Principles of Manual Medicine is designed for those who have not had any or recent manual medicine clinical exposure. Principles of Manual Medicine is a prerequisite course for all other postgraduate manual medicine courses offered by the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Principles of Manual Medicine is a combination of didactic, lectures and “hands-on” experience sufficient to understand the principles involved in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders amenable to manual medicine methods. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of manual medicine into total health care.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will 1) list principles of diagnosis of vertebral, rib, pelvic and extremity motion and dysfunction; 2) recognize clear indications for treatment of the musculoskeletal system using manual medicine techniques; 3) describe principles and practical application of manual medicine using muscle energy, myofascial, mobilization with impulse, articulatory and functional techniques; and 4) will be able to assess and perform basic manual medicine techniques.