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Piriformis Syndrome With A Variant Presentation, Roberto Chuapoco, Ryan E. Linford 2024 Touro University Nevada

Piriformis Syndrome With A Variant Presentation, Roberto Chuapoco, Ryan E. Linford

Annual Research Symposium

Piriformis syndrome has long been a diagnostic quandary due to its tendency to present as other nerve-related conditions. Piriformis syndrome is commonly caused by entrapment of the sciatic nerve as it travels through the greater sciatic foramen due to hypertrophy of the piriformis muscle. However, its constellation of symptoms, including radiating pain down the thigh, can easily be mistaken for lumbosacral radiculopathy. This case report aims to address the misdiagnosis of piriformis syndrome which has prolonged pain for many patients and increased the cost of medical care. It demonstrates a 76-year-old female with a confounding presentation of piriformis syndrome: buttock …


Behind The Spine: Investigating The Role Of Cervical Posture And Range Of Motion On Mental Health, Layla Risdon, Luis Alvarez, Cassidy Byers, Davis Byers, Louis Michelon, Tallon Muhlestein, Natalie Tate, Garret Vincent, Christina Small, David Sant, Kurt Alexander, Kyle Bills 2024 Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

Behind The Spine: Investigating The Role Of Cervical Posture And Range Of Motion On Mental Health, Layla Risdon, Luis Alvarez, Cassidy Byers, Davis Byers, Louis Michelon, Tallon Muhlestein, Natalie Tate, Garret Vincent, Christina Small, David Sant, Kurt Alexander, Kyle Bills

Annual Research Symposium

This research explores the correlation between abnormal forward head posture, cervical range of motion, and psychiatric disorders. Specifically, the study examines the relationships between the loss of cervical lordosis and anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Previous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of manipulative therapy on forward head posture and provided a link between postural alignment and cognitive function. This investigation aims to build on existing literature and enhance understanding of how loss of cervical lordosis impacts cervical and overall range of motion as well as its potential association with psychiatric conditions.


Effectiveness Of Omt On Cardiovascular Function: A Systematic Review., Sarah Legrand 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Effectiveness Of Omt On Cardiovascular Function: A Systematic Review., Sarah Legrand

Annual Research Symposium

Vascular disease is responsible for the top two causes of death worldwide. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is currently utilized mostly for alleviating musculoskeletal symptoms, but it has shown promise as a non-invasive approach to improve cardiovascular function. There is currently no consensus that OMT can have short-term or long-term effects on cardiovascular function. The utility of OMT in maintaining cardiovascular system health is an emerging area of practice. The purpose of this systematic review project is to investigate the short-term and long-term effects of OMT on cardiovascular function and its regulators in the nervous and endocrine systems.


Diversity In Osteopathic Medical School Admissions And The Compass Program: An Update, Nadege Dady, Steven Toplan, Jeffrey Gardere, Robin Moore, Lorreen Agandi, Ulcha Fergie Ulysse, Aida Aminpour, McKensie Gelvin, Jemima Akinsanya, Kenneth Steier 2024 Touro College

Diversity In Osteopathic Medical School Admissions And The Compass Program: An Update, Nadege Dady, Steven Toplan, Jeffrey Gardere, Robin Moore, Lorreen Agandi, Ulcha Fergie Ulysse, Aida Aminpour, Mckensie Gelvin, Jemima Akinsanya, Kenneth Steier

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

In the United States, the 40 colleges of osteopathic medicine and 157 schools of allopathic medicine face challenges in recruiting candidates who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM), and gaps in racial disparity appear to be widening. In this commentary, the authors provide an analysis of the data collected from 8 years of conducting a URiM recruitment and welcoming social events. The event is sponsored by a student special interest group called Creating Osteopathic Minority Physicians Who Achieve Scholastic Success (COMPASS) at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York (TouroCOM-NY). The results of the 8-year data analysis supports the …


January 2024, New England Osteopathic Heritage Center 2024 University of New England

January 2024, New England Osteopathic Heritage Center

New England Osteopathic Heritage Center Newsletter

New England Osteopathic Heritage Center's annual newsletter for January 2024


Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (Omt) Utilization In The Primary Care Setting, Ceferino Cruz, Afsha Rais 2024 HCA Healthcare

