Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Course


This two (2) day course will not be offered in 2022 and will resume January 2023. 


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



This two (2) day course will not be offered in 2022 and will resume January 2023. 


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 28, 2022 Sample Agenda
Day 2 | Saturday, January 29, 2022 Sample Agenda
Day 3 | Sunday, January 30 held with the CAOM Annual Winter Conference

Additional Information

A Special Course offered during the Annual CAOM Winter Conference


Drs. Evans and Rowane, the primary faculty of the course are the authors 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, January 30, 2022. In addition, this course is an ideal introduction for non-osteopathic students and attending physicians who are considering entering ACGME Osteopathic Recognition training programs.


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.


This 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.


This program anticipates being approved for sixteen (16) AOA Category 1-A CME credits pending approval by the AOA for
CME." Sign-in and full day attendance of program required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education
programs sponsored by the CAOM are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). CME documentation is also available to participants from other disciplines upon request.



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

Dr. Evans served as the founding Dean of both the Georgia Campus Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) andm 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.