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Residents practice osteopathic manipulation techniques for the head and neck.

Very useful and practical approach to OMT. -Past course participant

Date: March 29, 2018

Location: West Bank Office Building

Note: This course is for osteopathic residents and students only.

Residents and students receive lecture and hands-on training on osteopathic manipulation techniques as well as goals of osteopathic medicine, billing and coding of OMT, and the skills to perform general osteopathic exams.

There is an "A" and "B" course that offer different topics. Each type of course is offered every other year.

Topics

"A" course topics

  • Osteopathic approach to the hospitalized patient
  • Osteopathic approach to the athlete (running, soccer, basketball injuries)
  • Billing and coding
  • Ambulatory care of the adult patient (lower back pain, tension headache, and more)

"B" course topics

  • Ambulatory care of the adult and pediatric patient
  • Billing and coding
  • Osteopathic approach to the athlete (baseball/softball injuries)
  • Osteopathic approach to the pregnant patient

"A" course learning objectives

Introduction to osteopathic manipulation

  1. Recognize the goals of OMT
  2. Demonstrate familiarity in detecting patient tolerance of OMT
  3. Distinguish basics of how to dose OMT
  4. Identify basics on frequency of OMT

Hospital care

  1. Perform a general osteopathic exam on a hospitalized patient
  2. Appropriately apply osteopathic manipulation to patients with some common hospital complaints
  3. Articulate the role of osteopathic manipulation in the pre-surgical and post-surgical patient

Osteopathic approach to the athlete

  1. Recognize “extra” parts of the HPI for athletes and consider this extra information while forming individualized treatment plans
  2. Integrate the information of an athlete’s sport and presenting complaint to approach the problem from a whole body, osteopathic perspective
  3. Perform OMT to help relieve pain and increase speed of healing in several common sport injuries

Documenting, billing, and coding

  1. Understand and be able to practice OMT documentation
  2. Understand and be able to practice the key aspects of billing OMT

Myofascial pain syndrome and lower back pain

  1. Understand the osteopathic approach to the management of myofascial pain
  2. Demonstrate several techniques that could be used in the management of myofascial pain
  3. Understand red flags in the evaluation of low back pain
  4. Demonstrate screening tests used in the osteopathic evaluation of back pain
  5. Demonstrate several techniques that could be used in the management of low back pain

Thoracic and cervical pain and headaches

  1. Review the diagnosis of cervicals, thoracics, and ribs
  2. Explore alternative treatments for the upper spine and ribs
  3. Differentiate between tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches
  4. Choose appropriate OMT for each type of headache
  5. Look for red flags for secondary causes of headaches

Manipulation techniques

  1. Master techniques used to treat common clinical conditions

"B" course learning objectives

Introduction to osteopathic manipulation

  1. Recognize the goals of OMT
  2. Demonstrate familiarity in detecting patient tolerance of OMT
  3. Distinguish basics of how to dose OMT
  4. Identify basics on frequency of OMT

Ambulatory care of the adult patient

  1. Explain the three types of temporal mandibular joint dysfunctions
  2. Examine and treat TMJ dysfunctions
  3. Explain the role of the autonomic nervous system in URI and asthma disorders
  4. Demonstrate techniques to help improve URI disorders
  5. Demonstrate techniques to improve constipation

Ambulatory care of the pediatric patient

  1. Review the distinctiveness of anatomy and somatic dysfunction in children
  2. Describe the general treatment approach for OMT based on medical diagnoses
  3. Apply appropriate OMT techniques for treating specific common pediatric conditions

Documenting, billing, and coding

  1. Describe the necessary elements of the osteopathic SOAP note
  2. Determine appropriate codes for encounters that include OMT
  3. Review OMT precepting recommendations

Osteopathic approach to upper extremity injuries

  1. Incorporate OMT into evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries
  2. Use history and physical exam to diagnose and treat shoulder dysfunction using OMT
  3. Discuss and perform techniques to treat carpel tunnel syndrome

Osteopathic approach to the pregnant patient

  1. Explain the biomechanical and physiologic changes in pregnancy
  2. Describe the theorized mechanisms of action of OMT in managing pain, edema, and gait changes in pregnant patients
  3. Cite research regarding OMT in pregnancy
  4. Name the contraindications to OMT in pregnant women
  5. Safely and effectively perform OMT for the pregnant patient

Manipulation techniques

  1. Master techniques used to treat common clinical conditions

Registration

Registration is for non-University of Minnesota family medicine residents, medical students, and community physicians or healthcare professionals. Fees include tuition, syllabus, parking, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.

1. Please contact us first to reserve a spot and to confirm the date and location:

2. Fill out and submit the 2016-17 Course Registration Form

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