Foundations of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine (FOCMM) Course was originally developed by Viola M. Frymann, DO, at Osteopathic Center for Children. This course is a 40-hour didactic and laboratory experiential course that is designed to introduce practicing physicians, resident physicians, dentists, and current medical students to the osteopathic modality of cranial diagnosis and treatment. This course is presented consistent with the teachings of Dr. W.G. Sutherland, DO, and is a direct continuation and legacy of the Expanding Osteopathic Courses offered by the late Viola M. Frymann, DO. The course didactic components introduce applicable cranial anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical Osteopathic principles and are directly synergistic with the closely precepted (4:1 student to faculty ratio) and hands-on kinesthetic laboratory experiences. The faculty preceptors of the laboratory experiences are practicing physicians chosen for their extensive osteopathic clinical experience, knowledge of the modality, and competency as excellent clinical educators.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of the FOCMM course, the learner will have the modality rudiments to assess patients with a variety of chief complaints and safely apply basic osteopathic cranial treatment. The treatment techniques will be intended to either generally or specifically improve a patient’s clinical presentation, while concurrently deepening the practitioner’s understanding and skill of applied osteopathic medicine. To renew and explore a deeper integrative understanding in the application of Osteopathy (Osteopathic Medicine). Read more.