Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is taught through regular precepting of patient office visits and via monthly teaching conferences and clinics held all three years. These conferences combine a series of didactic lectures covering principles of osteopathic medicine with supervised skills practice.
Our curriculum, based on the Osteopathic Post-Doctoral Training Institution - (OPTIK) Core Curriculum, covers:
- Cervical spine diagnosis and treatment
- Diagnosis specific treatment
- Evidence-based osteopathic treatment
- Extremities diagnosis and treatment
- Incorporation of OMT information into busy family practice
- Lumbar spine diagnosis and treatment
- Pelvis diagnosis and treatment
- Sports injury and treatment
- Thoracic spine diagnosis and treatment
- Treating the hospitalized patient
Conference and clinic participation is required of all osteopathic residents. Overlook Family Medicine osteopathic and OMT learning activities are also open to other osteopathic residents at Overlook Medical Center and offered to non-osteopathic residents of the program. Instruction is primarily provided by the director of the osteopathic program.