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The Face: Lessons I Learned From a Master (2022 - 2024)

Total Credits: 1.75 including 1.75 AOA Category 1-A

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Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
1.75 Hours and 1.75 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
Audio and Video
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Course Description

The activity will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of head and facial somatic dysfunctions by using advanced principles of osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine (OCMM).

Somatic dysfunctions of the facial structures can be extremely challenging for the clinician. Effective treatment varies for patients with problems such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, acute or chronic sinusitis, craniofacial pain, and many other clinical presentations. This on-demand webcast will offer participants the opportunity to further explore the neuroanatomic basis for how OMT affects physiologic functions, and meets of needs of interested physicians who want to increase their knowledge in this area of medical practice, including assessment of existing and emerging therapies, as they develop customized treatment plans via interactive case scenarios. This session will focus on advanced approaches as taught by some of the early pioneers in the field of OCMM.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the descriptive and functional anatomy of the face in the context of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

• Discuss somatic dysfunctions of the facial structures and their impact on related physiologic functions

• Compare and contrast the approach of a Master osteopathic physician to facial somatic dysfunction with current clinical thought

Target Audience

DOs, MDs, DDSs and students in good standing enrolling in programs leading to such degrees. International osteopaths and international osteopathic students are also invited to apply and may contact for more information.


Approved (OPC/OCA/SCTF) 40-hour Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field course. Please email proof of completion of an approved course from OPC, OCA or SCTF to



Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)

*  Lecture: The Face – Lessons I Learned from a Master – PowerPoint presentation Part I (45min)

*  Q&A (15min)

*  Lecture: The Face – Lessons I Learned from a Master – PowerPoint presentation Part II (40min)

*  Q&A, Closing Comments (5min)




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

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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).



Approved (OPC/OCA/SCTF) 40-hour Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field course.