Musculoskeletal Manipulation Course: Approaching Musculoskeletal Problems Using Osteopathic Manipulation


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.

 

Musculoskeletal Course Registration

This 2 day course offers Category 1-A CME credit of 16 hours 
(with optional add on of 8 additional hours)
of hands on OMT training. 

 

Early Registration Rates
(Before January 5)

Late Registration Rates
(January 6 or later)
CAOM Member
Retiree Member
$425 (early) $525 (late)
Non-Member $495 (early) $595 (late)
Fellow Member*
Resident Member*
Student Member*
$275 (early)* $375 (late)*
Associate Member*
(including but not limited to PA, NP) 

$495 (early)

$595 (late)
Optional 3rd Day (Sun) | Physicians

 

$75
(CAOM / Retired Member)

$125
(non-member)

$175 
(CAOM/ Retired Member)

$225
(Non-Member)
Optional 3rd Day (Sun) | Fellow/Resident/Student FREE $50

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN

*Student, Resident, Fellows, Associate Members - Before registering, you must first become a member for appropriate rates.

 

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

 

Course Agenda

7th Floor, Platinum

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 26, 2024 Sample Agenda
Day 2 | Saturday, January 27, 2024 Sample Agenda
Day 3 | Sunday, January 28 held with the CAOM Annual Winter Conference

Additional Information

A Special Course offered during the annual CAOM Winter Conference


COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Michael Rowane, DO is a co-author along with Paul Evans, DO, LLD (Hon.), FACOFP of “Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation: the 15 Minute Office Visit,” 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.  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:

The course given by Dr. Rowane 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 sub-specialty 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

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.  

Robert Truax, DO, CAQSM

Dr. Truax is currently Assoc Clinical Professor of OMM at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (CLE) and owns Chagrin Osteopathic Medicine & Massage with his wife, a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Dr. Truax graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 after a completing an pre-doctoral fellowship in OMM. He completed his Family Medicine residency in the US Army and served for 4 years doing full-service Family Medicine. He also started the first OMM clinic at Fort Polk, LA. Upon finishing a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship he joined University Hospitals where he worked for 14 years prior to starting his clinic.

 

Accommodations

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

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We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $229 per room/night Thursday, January 25 through Monday, January 29, 2024.  

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 Friday, January 12.

Parking: $35.00 Valet, Overnight Valet $50.00 per day or self parking

 

Renaissance Cleveland | 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113 |  1-216-696-5600

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We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $159 per room/night Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, 2024

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 Friday, January 12.

Parking: Self-Parking $34.00 or $39.00 Valet