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Musculoskeletal Manipulation Course: Approaching Musculoskeletal Problems Using Osteopathic Medicine

January 26, 2024 - January 27, 2024

This course is designed for physicians with little or no prior experience who wish to learn basic manipulation skills for assessing and treating common clinical problems. It will also serve as a good review for DOs who wish to refresh their skills, as well as those with expertise, but desire exposure to a method to teach osteopathic concepts. An osteopathic framework emphasizing soft tissue (ST), myofascial release (MFR), muscle energy (ME) and high velocity-low amplitude (HVLA) techniques will be used. Participants will learn focused examination tips and basic treatment techniques, working on each other as simulated patients. Techniques will cover cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral areas as well as special cases. Common clinical cases will be presented for attendees to solve using newly learned skills under instructor supervision to ensure competence and confidence.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic assessment and treatment techniques for common somatic dysfunction
  • Treat musculoskeletal conditions involving low back pain, thoracic pain and neck pain using basic manipulation to the following areas:
    • long restrictors (piriformis and psoas)
    • sacroiliac joint
    • lumbar spine
    • thoracic region
    • cervical spine
  • Demonstrate how to use of all diagnostic and treatment skills in a simulated 15 minute office visit
  • Discuss how to appropriately bill and code when using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment [OMT].
  • Develop a curricular model to teach basic manipulation at each attendee’s individual training program.
  • Review chart and supervision strategies for MD physicians who supervise DO residents doing OMT.

Course registration includes: Textbook: Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills: The 15-Minute Office Encounter, 2nd edition (hardcover), lunch and refreshment breaks, presentation materials and OMM labs.

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Activity Sponsor

Ohio Osteopathic Association


The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
1515 W 3rd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Anticipated Credits

16 AOA Category 1-A

Registration Deadline

January 19, 2024

Additional Details

Early Bird Registration August 10-January 5, 2024

Standard Registration $495, Fellow/Resident, Student $275

Standard Registration January 6-19, 2024

Standard Registration $595, Fellow/Resident, Student $375

Additional 8 hours of hands on OMT also available on Sunday, January 28, 2024