American Academy of Osteopathy

Leaders in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The American Academy of Osteopathy is an osteopathic medical society with a focused educational mission. Founded in 1937, the AAO was established to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

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Ligamentous Articular Strain Course Rescheduled
February 10-12, 2023
AdventHealth East, Orlando FL

Course Director: Wm. Thomas Crow, DO, FAAO
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Ligamentous Articular Strain Course

What is an Osteopathic Physician?

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) attend fully licensed medical schools just like MDs, but in addition to the standard medical curriculum, DOs learn how to approach patients differently, treating the whole person rather than the symptoms.

In addition, some DOs specialize in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), using their hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury.

Using OMT, they will move your muscles and joints with a variety of techniques, including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

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