First Steps in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine provides a combination of didactic presentations, demonstrations and hands-on experiences sufficient to understand the principles involved in osteopathic structural diagnosis diagnosis and the treatment somatic dysfunction amenable to OMM. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of osteopathic principles and practices (OPP) into total health care. The First Steps course is designed for those who have little or no training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic principles and practice (OPP). This is a prerequisite course for all other continuing education courses offered by Osteopathy's Promise to Children. Learn more.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Describe the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine;
Perform an osteopathic structural examination;
Diagnose somatic dysfunction;
List the indications and contraindications for the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT);
Describe the principles and practical applications of OMM using several commonly taught OMT modalities;
Perform basic OMT techniques.
TARGET AUDIENCE: DOs, MDs, DDSs and students in good standing enrolling in programs leading to such degrees. International osteopathic physicians and international osteopathic students are also invited to apply and may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & PREREQUISITES TO ENROLL
No prerequisites required for DOs. This course is optional for DOs. All participants must meet the requirements as described in "TARGET AUDIENCE", above.
All pertinent information will be distributed with the course materials. However, helpful reading includes any basic text on osteopathic medicine, such as:
Principles of Manual Medicine, Greenman, PE, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Fifth Edition.
An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, DiGiovanna, EL et. al.. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Third Edition
One may also review the AACOM Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology