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Residency Program Directors’ Workshop

The workshop is designed to address key concepts to assist residency program directors and administrators in their roles as educators. The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) residencies, not just ONMM residency program directors. Intended topics at the 2020 program directors’ workshop are still in progress. Check online … Read More


Embracing Integration: Creativity in Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic medicine provides patients, physicians and communities the opportunity to explore health from all perspectives, and it integrates mind, body and spirit into the provision of care and education. The 2020 Convocation, in the inherently inspirational setting of Colorado Springs, will provide experiences for integrating such concepts as nutrition, functional medicine, movement therapy, exercise prescription, … Read More


Pediatric Manual Medicine

In this course, we will approach infant development from the perspective of three integrated systems; visual, vestibular and somatosensory. We will touch on diagnoses such as developmental delay, motor impairments, musculoskeletal dysfunction, altered nervous system processing, somatic dysfunction, and sensory integration difficulties. In the process, we will treat plagiocephaly, torticollis, various shoulder and pelvic girdle … Read More


Cranial Nerve Course

This course will cover the functional associations between the cranial nerves, the sutures, the dura, and the brain. By directly palpating the peripheral branches of cranial nerves, we can evaluate/palpate them for abnormal tension. The nerves are 50% to 90% connective tissue. For example, all three branches of the trigeminal nerve have palpable parts. The … Read More


Brain Advanced: Releasing the Cranial Meninges Using a Biotensegrity Model

Releasing the intracranial meninges is an essential and very powerful application for conditions such as motor vehicle accidents, concussion, strokes, chronic meningitis, surgeries, chronic headaches as well as for cerebral palsy, ASD, etc. It can be a challenging endeavor to work on every fiber of the intracranial meninges in 3-D. In this course, we will … Read More


Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Integrating OMM Into Clinical Practice and Teaching

This course will: -Provide basic and refresher knowledge and skills for program directors and core teaching faculty who supervise osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in clinics. -Help MD students and graduates obtain the prerequisites for entering osteopathic-recognized residencies. -Be valuable for clinicians interested in adding OMT to their skill set. Through a combination of lectures and … Read More


Motor Nerve Reflex Testing

The Motor Nerve Reflex Testing (MNRT) course is the only course currently available that will teach you how to identify the true cause of your patients’ symptoms. MNRT gives you the priority of injuries for each individual based on survival instincts. There are many ways to evaluate, but only MNRT gives you the order in … Read More


Fascial Distortion Model: Treating the Shoulder, Ankle and Knee

Sometimes referred to as Module 1, this introductory course is an excellent starting point on the journey of learning the fascial distortion model (FDM). FDM is an excellent modality to be used in the clinic, on the field, and in the emergency room for fast and effective results. While there are some specific FDM techniques, … Read More


Traditional Osteopathic Techniques of Carl Philip McConnell, DO

This course will explore the traditional osteopathic thought, approach and technique of Carl McConnell, DO, a premier osteopathic clinician who, at the time of his death, was thought to best have understood Dr. Still’s teaching. The course is designed to lead participants through approaches requiring increasing palpatory appreciation for precision, specificity and anatomical localization. Dr. … Read More