About SWOO


The Foundation for Osteopathic Scientific Research generates objective data about both the effect of osteopathic treatment as well as osteopathic hypotheses. The information obtained should lead to a better scientific basis and to an improvement of quality of the entire profession. Scientific basis is found by

  • Organizing research
  • Collection of scientific literature

Data is generated by

  • Developing a tool for tracking the effect of treatment in osteopathic practice
  • Collection of literature supporting or rejecting osteopathic hypotheses


1. Organizing research:

  • Self-creation of sound and useful research
  • Approach scientists and research institutes and enthuse them for research into osteopathy
  • Approach other professions for doing research
  • Ask students to do part of a larger research in the context of their thesis

2. Collection of scientific literature

  • Establish a database with relevant scientific literature
  • Easy access to the literature for the osteopath
  • Bringing to the attention of relevant literature to the osteopath
  • Get published already done, appropriate research

3. Developing a tool for tracking the results

  • By means of automatically tracking file results
  • Collection of validated questionnaires for specific conditions
  • Approach software providers to automatically process the data statistically
  • Develop objective criteria for assessing the osteopathic actions


Sander KalesSander Kales
(managing director)
Mendel BloklandMendel Blokland
Sander KruinigerSander Kruiniger
pasfoto Ronald van OersRonald van Oers
Roalt Dijkstra
Liesbeth van den Berg
Chris Vos


Stichting Wetenschappelijk Osteopathisch Onderzoek
Secretariaat: Janssoniuslaan 32, 3528 AJ Utrecht

Tel. +31 (30) 3040063
COC 34158422
Bank: NL95RABO0392318776