Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Fall Semester

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine II Part 1 (3 Credit Hours)

The second course in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is designed to broaden understanding of the philosophy, principles, and to develop skills of osteopathic health care. Emphasis is on the sequential development of the palpatory examination, as well as, the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of osteopathic manipulative medicine. These skills are applied to the structural and functional relationships of the musculoskeletal system and the other organ systems of the body. The biomechanical, respiratory-circulatory, neurological, metabolic energy and behavioral models will be used to provide the context for diagnosis and treatment of a large variety of clinical scenarios. This material is presented in the context of the modular systems so that, specifically, osteopathic considerations are well-integrated into the second year curriculum. The course will cover osteopathic approaches to problem solving and patient management, incorporating multiple osteopathic manipulative treatments, including: soft tissue, myofascial release, balanced ligamentous tension, articulatory, counterstrain, muscle energy, high velocity low amplitude, and osteopathy in the cranial field treatment modalities.

Spring Semester

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine II Part 2 (3 Credit Hours)

The second course in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is designed to broaden understanding of the philosophy, principles, and to develop skills of osteopathic health care. Emphasis is on the sequential development of the palpatory examination, as well as, the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of osteopathic manipulative medicine. These skills are applied to the structural and functional relationships of the musculoskeletal system and the other organ systems of the body. The biomechanical, respiratory-circulatory, neurological, metabolic energy and behavioral models will be used to provide the context for diagnosis and treatment of a large variety of clinical scenarios. This material is presented in the context of the modular systems so that, specifically, osteopathic considerations are well-integrated into the second year curriculum. The course will cover osteopathic approaches to problem solving and patient management, incorporating multiple osteopathic manipulative treatments, including: soft tissue, myofascial release, balanced ligamentous tension, articulatory, counterstrain, muscle energy, high velocity low amplitude, and osteopathy in the cranial field treatment modalities.