Manual Practitioner (OMP-II):

Foundation and core competencies that guide Osteopathic Diagnosis, Patient Management and Treatment of Mechanical Dysfunction.

  • Prerequisite: OMA-I.
  • 1000 hrs classroom theory & practical teaching.
  • 600 hrs supervised mentorship (incl. 30 hrs final clinical exam).
  • 320 hrs documented case studies including Osteopathy Synopsis.
  • 480 hrs workbooks, email lectures, independent study, home assignments and written examination.

Diploma granted: Osteopathy Manual Practitioner (2400 hours total training)

Please note: This diploma program requires students to attend 20 hours of lectures in-class and complete approximately 20 hours of homework every week for 60 weeks comprised of email lectures, independent study and home assignments.

Course Breakdown

Part 1 – History, Philosophy & Methodology: Overview of Manual Osteopathy; Manual Medicine; Adjunct Therapy; Osteopathy Philosophy and Methodology.

Part 2 – Posture, Biomechanics & Assessment: Orthopedic Physical Assessment; Foot Biomechanics; TOG Posture Solution.

Part 3 – Performance of Specialized Tests: Osteopathy Tests; Rehabilitative Activities; anat. of Joints

Part 4 – Osteopathic Diagnosis & OMT Treatment: Muscle Summary; Adjustments; Palpation Videos.

Part 5 – Soft Tissue Mobilization: Massage for Orthopedic Conditions.

Part 6 – Muscle Energy Therapy: Meridians for MET; Muscle Energy Technique 1-5.

Part 7 – Joint Mobilization: OMT Efficacy and Safety; Anatomy of Joints; Osteo-Mobilization; Lower Extremity Mobilization.

Part 8 – Osteopathy Synopsis & Clinicals: Intern Level I – Supervised clinic management, patient intakes, treatment practice, execution of assigned treatments; Synopsis based on patient case studies.

Reading Materials

  • Principles & Techniques of Patient Care (3rd edition) by Frank M. Pierson and Sheryl L. Fairchild. Publisher: Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-0-7216-9379-8.
  • Muscles, Testing and Function: With Posture and Pain (4th Edition) by Kendall, Provance and McCreary. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-0-683-04576-5
  • Massage for Orthopedic Conditions (1st Edition) by Thomas Hendrickson. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-2287-2