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OMM Review Course

June 21, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

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Attend the pre-course, OMM focused review or BOTH!

  • Pre-course: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Strongly suggested for M.D.’s who are not familiar with OMM, and D.O.’s who would like a basic refresher. 
  • OMM Focused Review: 11:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

There is no cost to attend.

Register online

Target audience

D.O. and M.D. preceptors who teach DMU students.


This activity will introduce physicians in the community that take DMU students to some of the osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) diagnostic procedures and treatment procedures that are taught at the University. The preceptors will be presented with an explanation of the safety of the osteopathic manual medicine procedures. Our hope is that they will become comfortable with allowing students to practice those techniques during patient care so that they can maintain their skill. DMU is committed to providing a way for interested physicians to review osteopathic manual medicine procedures with the ability to practice them in a safe laboratory environment.

By relying on the combination of didactic learning, case presentations, and hands-on skills-based workshops, the educational experience of the learner is enhanced. The concepts taught in the didactic lectures are then demonstrated in the laboratory session. If the learners have difficulty in performing the treatments in the laboratory session, OMM experts are on-site to offer guidance and address concerns.

The following learner attributes will be addressed:  Osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine, medical knowledge, patient-centered care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and interpersonal and communication skills.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in various Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) skill levels to deliver or supervise OMM to patients.
  •  Use OMM on appropriate patients.
  • Treat patients using current OMM treatment styles.
  • Safely apply OMM treatment styles in the clinical setting.


Intro to OMM Pre-Course
Strongly suggested for M.D.’s who are not familiar with OMM, and D.O.’s who would like a basic refresher.
8 a.m. Introduction to OMM, OMM Terminology, Safety of OMM
9 a.m. Biomechanics of Manual Medicine- Intro to treatment styles
10 a.m. Palpation/Soft Tissue techniques, Hip Musculature Muscle Energy Techniques
OMM Review
11:15 a.m. Integrating DMU students’ OMM skills into the preceptor’s medical practice
Subjects taught, patient presentations (e.g.: pregnant patient, hospitalized patient), specialized PE skills (e.g.: neurologic exam), conditions for which OMM is appropriate
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Cervical Spine OMM:  Diagnosis and Select Treatments – Including Documentation Billing and Coding
2 p.m. Laboratory Session for Cervical Spine
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Lumbar Spine OMM:  Diagnosis and Select Treatments – Including Documentation Billing and Coding
4 p.m. Laboratory session for Lumbar Spine
5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Dress Code

Dress code
Each participant’s body must be accessible for observation. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. No jeans please.

  • Women: Sports top or close fitting T-shirts, and shorts or sweats.
  • Men: Shorts or sweats and T-shirts.
  • All: Warm-up suits or other clothing worn over the above described attire is advised to ensure comfort between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.

Speakers and hands-on instructors

Jose Figueroa

 Jose S. Figueroa, D .O., Diplomat AOBPM&R, FAAPM&R

Course director

Assistant professor – Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinician – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic and Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic, Des Moines University

Brad Klock

G. Bradley Klock, D.O., FAAO

Chair – Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinician – Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic, Des Moines University

Drew Lewis

Drew Lewis, D.O. Diplomat AOBPM&R, AAPM&R

Assistant professor – Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; Clinician – Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, Des Moines University

Adrian Woolley

Adrian L. Woolley, D.O.

Assistant professor – Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Clinician – Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic and Family Medicine Clinic, Des Moines University


There is no cost to attend.

Register online

 Commercial support

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.

Continuing education credit

IMSLogo190x67ACCME:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements and
Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this education activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP:   This Live activity, OMM Review Course, with a beginning date of 06/21/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA:  Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 8.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Disclosure statement

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored events. If you have questions/concerns, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education office at 515-271-1596 or cme@dmu.edu.


Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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June 21, 2013
8:00 am - 5:15 pm
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