AAO - Leaders in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The American Academy of Osteopathy is an osteopathic medical society with a focused educational mission. Founded in 1937, the AAO was established to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

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Physicians

Stay abreast of industry news and connect with other osteopathic physicians at continuing medical education events nationwide or online.

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Residents

Residents and interns stay connected with their colleagues and have input in the Academy’s governance.

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Students

Chapters at each osteopathic medical school encourage students to get involved in osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathic principles and practice.

What is an Osteopathic physician?

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) attend fully licensed medical schools just like MDs, but in addition to the standard medical curriculum, DOs learn how to approach patients differently, treating the whole person rather than the symptoms. In addition, some DOs specialize in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), using their hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, they will move your muscles and joints with a variety of techniques, including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

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Earn CME: Frontline Perspectives On Treating COVID-19 Patients Using OMM

Created in collaboration with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), this online learning module shares surprising insights from the frontlines on treating COVID-19 patients with OMM.

CMS: Additional clarification on the CMS message, payments for audio-only telephone visits

Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, FAAO Awarded Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor

Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, FAAO Awarded the AAO Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor.