Research is a critical part of the mission of the Osteopathic Medicine Center. Cutting edge research has never been more important to advance osteopathic medicine.  

Please use this site as a repository of current and past research projects being conducted and NYITCOM, specifically related to osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathic principles.  There is vast research being conducted at NYITCOM across many different important topics that can be further investigated on the NYITCOM website.

Research at NYIT

Current OMM Research Projects (NYITCOM)


Recent Publications:

Parkinson's Disease and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

  • Li, Raymond, Jose, Ann, Poon, Jessica, Zou, Cindy, Istafanos, Maria and Yao, Sheldon C.. "Efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a narrative review" Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, vol. , no. , 2021.
  • Li TS, Mancini J, Integrative Approach for Parkinson's disease, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, February 2017: Vol 23, No. 1: 34
  • Donoghue JD, de Vries K, Apoznanski T, Mancini J, Yao SC. “Osteopathic Manipulation as a Complementary Approach to Parkinson’s Disease: A Controlled Pilot Study” DOI: 10.3233/NRE-161400 Published online: October 31, 2016, NeuroRehabilitation, vol. Preprint, no. Preprint, pp. 1-7, 2016
  • Yao SC, Hart A, Terzella MJ. “An Evidence-Based Osteopathic Approach to Parkinson's Disease" Osteopathic Family Physician Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 96-101, May 2013
  • Mancini JD and Varkey A. "Integration of Osteopathic Manual Treatments in the Management of Foot Dystonia in Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series" Int J Neurorehabilitation Eng 2016, 3:6

Neurological Considerations and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Gastrointestinal Considerations and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

  • Watari J (OMS IV), Danowitz M (OMS IV), Jacobs S (OMS IV), Li, To S, Etiology, Evaluation, and Osteopathic Management of Adult Constipation, Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol.8 No.4, July/August 2016: 24-31
  • Domalski, R.S., Nimkoff, L., Yao, S.C., Kooyman, P. Application of OMT in a pediatric postoperative ileus case. American Academy of Osteopathy Journal2014; 24(2):24.
  • Fisher, J.F., Henderson, A.T., Li, T.S., and Bridges, K.G. Changes in Salivary α-amylase After Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, JAOA, Jan 2009; 109:S34

Dermatologic Considerations in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Pediatric Considerations and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Obstetrics and Gynecological Considerations and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Educational Research

Respiratory Considerations and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment


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