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (Omt) Utilization In The Primary Care Setting, Ceferino Cruz, Afsha Rais

North Texas Research Forum 2024

INTRODUCTION: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a skillset used to help diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints and can also be used as adjunctive treatment modalities for other organ systems. The project is designed to increase OMT usage across 3 clinical sites in our residency program to improve the quality of care provided to our patients. OBJECTIVES: Integrate OMT review into longitudinal clinical education. Address the shortage of faculty members that can precept OMT across all three sites. METHODS: The metrics being tracked are various OMT CPT codes ranging from 98925 to 98929 …


The Effectiveness Of Disinfection Protocols In Osteopathic Family Medicine Offices, Riley Phyu, Harrison A Patrizio, Thomas Boyle, Todd Schachter 2023 Rowan University

The Effectiveness Of Disinfection Protocols In Osteopathic Family Medicine Offices, Riley Phyu, Harrison A Patrizio, Thomas Boyle, Todd Schachter

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

CONTEXT: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) pose a substantial public health threat. Despite significant strides to curb HAIs in hospital environments, outpatient settings have not received the same degree of attention. Given their emphasis on holistic, patient-centered care, osteopathic family medicine offices are pivotal in both disease prevention and comprehensive patient treatment. The importance of simple yet effective disinfection protocols, such as thorough cleaning between patient appointments, cannot be overstated in these settings because they are integral to minimizing disease transmission.

OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the current disinfection protocols in osteopathic family medicine offices.

METHODS: A cross-sectional …


What Is The Prevalence Of Temporomandibular Joint (Tmj) Condylar Osteoarthritis In An Asymptomatic Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Department Population?, John Vorrasi DDS, Laura Mendomo Mvomo 2023 University of Rochester Medical Center

What Is The Prevalence Of Temporomandibular Joint (Tmj) Condylar Osteoarthritis In An Asymptomatic Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Department Population?, John Vorrasi Dds, Laura Mendomo Mvomo

The New York State Dental Journal

The aim of the present study is to determine the prevalence and demographics of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condylar changes in the asymptomatic general population of a hospital based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) practice. We retrospectively reviewed cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans of 272 TMJs from 136 consecutive patients to detect osteophyte, subchondral cyst, sclerosis, cortical erosions, and flattening. While gender did not appear to play a significant role in TMJ pathology, age was positively correlated with prevalence of condylar changes. Patients 78 years and older were significantly more likely to have osteophyte, cyst, sclerosis, and breakdown than were …


Commencement, South Georgia (2023), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2023 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencement, South Georgia (2023), Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencements

South Georgia Campus Commencement Program, 2023. Degrees include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.

Commencement Speaker: Jim Matney, Colquitt Regional Medical Center


Commencement, Georgia (2023), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2023 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencement, Georgia (2023), Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencements

Georgia Campus Commencement Program, 2023. Degrees include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, and Master of Science in Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Studies.

Commencement Speaker: Julie Ginn Moretz, Augusta University Health System


Commencement, Philadelphia (2023), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2023 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencement, Philadelphia (2023), Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Commencements

Philadelphia Campus Commencement Program, 2023. Degrees include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology, Educational Specialist in School Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Forensic Medicine, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership, Master of Science in Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Public Health Management and Administration, and Master of Science in School …


A Radiologic Analysis: Relationships Of The Thoracic Spine To Aid Palpation Of The Thoracic Transverse Processes, Christopher Baker, Darshan Patel, Michael B. Roberts, Kristie Petree, Randall L. McGill 2023 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

A Radiologic Analysis: Relationships Of The Thoracic Spine To Aid Palpation Of The Thoracic Transverse Processes, Christopher Baker, Darshan Patel, Michael B. Roberts, Kristie Petree, Randall L. Mcgill

Research Day

Introduction: In the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine, palpation is an important skill used by physicians to localize structures to diagnose and treat patients with somatic dysfunction throughout the musculoskeletal system. Specifically, in the thoracic spine, physicians can use the more superficial spinous process of each vertebra to assist in locating the deeper, more challenging to palpate, transverse process of the vertebra. Historically, the “rule of threes”, proposed by Mitchell et al in 1979, describing the relationships between spinous processes and transverse processes of the thoracic spine has been taught in osteopathic medical schools. However, another model was more recently …


