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Dr. Hensel is passionate about osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 2018, she was selected President-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel also served on the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research, and is an associate editor for The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. She chairs the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Education Council on Osteopathic Principles and is a member of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in OMM Clinical Research and Education, UNT Health Science Center

DO, Oklahoma State University

BS in Liberal Arts & Sci, Gen, Northwestern State University of LA

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Osteopathic Manipulation
Fourth Ventricle
Premature Obstetric Labor


Hensel, K. L., 17 Dec 2018, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications, and Research: Fourth Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Pharma Solutions (Europe) Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Alters Gastric Myoelectric Activity in Healthy Subjects

Shadiack, E., Jouett, N., Van Den Raadt, A., Liganor, R., Watters, J., Hensel, K. & Smith, M., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 24, 12, p. 1176-1180 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteopathic Manipulation
Healthy Volunteers


Hensel, K. L., Roane, B. M. & Smith-Barbaro, P., 1 May 2017, In : Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 117, 5, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

23 Citations (Scopus)

American Osteopathic Association guidelines for osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for patients with low back pain

Task Force on the Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines, Aug 2016, In : Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 116, 8, p. 536-549 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteopathic Manipulation
Low Back Pain
Osteopathic Physicians