Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Year II
OMM III & IV
Course Coordinator: Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH
Course Coordinator: Cari McTaggart
This course is a continuation of OMM 1 & 2. The treatment models are expanded to include the still technique, osteopathy in the cranial field, and visceral treatment. The application of principles and practice are applied to case scenarios in the specialty fields of cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, immunology and infectious disease, geriatrics, pediatrics and general surgery. Medical specialties are introduced to coincide with the second year student’s system courses. The application of osteopathic principles and practice in the hospital setting are taught. Guest lectures explain and demonstrate the practice of osteopathic medicine in the specialties of neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Objectives: At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate:
- The application of osteopathic principles and practice in medical specialties.
- The understanding of indications and contraindications to the application of techniques.
- The application of these modalities as they apply to special populations.
- The diagnosis and correct application of osteopathic manipulative treatment to the axial and appendicular musculoskeletal system.
- The use of osteopathic principles and practice in a hospital setting.