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Conference on the Biology of Manual Therapies
June 9–10, 2005
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
What are manual therapies?
Manual therapies include a host of techniques that focus primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Examples include chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation and massage therapy.
What was discussed at the conference?
The conference covered the underlying biology of manual therapies. Experts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) joined academic, patient advocacy, and professional organizations to assess current knowledge and identify opportunities for further research.
Key questions were addressed during the sessions and breakout groups.
Who sponsored the workshop?
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)