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Introduction to the Concepts and Skills Fundamental to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (FOCF)


Total Credits: 40 including 40 AOA Category 1-A

Category:
OMM
Speakers:
Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO |  Dr. Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) |  Dr. Rebecca E. Giusti, DO |  Dr. Veronica Vuksich, DO |  Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO
Duration:
40 Hours Duration and 40 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
Program Access:
Not Applicable
Location:
Osteopathic Center San Diego - San Diego, California
Available Dates:


Description

**  Scholarship details will be announced in March 2023 at Convocation at the OPC Booth #307.
     Scholarship application details will be found on the Scholarship tab at that time.


Foundations of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
Introduction to the Concepts and Skills Fundamental to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

This course will be held live and in-person.

Course Director: Mitchell Hiserote, DO

Date: September 6-10, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:30 AM PST
CME: 40 Hrs (maximum) AOA Category 1-A CME provided by Osteopathy’s Promise to Children
Cost: $2,000
Location: San Diego, CA
Course materials will be provided: Exploring Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, by Raymond J. Hruby, DO, with supplement

Target Audience
Medical physicians (DO or MD); Dentists (DDS or DMD); Resident physicians (DO or MD); Medical students currently enrolled at a US AOA-approved college of osteopathic medicine; Medical physicians (MD) who reside and actively practice internationally, under certain conditions; and we cordially invite International osteopaths under certain conditions.

Course Description
The OPC Foundations of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (FOCF) course is a 40-hour didactic and laboratory experiential course designed to introduce practicing physicians, resident physicians, dentists, and current medical students to the uniquely osteopathic modality of cranial diagnosis and treatment. This FOCF course is consistent with the teachings of W.G. Sutherland, DO, and is a direct continuation and legacy of Expanding Osteopathic Courses offered by the late  V.M. Frymann, DO. 

The course didactic components introduce cranial anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical Osteopathic principles and is directly synergistic with closely precepted, (4:1 student to faculty ratio), hands-on laboratory experiences. Thus, pedagogically addressing the cogent understanding and efficacious clinical application challenges of osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). OCF, as presented in the FOCF course, is intended as an aspect of patient centered care applied synergistically within an integrated osteopathic medical model of diagnosis and treatment, designed to serve patients of all ages, gender, and levels of health challenges. The FOCF faculty preceptors and lecturers are practicing physicians chosen for their extensive osteopathic clinical experience, knowledge of applied OCF, and competency as excellent clinical educators to facilitate and optimize the practical educational experience.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will have basic/fundamental skills and conceptional knowledge to safely Osteopathically assess and offer treatment to patients with a variety of  complaints common to the cranial region. Treatment techniques will be intended either generally or specifically to improve a patient’s clinical presentation, while concurrently deepening the practitioner’s understanding and skill of applied osteopathy in the Cranial Field. Concurrently this course will offer to those of a more experienced perspective the opportunity to renew/explore a deeper integrative understanding in the application of Osteopathy in patient care. 

After completion of the FOCMM course, participants will be expected to:

1. Identify and appreciate the historical roots and challenges codifying the osteopathic cranial concepts as elucidated by Dr. W.G. Sutherland, DO and endeavor to appreciate its continuity within the application and philosophy of osteopathy first described by Dr. A.T. Still, DO; (Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice, Osteopathic Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice, Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice)
2. List and describe the five (5) phenomena of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM) within the osteopathic cranial concept and begin to construct cogent applications of the phenomena to common clinical patient presentations. (Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice, Osteopathic Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice, Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice)
3. Identify common craniometric anatomical regions, specific sutural, dural, and parenchymal relationships as applied within the PRM concept (Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice, Osteopathic Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice, Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice)
4. Demonstrate osteopathic cranial manipulative skills and approaches, within a small group setting, that include diagnosis and treatment that are consistent with accepted safe practices. Said skills serve as a foundation for future growth and mastery in the efficacious application of the osteopathy in the  cranial field; (Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice, Osteopathic Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice, Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice)
5. Demonstrate, through open non intimidating Socratic methods, understanding of the cognitive osteopathic cranial concepts processes and purpose  consistent with the foundational level presented at this course (Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice, Osteopathic Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice, Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice)

 

Handouts

Speaker

Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO's Profile

Dr. Mitch Hiserote, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO, is a graduate of Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, CA. He is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromuscular Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA.  Dr. Hiserote is currently in private practice in Sebastopol, CA and is an Associate Professor and past-Chairman of the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department, Vallejo, CA. He is a Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Costin Scholar. He holds an Osteopathic Cranial Academy Certification of Proficiency. Memberships include: AOA, AAO, AAPO, and OCA.

 


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

Dr. Raymond 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).

 


Dr. Rebecca E. Giusti, DO's Profile

Dr. Rebecca E. Giusti, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. Rebecca Giusti, DO, is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences. Family Practice Residency, Downey Regional Medical Center and is Board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She completed a Family Practice Residency and NMM/OMM +1 Year Residency at Downey Regional Medical Center. She has been Chair of the NMM/OMM Department, Western University of Health Sciences. She is Dept. Chair & Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at COMP and has been teaching Osteopathy in the Cranial Field course since 2007. Memberships and Proficiencies: Dr. Giusti is a member of the AOA, OCA, and AAO. She holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy.


Dr. Veronica Vuksich, DO's Profile

Dr. Veronica Vuksich, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. Vuksich, DO, is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. She completed a HIV Fellowship, Sonoma County Dept of Public Health, Santa Rosa, CA. She completed a Family Practice Residency, UCSF Program B, Santa Rosa, CA. She held an Osteopathic Principles and Practice Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship during her undergraduate medical education. And holds a MA, from Calif. State Univ., San Jose, CA in Biology (concentration in Molecular Genetics).  She is currently working as a Family Practice Physician in Santa Rosa, CA. Her areas of emphasis are Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Memberships include: AOA, AAO, and OCA. She holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. 


Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO's Profile

Dr. Kimberly Wolf, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, FAAP, FACOP, 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 was a Dually Accredited Pediatric Resident at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, OH. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Associate Professor of OMM and Director of Pediatric OMM at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wolf is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Memberships include: AOA, AAO, ACOP, AAP, AAPO, OCA and OPSC.


Target Audience and Eligibility

Target Audience
Medical physicians (DO or MD); Dentists (DDS or DMD); Resident physicians (DO or MD); Medical students currently enrolled at a US AOA-approved college of osteopathic medicine; Medical physicians (MD) who reside and actively practice internationally, under certain conditions; and we cordially invite International osteopaths under certain conditions.

CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This education program is designed to provide CME for osteopathic physicians and other health care professionals who practice OMM/OMT.

Osteopathy’s Promise to Children (OPC)  is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Osteopathy’s Promise to Children (OPC) designates this activity for a maximum of 40 AOA Category 1-A credits anticipated and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. This is OMM/OMT/OPP activity and as such is part of the profession and exempt from the AOA practice gap analysis requirement.

Hotel Information

 

HILTON GARDEN INN San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium
3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123

Block of rooms will be reserved for this course at a rate to be determined.

Hotel Information Flier and About San Diego
 

Scholarship

Scholarship details will be announced in March 2023 at Convocation at the OPC Booth #307. Scholarship application details will be found on the Scholarship tab at that time. 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
(To be announced March 2023)

Event Location

Osteopathic Center San Diego

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3706 Ruffin Road, San Diego, California 92123, United States
(619) 548-8815
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