Life + Career Osteopathic Research Research Focus Areas

Research Focus Areas

Broad scope

AOA focuses research in 4 RFAs in 3 overall areas of foci approved by the AOA Board of Trustees

Research represents one of the AOA's strategic priorities to help raise visibility of DOs and osteopathic medicine.

OMM/OMT on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries:  Proposals should improve the scientific basis of the mechanics and impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries through clinical, translational, or basic science research.

Acute/Chronic Pain Management: Proposals should explore the osteopathic approaches to acute and chronic pain management, emphasizing treatments and patient outcomes.

The Impact of the Osteopathic Approach on Chronic Disease and Elderly Care: Proposals should explore the impact of the osteopathic approach on chronic disease and elderly care through clinical, translational, or basic science research.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Observational & Explorative Research Studies: Proposals should be observational/explorative studies designed to investigate the successful effects of OMM techniques on disease.

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