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[Free with coupon] Evidence-Based Approach to Plagiocephaly and OPT-IN* Open House!

Total Credits: 2.5 including 2.5 AOA Category 1-A

Topic Areas:
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OMM |  Pediatric |  Research
Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FAAPO |  Dr. Hollis King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA |  Dr. Jessica Martone, PhD, MSW |  Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO |  Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
2.5 Hours Duration and 2.5 Hours of AOA Category 1A CME Anticipated
Audio and Video
American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy (AAPO)
Program Access:
Access for 60 day(s) after purchase.

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For a limited time, this is course is FREE with coupon until December 31, 2024 - apply this coupon code at registration checkout: OPT-IN2024.

More information about the OPT-IN study:

Interest form for the study: here.

Osteopathy’s Promise to Children invites you to join us to learn about an upcoming research project on using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to treat plagiocephaly. The OPT-IN* Trial will be starting this summer. Come learn more to see how this could benefit you and your patients and families!

Researchers at Osteopathy’s Promise to Children are recruiting participants under 4 months old who are diagnosed with plagiocephaly for a research study that will examine how two different types of noninvasive therapies influence restoration of cranial symmetry and reduce flattening of the head.

American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy (AAPO)


Come join us as we explore plagiocephaly from an evidence-based approach!  Plagiocephaly is on the rise due to a number of complex factors.  It is a diagnosis that often frustrates families and their physicians given the lack of clear guidance on how to help our little patients. We’ll start with a review of current literature regarding diagnosis and management options.  The course will then discuss an osteopathic approach to plagiocephaly - including an anatomy review that helps frame some of the larger implications that treating plagiocephaly can have.  

Following that, the faculty are excited to introduce the OPT-IN:  Osteopathic Plagiocephaly Treatment for Infants and Neonates study that will be launching this fall.  This two-armed, randomized, crossover trial will compare osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to standard of care repositioning in infants four months of age and younger.  

The Research Study Overview portion of this event (which still qualifies for CME) will close with reflections from physicians who worked closely with Dr. Viola Frymann - the D.O. whose work and lifelong commitment to osteopathy, especially in pediatric patients,  inspired this study.  They will share pearls on her osteopathic approach to plagiocephaly.

This event is aimed at physicians, medical students, and other healthcare providers that diagnose and treat plagiocephaly, but recognize the Research Study Overview may also appeal to a wider audience.  Participants may choose to join either portion of this program or attend both portions of the event for the full 2.5 hours of credit.  If they attend only one portion of the program, they will receive the appropriate number of CME credit hours (1.5 for the Seminar and 1 hour for the Research Study Overview).



Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FAAPO's Profile

Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FAAPO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FAAPO  is a graduate of Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ and Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), Pomona, CA. She is board-certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Wolf completed a dually-accredited Pediatric Residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH. She is currently an Associate Professor of OMM and Director of Pediatric OMM at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Research Director for Osteopathy's Promise to Children. Dr. Wolf is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy, and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. She is a member of the AOA, AAO, ACOP, AAP, AAPO, and OCA  and holds leadership positions within most of these organizations.  

Dr. Hollis King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA's Profile

Dr. Hollis King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA  is a graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX . He is board certified in Family Medicine/OMT from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and certified with Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine. His postdoctoral training was at Dallas Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX. His internship was at the VA Hospital & Univ. of Kentucky Medical School, Lexington, KY. His Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is from Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. He is a Fellow of and Past-President of the American Academy of Osteopathy. He is a Fellow of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Dr. King is currently a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He also has a private practice at Osteopathic Center San Diego. His memberships include: AOA, AAO, OCA.

Dr. Jessica Martone, PhD, MSW's Profile

Dr. Jessica Martone, PhD, MSW Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jessica Martone PhD, MSW, obtained her PhD and MSW from Loyola University Chicago and has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation. She was the Director for Research and Evaluation at The Mark USA and oversaw 60 concurrent projects in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Jessica designed the research and evaluation methodology, conducted data collection and analysis and developed and disseminated findings. While at Loyola University Chicago Jessica worked for the Institute on Migration and International Social Work and contributed to several immigration focused research projects, including a global study on immigrant integration to identify best practices for social and economic integration. Jessica was an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton and taught the Research Capstone course and was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago where she taught introduction to social work policy and practice courses. 

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).




2.5 hours: 
30 minutes on plagiocephaly/dx/epidemiology;
30 minutes on current evidence;
30 minutes on anatomy/osteopathic approach;
30 minutes on Frymann’s approach;

30 minutes on OPT-IN

Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP
Lecture:  Welcome, Introduction, and Plagiocephaly Overview (30min)

Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO
Lecture: Plagiocephaly Literature Review (30min)

Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP and
Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO

Lecture: Osteopathic Approach to Plagiocephaly (30min)

Jessica Martone, PhD, MSW,
Kimberly Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, and
Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO

Lecture: Background and Design of Osteopathic Plagiocephaly Treatment in Infants and Neonates (OPT-IN) Study. (This will include discussion of the recent results from the Utilization of Pediatric Osteopathy Now (UPON) survey.) (30min)

Faculty Panel:
Hollis H. King, DO,
R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO,
Raymond Hruby, DO

Frymann Reflections: Contributions to Literature, Treatment Approach, and more/Q&A with Speakers. (30min)

NOTE: A content expert is available and will answer participant questions within one week of inquiry. You are invited to submit questions to

Target Audience and Eligibility

Target Audience
This activity is open for all Osteopathic and Medical Physicians (DO/MD), International Osteopaths, Students (DO/MD), and Students enrolled in qualified international osteopathic training programs.  This activity may also be of interest to other healthcare providers, such as nurses, physical therapists, lactation consultants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, and speech therapists who work with patients with plagiocephaly or have an interest in osteopathy.  

This course is appropriate for the target audience and students in the target audience training programs.  There are no prerequisites for healthcare providers or students in these associated programs.


Cancelation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

OPC reserves the right to change the delivery format, delay, or cancel a CME event due to any unforeseen circumstances. If an event is canceled, OPC will refund your registration fee in full. OPC will not be held responsible for the registrant's travel, hotel or other costs incurred resulting from the cancellation. Substitutions of other CME events may be made at any time without an additional charge; email with your request. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the event. However, an administrative fee of $100.00 will be charged for all refunds. “No shows” are subject to the full CME event fee. Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing by email to No refunds or credits will be issued once the CME event has started.