Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Curriculum

Our Osteopathic teaching physicians educate our residents to deliver compassionate, evidence-based, high-quality, cost-effective Osteopathic medical care to patients of all ages in a longitudinal track during three years of residency training. Our osteopathic track is designed for the resident who wants to gain proficiency in the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) and implement these skills into their post-residency practice. Our program is proud to hold ACGME Osteopathic Recognition.

Lectures and hands-on sessions are designed to teach Osteopathic philosophy, anatomy, and Osteopathic manipulation techniques to reinforce the appropriate use of Osteopathic Medicine in the outpatient setting. The resident will be able to identify key anatomical landmarks, diagnose and identify somatic dysfunction, and treat patients in situations where OMT is appropriate for patient care. Lectures consist of case based learning and active discussion among our resident physicians.

Emphasis is put on the use of OMT to enhance patient care and to provide an opportunity for continuing education in Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathic lectures are held twice monthly and include “clinically oriented” topics for treatment protocols that can be used in primary care. In collaboration with OUHCOM Dublin Campus our lectures are held in their state of the art Osteopathic Lab and give residents a chance to teach and learn with OUHCOM students.

Diagnosis and Treatment Lectures:

  • Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine

  • Cervical Spine

  • Thoracic Spine

  • Rib Dysfunction

  • Lumbar Spine

  • Hip Restrictors

  • Sacrum and Pelvis

  • Craniosacral Treatment

Clinically Oriented OMT:

  • Plagiocephaly and Torticollis in newborns and infants

  • Headache Treatment (migraine and tension headaches)

  • Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment

  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Dysfunction

  • Low Back Pain

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Upper Crossed Syndrome

  • Hip Pain in Runners (snapping hip, hip stabilizers)

  • Upper Extremity (pronator syndrome, medial/lateral epicondylitis)

  • Lower Extremity (plantar fasciitis, fibular head dysfunction, navicular dysfunction)

  • TMJ Dysfunction

Allopathic Focused Curriculum for MDs:

  • Currently 4 of our PGY2 MD residents are enrolled in the Osteopathic Track

  • OMM and OPP is integrated into the daily practices of our MD residents

  • Osteopathic Medicine for All Course - a 3 day course offered in conjunction with OUHCOM Dublin Campus that is designed for MD or DO residents to improve Osteopathic knowledge and better integrate OMM/OPP into their training and improve skills. Residents from our program will have access to this course prior to starting residency if their schedule allows, or can take this course in the spring of their PGY1 year. Osteopathic graduates may also enroll in this course if needed.

Osteopathic Lecture Series:

  • Case presentation and discussion (10 minutes)

  • Background on Osteopathic topic (10 minutes)

  • Hands on OMT Practice including multiple treatment review (40 minutes)

  • OMT Techniques and Discussion (30 minutes)