Health Courses

The Hands-On Clinical Training is structured to assist wellness professionals in developing competency in the palpatory and clinical skills necessary to identify dysfunction in the systems or tissues of the body. Students are taught cognitive and motor skills and will acquire the knowledge necessary to adapt and apply the appropriate treatment plan to patients with wide-ranging conditions using osteopathic treatment techniques:

  • Muscle Energy technique
  • Craniosacral
    • Fascia and myofacial release
    • Strain/counterstrain
    • Still technique
    • Ligamentous Articular Strain & Balanced Ligamentous Tension
    • Facilitated Positional Release
    • Oscillatory techniques
    • Chapman Reflexes

Learning Objectives

The objective of hands-on clinical training is to immerse students in a unique experience that will expand their understanding of, and ability to use, osteopathic manual modalities in their practice.

Osteopathic Thesis/Research project

The thesis project is required to complete the Clinical Training. The project involves a literature review on a topic of the student’s choice. The research is the foundation upon which students are able to integrate the material they have studied in their courses and to consolidate their knowledge through practical application.

    Sample Thesis Topics:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Osteopathic Medicine In Acute Sports Injury
  • Craniosacral Therapy In Treating Migraines
  • Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Lumbar Pain And Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Osteopathic Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteopathy and Yoga working together