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First Step Course in Osteopathic Principles and Practices (2024)

Total Credits: 24 including 24 AOA Category 1-A

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Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO |  Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
24 Hours Duration and 24 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
Program Access:
Not Applicable



Course Description

The First Steps course in Osteopathic Principles and Practices is a hands-on introductory course designed for physicians who have had little or no training in Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) and the application of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) - but have a sincere interest in gaining the initial skills and perspective to clinically apply OMT to a wide range of patient complaints. Additionally, this course will support DO physicians who feel that their Osteopathic skills and perspective would be beneficially enhanced through a fundamental review. Course faculty include two highly experienced educators in Osteopathic Principles and Practice that have both held OPP department Chair positions at their respective Osteopathic Colleges. 

The First Steps in Osteopathic Principles and Practices course provides a combination of didactic presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences to introduce the principles and skills involved in osteopathic structural diagnosis, and treatment of somatic dysfunctions amenable to OMT. Emphasis will be placed on the application and integration of osteopathic principles and practices (OPP) into an inclusive health care paradigm.



Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO's Profile

Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Hiserote, DO, is a graduate of Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, CA., and is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromuscular Medicine. Additionally, he holds Osteopathic Cranial Academy Certification of Proficiency, and is a Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Costin scholar.  Dr. Hiserote is a veteran director of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field courses at the Osteopathy’s Promise to Children and internationally. He has served as Associate Professor/past Chairman of the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine - Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department. and currently practices osteopathy in his private office in Sebastopol, CA. His Memberships include: American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA), Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), Sonoma Mendocino Lake Medical Association (SMLM).

Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)'s Profile

Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He is board certified in Family Medicine/OMT by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board on Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hruby completed a traditional internship at Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Portland, ME and was in private practice for sixteen years. Retired as professor and chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at COMP, he continues consulting with the school’s Department of NMM/OMM on teaching, research, curriculum analysis and development, new faculty mentorships and Predoctoral OMM Fellows. He is involved with WUHS’s Interprofessional Education program, and lectures part-time in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, among others. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, Memberships: AOA, AAO. ACOFP, OCA, OPSC. Cranial proficiency (OCA).