Don’t miss your chance for a free full-body assessment, treatment

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on October 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, D.O. students will be providing free full-body structural and muscular assessments and treatments, part of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), as well as information about the school and refreshments.
“OMM treatment is a tool that osteopathic physicians use to benefit their patients. Manipulative therapy allows the physician to evaluate the musculoskeletal alignment and range of motion to ensure balance within the patient’s body. This balance allows the body to heal and maintain health,” explained Sarah Olsasky, one of the students organizing the event.
This event is a collaborative work of three campus groups and will include at least 50 student volunteers. The public will be invited into a new OMM lab, used for D.O. training.
Supervising physician Adrian Woolley, D.O., said, “It is such a privilege to open our school to the community and educate Des Moines on the importance and effectiveness of osteopathic medicine. Our goal is to have one-on-one time in an informal setting to answer questions and demonstrate the different styles of manipulation.”
This chance to experience OMM is free and open to all ages. Des Moines University has provided free OMM treatments at the Iowa State Fair and at previous community nights. It is always met with resounding gratitude.
D.O.s practice a ‘whole body’ approach to medicine, recognizing the body as an integrated unit. Osteopathic manipulation is a unique tool that differentiates D.O.s from other health care providers. These doctors use their hands to diagnose injury and illness, identify structural problems and facilitate the body’s healing. By combining all other medical procedures with OMM, these physicians offer their patients the most comprehensive health care available today.
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