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The Face: Lessons I Learned From a Master

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A

Dr. Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
2 Hours Duration and 2 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME Anticipated
Audio and Video
Program Access:
Access for 60 day(s) after purchase.


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




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

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DO College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973. Internship - Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Portland, Maine. Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy. Certifications: American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice, and American Osteopathic Board on Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hruby is now Professor and Senior Consultant at WUHS and has been a Professor and Chair of OMM at both Michigan State University of COM, 1995 - 1999 and Western University of Health Sciences, 1999-2009. He has directed numerous Basic Cranial Courses and is authored the text "Exploring Osteopathy in the Cranial Field." Memberships and Proficiencies: AOA, AAO and Cranial proficiency by OCA. 



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

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