Jane E. Carreiro

Dr. Jane Carreiro is Professor and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine U.S.A.  Dr. Carreiro’s practice focuses on osteopathic manipulative medicine and pain medicine in the pediatric population.  Dr. Carreiro has held visiting faculty positions at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne Australia, the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone England, and the Winer Schule fur Osteopathie in Vienna, Austria.  She was faculty and medical consultant at the London Osteopathic Centre for Children from it’s founding in 1991 through 1994; and has been Honorary Chief of Pediatric Manual Medicine for the Deutsche Geselishaft fur Osteopathische Medizin (German Society of Pediatric Manual Medicine) since 2006. She is Board Certified in both Osteopathic Family Practice and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Dr Carreiro lectures throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia.  She is Vice-Chairman of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) and Past-President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).  Dr. Carreiro has been recognized as an expert in Manual Medicine by the World Health Organization. She is author of two books, Pediatric Manual Medicine; and An Osteopathic Approach to Children, both of which have been translated into multiple languages; section editor of Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine; and contributing author to other medical texts.  She has published in Spine; Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; and the Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy. Dr. Carreiro has received numerous awards for teaching and service. Her research interests include pediatric manual medicine; innervation patterns of the sacro-pelvic area; functional anatomy of the spine and pelvis; and clinical biomechanics.


Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Research interests in Lumbosacral Anatomy and The Functional Arrangment of the Human Musculature.

pediatric musckuloskeletal medicine

innervation patterns of the spine sacrum and pelvis

otitis media


Current Research

Can the addition of OMT to standard care of acute otitis media shorten the duration of the presence of fluid in the middle ear?

Research Interests

Osteopathic manipulation in otitis media; innervation patterns in the pelvis and sacral areas.

Selected Publications

YinW, Willard F, Carreiro J, Dreyfuss P,(2003) Sensory Stimulation-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Neurotomy: Technique Based on Neuroanatomy of the Dorsal Sacral Plexus; Spine, vol.28, Number 20;2419-2425.

Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LB, Carreiro JE, Deganhardt B (2003) The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as Adjuvant Therapy; Guidelines for Training and Practice of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine, World Health Organization 2007.  

Carreiro, JE; An Osteopathic Approach to Children; Churchill Livingston Publishers, Edinburough, UK, February 2003, translated german 2005, French 2006, Italian 2007.

Jane E. Carreiro




Chair Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

Course Director Osteopathic Clinical Skills I & II

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