- public health