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MDs later trained to perform DO Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by wyldstyle2000, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. This is a just a curious question. Anyways, I was wondering if allopathic doctors have ever been, or can be trained to perform OMM. Is there any legal red tape that can prevent them rom performing OMM since they are not DO school graduates?

    I was just curious since I'm an allopathic applicant and may someday work with some great osteopathic doctors. Those techniques can be very useful... [​IMG]

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  3. RDJ


    I do not know very much about this topic. However, I do believe that NYCOM, MSUCOM and maybe one of the schools in CA, teach courses in OMT to M.D.'s. Conduct an internet search and see what you find...and also wait for someone more knowledgeable than I to respond to your post.

  4. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Yes. I've known of MDs who have gone to KCOM for an OMM residency. It's not impossible. If you don't want an OMM residency, there are CME courses you can take at places like MSUCOM (very popular) and other osteopathic institutions. I think you can find the other places by finding the website for the Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO).

    Tim Wu.
  5. drchrislareau

    drchrislareau Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2001
    Marcy, New York, USA
    I think the Upledger Institute teaches Cranial Sacral Therapy to MD's.

    Check out DOhealthnet
  6. sean

    sean Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 1999
    San Francisco
    Actually you don't have to be a doctor to learn craniosacral work. Just check out local massage classes.
  7. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    As a PT I learned Craniosacral (and didn't fall for it then either), learned Muscle Energy, Myofascial release, and strain-counterstrain.
    What is typically considered OMM, has been refined by many professions.
  8. healthydawg

    healthydawg Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    oakland, ca, u.s.a.
    two more institutions come to mind:

    the cranial academy - i think they offer courses for docs. i could be wrong on this one.

    the international manual medicine society (i think) in san francisco. they also offer some courses. i think you have to be a doc to register. i know they have a website.

    good luck - see you on the wards.
  9. ebola95

    ebola95 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    Downers Grove, Illinois
    Ok...the "Upledger Institute"...what a crock of ****...the guy will teach cranial to anyone who can write a check to him...the guy has bastardized the whole practice of cranial sacral fact...he has copywritted the term "cranial-sacral" too...

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