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Torsten Liem

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Torsten Liem at the 20th anniversary of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) in Berlin, Germany

Torsten Liem is a German Osteopath. He is the Founder and former CEO (1999-2019) of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (German School of Osteopathy)[1].


Torsten Liem developed the first academic teaching programs for osteopathy, sport osteopathy, and pediatric osteopathy in Germany. The program evolved into university courses (Bachelor and Master of Science in Osteopathy) offered by the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) in former collaboration with the University of Wales and current cooperation with the Dresden International University (DIU)[2][3]. Torsten Liem (MSc. Ost., MSc. Paed. Ost., DO, DPO) began his osteopathic education in 1989 and studied at the School for Classic Osteopathic Medicine in Germany, the COC at the campus of the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, the University of Wales in Great Britain, and the Dresden International University in Germany. He was educated in acupuncture at the hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Beijing, China and is, furthermore, trained in psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), trauma therapy, and hypnosis. Torsten Liem is a Member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOSC)[4] in Great Britain, the American Academy of Osteopathy (AOA)[5] in the US, and the Professional Association of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (VOSD)[6] in Germany. He is an Editor and Founder of the German Journal Osteopathische Medizin (Osteopathic Medicine)[7] and a Member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (IJOM)[8]. Furthermore, he is the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Research Institute (ORI)[9] and a Board Member of the German Society of Pediatric Osteopathy (GSPO)[10] and the European Society of Pediatric Osteopathy (ESPO)[11]. Torsten Liem runs a teaching practice of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD)[12] and a private practice called Osteopathy Center Liem[13], both based in Hamburg, Germany. He is the Publisher and Author of numerous osteopathic textbooks and scientific articles (see Publications) and maintains a health blog[14]. He also published a DVD teaching series for cranial osteopathy[15] and a relaxation CD[16]. Torsten Liem is the initiator of the largest osteopathy conference in Europe[17] and a worldwide renowned lecturer for osteopathy with teaching activities in e.g. Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Russia, Basil, Canada, and the US. During his lectures, he integrates experiences from yoga, meditation, and breathe therapeutic approaches. Torsten Liem, furthermore, developed the bifocal integration©, an osteopathic treatment approach for resolving emotional stress and traumatic influences. In his clinical practice, he combines principles from osteopathic and traditional Chinese medicine with yoga and psychological as well as energetic aspects.



  • Differenzialdiagnosen in der Kinderosteopathie, 2019, Thieme, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-13-220711-0 Search this book on .
  • Praxis der Kraniosakralen Osteopathie, 2019, Thieme, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-13-240461-8 Search this book on .
  • Kraniosakrale Osteopathie, 2018, Thieme, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-13-240455-7 Search this book on .
  • Prüfungsfragen Osteopathie, 2018; Haug, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-13-242034-2 Search this book on .
  • Checkliste Kraniosakrale Osteopathie, 2018, Haug, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-13-242130-1 Search this book on .
  • Fascia in the Osteopathic Field, 2017, Handspring Publishing, Pencaitland, ISBN 978-1-909141-27-8 Search this book on .
  • Foundations of Morphodynamics in Osteopathy: An Integrative Approach to Cranium, Nervous System, and Emotions, 2017, Handspring Publishing, Pencaitland, ISBN 978-1-909141-24-7 Search this book on .
  • Leitfaden Osteopathie: Parietale Techniken, 2016, Elsevier, München, ISBN 978-3-437-55783-5 Search this book on .
  • Osteopathie: Gezieltes Lösen von Blockaden, 2016, Trias, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-432-10284-9 Search this book on .
  • Osteopathie von A bis Z, 2015; Haug, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-8304-7483-8 Search this book on .
  • Leitfaden viszerale Osteopathie, 2013, Elsevier, München, ISBN 978-3-437-56013-2 Search this book on .
  • Morphodynamik in der Osteopathie, 2013, Haug, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-8304-7761-7 Search this book on .
  • Osteopathische Behandlung von Kindern, 2012; Haug, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-8304-7509-5 Search this book on .
  • Kinder-Osteopathie: Sanfte Berührung in den ersten Lebensjahren, 2009, Knaur Mensana, München, ISBN 978-3-426-87411-0 Search this book on .
  • Theorien osteopathischen Denkens und Handelns, 2008, Hippokrates, Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-8304-5382-6 Search this book on .


  • Liem T. et Neuhuber W. Osteopathic Treatment Approach to Psychoemotional Trauma by Means of Bifocal Integration, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2020; 120(3), 180–189.
  • Liem T. Osteopathic Manual Treatment of Pertussis in Children in the 19th and 20th Century: A Structured Historical Literature Review, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2019; 119(2), 116–125.
  • Liem T. Intuitive Judgement in the Context of Osteopathic Clinical Reasoning, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2017; 117(9), 586–594.
  • Liem T. A.T. Still's Osteopathic Lesion Theory and Evidence-Based Models Supporting the Emerged Concept of Somatic Dysfunction, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2016; 116(10), 654–656.
  • Liem T. Osteopathy and (Hatha) Yoga, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2011; 15(1), 92-102.

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