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A RAM Seen In Jonesville, VA: A Free Clinic Giving Out OMT and Love

Posted 1:29 PM by
You know you’re dedicated to OMM when you wake up at 4:30 AM on a Saturday to drive 3 hours away. Eight second year VCOM-Virginia students loaded up into 2 cars and caravanned all the way to Jonesville, VA. Jonesville, VA happens to be the birthplace of... Read more →
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Osteopathic advocacy win: Local coverage determination respects OMT

Posted 4:00 AM by
National Government Services (NGS) has announced that they will continue appropriately paying for OMT along with an office visit as part of the newly revised LCD! This excellent news was announced earlier this morning by Boyd R. Buser, DO, FACOFP, the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016-17 president. It was... Read more →
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Save OMT: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

Posted 4:00 AM by
This is a crucial time for the future of OMT. Thousands of osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students recently spoke up in opposition to a local Medicare contractor coverage proposal that would create undue barriers for physicians treating patients through OMT. Now OMT is facing an obstacle to proper valuation... Read more →
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Save OMT: Comment on proposed changes to local coverage determination

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Updated Aug. 16 Thank you to all the osteopathic physicians, medical students and patients who contributed comment letters opposing the proposed LCD change in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.  During this campaign, the American Osteopathic Association collected 5,024 letters via... Read more →
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AAO Response Regarding Larry Nassar

Posted 2:42 PM by
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for... Read more →
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Call for Research Proposals: Due Dec. 1

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The AAO’s Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) is seeking research applications involving health care outcomes in the practice of osteopathic medicine, with an emphasis on using osteopathic manipulative medicine or treatment (OMM/OMT) in patient care. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:Mechanism of... Read more →
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Lauren J. Leslie, DO, Named 2017 Resident of the Year

Posted 5:38 PM by
Lauren J. (Hasler) Leslie, DO, of East Lansing, Michigan, was named the 2017 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 during its annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The award recognizes a resident who has contributed to the AAO; who has contributed to... Read more →
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Sugar Cane Cutters and Somatic Dysfunction

Posted 1:30 PM by
As a second-year osteopathic medical student, my hands are just beginning to understand the difference between health and dysfunction. Most of my palpation is done on relatively healthy individuals. This past July, I joined twenty-three of my fellow students from KYCOM’s class of 2019 and we traveled... Read more →
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Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, Awarded A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

Posted 12:50 PM by
Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, of Pomona, California, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 19 during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited an exceptional understanding... Read more →
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Osteopathic Contributions to Performing Arts Medicine

Posted 12:21 PM by
More than 180 people attended the AAO's program at the 120th Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition (OMED), Oct.17-20, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Performing arts medicine is a fledgling field of study, encompassing the study and care of performers within the disciplines of music, dance and drama.... Read more →
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Get Your Osteopathic Hands ON!

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Program director: Heather P. Ferrill, DODr. Ferrill, a 2000 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). Board-certified in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine/OMM, her practice emphasizes... Read more →
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