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This course provides an understanding of the steps involved in building a successful osteopathic practice. It explores effective marketing and management practices including social media and demographic targeting. Daily management, third party insurance billing procedures and ethical guidelines are discussed. As part of the course, students’ prepare a business plan. Laws that apply to Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are examined along with policies, contracts and standard business forms.


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The Medical Imaging course provides an overview of the radiographic modalities most commonly used in modern rehabilitative and diagnostic medicine: X-ray, CT scan and MRI. You will learn the basics of how to read and analyze radiographic images of a wide range  of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the majority of the aging population around the world: Low back pain, joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), types of bone fractures, joint dislocations, spinal stenosis and many others.


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This detailed certificate program is designed to improve understanding of the spine as an anatomical and physical structure as well as biomechanics of movement of each spinal segment: cervical, thoracic and lumbar. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to confidently apply what they’ve learned on advising and safely engaging older clients in a clinical and/or fitness class setting.


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This program is designed for all skin care professionals interested in expanding their client base. Upon completion of Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics, students will be skilled at osteopathic techniques effective in the improvement of facial muscle tone, reduction of wrinkles and skin tissue rejuvenation. Graduates immediately apply their knowledge and add osteopathic facial treatments to their list of services.


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Nutrition through Life Span examines the biology of food and nutrition principles. Topics covered include a study of the energy producing nutrients, vitamins, minerals, water and fiber, nutritional needs throughout the life cycle, energy balance, and the relationship of diet to health. Throughout the program the relationship between nutrition and personal health is emphasized. Students will develop professional skills in nutritional guidance and wellness promotion.

 

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The program explores the biology of aging and existing theories about the aging process. It examines age-related physical changes as well as the broader psychological and social issues human face as they go through lifespan. Emphasis is placed on an osteopathic approach to the client, assisting older patients in pain reduction, and dysfunctions associated with particular health conditions that afflict this population.

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We invite you to take this online course demo featuring The Muscle Tissue, Lecture 1.5 from the Anatomy and Physiology course. Do not forget to challenge yourself by taking a quiz at the end of the lecture. Good luck with your studies!

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Anatomy & Physiology covers the shape, structure and function of the human body. It focuses on myofascial connections and their function. Systems of the body are reviewed with an emphasis on how they work separately and together. Students learn how to view the organ systems from an osteopathic perspective as well as how specific disorders lead to dysfunction in the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

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Biomechanics provides an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, its mechanical properties as well as the structural behavior of the spine and biodynamics of spinal movement. Specific course topics include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; analysis of forces in human function and movement; energy and power in humanactivity; introduction to modeling viscoelasticity of tissues.

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Pathology provides students with an understanding of the disease process and how it affects the body’s functions. Medical terminology, mechanisms of disease, healing processes and preventative measures are taught. Changes due to growth, age, stress (mechanical and emotional), and organic dysfunction are covered as they relate to osteopathy. Pathologies of body regions are examined.

 

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This course examines the history and philosophy of osteopathy as an introduction to osteopathic medicine. By exploring the paradigm that structure and function impact each other, this course ties anatomy and physiology together as the osteopathic approach is covered. Philosophy & History examines the origins of osteopathy and discusses its evolution in the United States, Europe and Canada. The philosophy of A.T. Still’s four tenets and the holistic approach to healing is discussed.

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Osteopathic Models of Health & Disease delves deeper into the principles of osteopathic medicine and its approach to health and disease. This course details the five structure-function models of osteopathic care; biomechanical, respiratory/circulatory, neurological, bio-energetic and how they relate to the musculoskeletal system. The fundamental tenets of osteopathy are examined further. Spinal motion and dysfunction is covered. An overview of techniques is provided as well as their mechanism and indication for osteopathic treatment. Safety and ethics in manual practice are discussed.

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Osteopathic Treatment & Modalities teaches the osteopathic approach to patient/client care. The course has a strong emphasis on client–practitioner communication, health promotion and client education on disease prevention. It covers the most common manipulative techniques used in osteopathic therapy today as well as their indications and contraindications. Regional assessment is taught based on specific complaints (i.e. shoulder, knee etc.) and osteopathic treatments for those conditions.