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OMT practical exam

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by jrbob, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. jrbob

    jrbob New Member

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    I am currently doing a fellowship in Michigan and am looking at a job in Pennsylvania and discovered i need to take a practical examination in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in order to get a state license.

    1. does anyone have any information about this examination? specific subject matter, difficulty, items to study (i haven't done omt in over 5years)

    2. Anyone know a way around taking this test?

    thanks
     
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  3. CTashby

    CTashby Member
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    So i would recommend knowing how to diagnose all segments (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum/pelvis) Thats the hard part. The easy part is the treatments. You should probaby know at least one type of treatment (Soft tissue, Muscle energy, HVLA, Counterstrain, Myofascial release) for each segment.

    Here are some examples from my second year find it / fix it exam:

    Cervical

    HVLA
    - Cervical HVLA
    ME
    - Set up like HVLA with ME
    - Scalene ME
    Counterstrain/FPR
    - cervical fpr
    - balanced ligamentous tension
    Myofascial release/soft tissue
    - Killer Fingers
    - Soft tissue

    Thoracic

    HVLA
    - Kirksville crunch
    - Crosshand pisiform
    Counterstrain/FPR
    - anterior thoracic tenderpoints
    Myofascial release/soft tissue
    - indirect thoracolumbar fascial release
    - soft tissue prone
    HVLA
    - Lumbar on Side
    - Lumbar walk around
    ME
    - walk around ME modification
    Counterstrain/FPR
    - anterior lumbar tender points
    Myofascial release/soft tissue
    - soft tissue prone
    - indirect thoracolumbar fascial release

    Sacrum/Pelvis

    HVLA
    - Anterior sacrum on side
    - Posterior sacrum, ilium thrust prone
    ME
    - anterior or posterior innominate
    Counterstrain/FPR
    - Iliolumbar ligament counterstrain?
    - Pelvic balancing?
    Myofascial release/soft tissue
    - indirect sacral release

    Really though, i don't really know much about this test you have to take. Hope this is helpfull though
     

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