Musculoskeletal Manipulation Course: Approaching Musculoskeletal Problems Using Osteopathic Medicine


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.

 

Course Registration

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

Early Registration Rates
(Before January 7)

Late Registration Rates
(January 8 or later)
CAOM Member $425 (early) $525 (late)
CAOM Retiree Member $425 (early) $525 (late)
Non-Member $495 (early) $595 (late)
Fellow Member* $275 (early) $375 (late)
Resident Member* $275 (early) $375 (late)
Student Member* $275 (early) $375 (late)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

See the Additional Information and Agenda tab to learn more about this course. 

 

Course Agenda

A copy of the agenda will be provided during registration at the course but a sample of each day agenda is listed below for additional reference and program information. 

Day 1 | Friday, January 27, 2023 Sample Agenda
Day 2 | Saturday, January 28, 2023 Sample Agenda
Day 3 | Sunday, January 29 held with the CAOM Annual Winter Conference

Additional Information

A Special Course offered during the annual CAOM Winter Conference


COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Drs. Evans and Rowane, the primary faculty of the course are the authors of “Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation: the 15 Minute Office Visit, 2nd edition,” the accompanying textbook for the course. This course will teach basic assessment and treatment for low back pain, thoracic and neck pain with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment [OMT]. The course, sometimes referred to as "Osteopathic Manipulation 101," is designed for both novice MD and experienced DO physicians who may feel a bit rusty as well as osteopathic physicians with expertise, but desire exposure to a method to teach osteopathic concepts will benefit from this course as well. The course is broken up into two parts. The first part is the basic OMT curriculum taught to DO and MD residents and attending  physicians. The second part is a faculty development session to review teaching concepts and specific tips on supervising residents and students by DO and MD faculty. There is an optional 3rd day for added OMT training with a regional faculty as part of the CAOM January OMT Seminar on Sunday, January 29, 2023. In addition, this course is an ideal introduction for non-osteopathic students and attending physicians who are considering entering ACGME Osteopathic Recognition training programs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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
    techniques 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 BACKGROUND:

 s course is an integration of formal curriculum in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine / Musculoskeletal Medicine refined over the past 20 years by Drs. Evans and Rowane. This course has been successfully given in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and subspecialty residencies and fellowships as well as state and national conferences. The curriculum by Drs. Evans and Rowane for this course was developed to train primary care MD’s and tested as prospective randomized trial through the Sheps Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in Spine. [Spine 2000:25:22: 2954-2961.] This is an evidenced-based method to utilizing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a clinical setting presented in an understandable manner to engage all participants to obtain practical skills.

CONTINUNING EDUCATION CREDIT

The Ohio Osteopathic Foundation (OOF) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)  to provide osteopathic continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  The OOF designated this overall program for a maximum of 24 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits in accordance with the extent of the physicians’ participation in this activity.

COURSE FACULTY

Paul Evans DO, LL.D (hon), FAAFP, FACOFP

Dr. Evans served as the founding Dean of both the Georgia Campus Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) and subsequently at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Evans was the Vice Dean and Director of Bryan Leadership and Education Institute at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific NW. Dr. Evans has had extensive experience in academic and military medicine, including serving as Family Medicine residency program director, chairperson, and director of a multi-specialty primary care group, with over 26 years in military medicine.

 

Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO

Dr. Rowane is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he is also a Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine. Prior to this he was Director of Medical Education of University Hospitals Regional Hospitals and Family Medicine Program Director at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, both in the Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Osteopathy and Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also served on the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education [ACGME] Osteopathic Principles Committee.

Accommodations

Ritz-Carlton Cleveland  | 1515 West Third Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 | 1-216-623-1300

----------------------------

We have reserved a block of rooms at a special group rate of $215 per room/night Thursday, January 26 through Monday, January 30, 2023.  

Participants can reserve rooms online through their online reservation link   CLICK HERE to make your reservation at the discounted rate or reserve the room through your Marriott Bonvoy App.  The last day to book at the room block rate is Thursday, January 12