Would you consider it unethical for a non-DO to practice OMM?

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There are a lot of things a physician does that would definitely be considered unethical if a layman tried to do it. Probably the most obvious of this would be prescribing drugs. You don't want any old Joe Schmoe to be walking around with a prescription pad.

Do you think that the same applies for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine? Why or why not?
 

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Safety is the biggest concern but if they are trained and know the contraindications to each treatment then I don't see any problem with it.

Of course they assume the liability if anything goes wrong.
 

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It's something people need training in so they at least know how that they can really hurt people with manipulation, and that they need to exercise caution. Putting someone in locked in syndrome is maybe the worst thing you could do to another person.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6625270
 
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Counter strain is something you could have someone do at home, whereas muscle energy/HVLA is a no no. A small caveat that might be doable at home is Sub-Occipital release for someone with tension headaches.
 

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No I don't. Some ACGME programs offer training in OMM. I also believe MDs can get CME credits for OMM (but don't quote me on that one as I haven't researched it myself.). As long as a physician is properly trained, I don't think it's unethical for a MD to use OMM.
 
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No I don't. Some ACGME programs offer training in OMM. I also believe MDs can get CME credits for OMM (but don't quote me on that one as I haven't researched it myself.). As long as a physician is properly trained, I don't think it's unethical for a MD to use OMM.
Harvard offered it as an elective to their students.