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Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA Centennial Celebration, Tribute Course: Osteopathic Philosophy and Principles (2022)

Total Credits: 3.75 including 3.75 AOA Category 1-A

OMM |  Tribute
Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) |  Dr. R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO |  Dr. Hollis King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA
3.75 Hours and 3.75 Hrs AOA Category 1-A CME
Audio and Video
Osteopathic Center for Children
Program Access:
Access for 30 day(s) after purchase.


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Course Description

This course will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, need to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of complex patient problems using the principles of osteopathic medicine, with a focus on the holistic approach to the patient and facilitation of self-healing and self-regulation.  Specific attention is given to the more advanced understanding and application of the techniques of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine (OCMM) to the treatment of somatic dysfunctions of the primary and secondary respiratory systems..

Effective treatment varies for patients with complex presentations. This on-demand webcast will offer participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary respiratory systems, how somatic dysfunction can adversely affect their optimum physiologic function, and how OCMM can be used to help restore the patient’s health to its most optimum level.  This course will meet the needs of interested physicians who want to increase their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the primary and secondary respiratory systems.  They will also how to apply the osteopathic concepts of body unity, self-healing and self-regulation to the assessment and treatment of somatic dysfunctions that affect the primary and secondary respiratory mechanisms, including assessment of existing and emerging therapies, and the development of customized treatment plans for their patients.

Learning Objectives

  • By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to
    • Describe
      • The components of the primary and secondary respiratory systems and how they interface, influence, and interact with each other.
      • The osteopathic principle of body unity and how it applies to the complex interactions of the primary and secondary respiratory systems.
      • The concept of potency in terms of the osteopathic principle of self-healing and self-regulation.
    • Assess the applicability of OMT procedures for the primary and secondary respiratory systems for their particular practice and integrate them in the care of their patients.



Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
* Lecture: Introduction and Course Overview (15mins)
* Lecture: Primary and Secondary Respiration (1hr)

Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO
* Lecture: The Challenge of Research for Osteopathy (1hr)

Panel: Dr. Hruby, Dr. King, Dr. Hiserote
* Discussion (15min)

Mitchell Hiserote, DO
* Lecture: Fundamentals in the Practice of Osteopathy: Meaningful and Perceptive Palpation (1hr)

Panel: Dr. Hruby, Dr. King, Dr. Hiserote
* Discussion, Closing Comments (15min)



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).


Dr. R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO's Profile

Dr. R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO Related seminars and products

Dr. Hiserote 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).