Impact Of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (Omt) On Morbidity In Pregnant Persons Aged 18-39, Jessica-Sophie Chang Horoschak 2023 Rowan University

Impact Of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (Omt) On Morbidity In Pregnant Persons Aged 18-39, Jessica-Sophie Chang Horoschak

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Background: Rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States continue to rise.1 Pregnant persons are more vulnerable to stress and morbidities associated with the physiological changes of pregnancy. Low back pain and posterior pelvic pain are of high incidence experienced in pregnant persons.2 Prevention strategies are necessary to improve maternal health outcomes in the United States. Some studies have shown that Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) can be an effective treatment modality for pregnant patients experiencing somatic pain. These studies, however, are limited and of small sample size.

Purpose: To examine the current literature on the impact of OMT …


The Use Of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine To Treat Common Pediatric Conditions: A Literature Review, Sonya Priven, Emily Meale, Danielle Cooley 2023 Rowan University

The Use Of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine To Treat Common Pediatric Conditions: A Literature Review, Sonya Priven, Emily Meale, Danielle Cooley

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Context: Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are physicians who are trained in the practice of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT is a form of manual manipulation that can be applied to the patient’s body to aid the body in its own healing properties. The overprescribing and overuse of medication is currently a problem, as it can result in adverse consequences such as antibiotic resistance. Exploring OMT as either an alternative or as a complementary therapy in the pediatric population is beneficial in potentially curbing antibiotic use and improving symptoms and disease-related processes.

Objective: To explore OMT as a therapy for …


The Efficacy Of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment In Reducing Pain Medication Usage In Chronic Pain Patients: A Brief Literature Review, Catherine Alapatt, Kinjal Shah 2023 Rowan University

The Efficacy Of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment In Reducing Pain Medication Usage In Chronic Pain Patients: A Brief Literature Review, Catherine Alapatt, Kinjal Shah

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints for adult patients. Chronic pain almost always includes a pharmacological approach which can involve opioids and non opioids. Non-pharmacological approaches are less commonly used by patients with chronic pain, despite the significant misuse of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. There is a need for nonpharmacological therapies in the treatment of chronic pain patients to lessen the misuse of opioids. One underused form of nonpharmacological therapy for chronic pain is OMT. There have been several studies demonstrating OMT to be effective in treating chronic pain conditions. In addition, there is …


The Virtues Of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments In Patients With Opioid Use Disorder, Rachel Shmuts, Heather Soled, Kyle Street, David Abend 2023 Rowan University

The Virtues Of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments In Patients With Opioid Use Disorder, Rachel Shmuts, Heather Soled, Kyle Street, David Abend

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

As America continues to face the opioid epidemic, numerous people have made great strides in receiving formal treatment for their opioid use disorder (OUD). This research seeks to examine the effects providing OMT along with traditional OUD pharmacological methods in providing results for patients. By utilizing prior research on OMT techniques, we were able to uncover how effective OMT can be in reducing the time and discomfort associated with seeking opioid recovery. OMT in combination with traditional pharmacology was associated with reduction of somatic pain, higher success with MAT, as well as lowered costs. This research also highlights the importance …


The Blurred Lines Between Medicine And Wellness: A Historical Approach Comparing Osteopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, And Physical Therapists, Heather Soled, Dylan Trawinski, Sonya Priven, Sheam Jahan 2023 Rowan University

The Blurred Lines Between Medicine And Wellness: A Historical Approach Comparing Osteopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, And Physical Therapists, Heather Soled, Dylan Trawinski, Sonya Priven, Sheam Jahan

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

In modern society, there stands a large number of medical titles with nuances that complicate the layperson’s ability to differentiate standard of care and capabilities. As the world evolves, new job opportunities in the medical and related fields are being constructed to provide positions with various levels of certifications that qualify many caregivers to provide similar and often coexisting levels of care. Some disciplines may agree or disagree on principle; this is just one point of confusion for the mass. Furthermore, disciplines that disagree on principle may still apply analogous treatment models. Such confusion has yielded several challenges for less …


Assessment Of Attitudes And Knowledge Of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Amongst Neurosurgeons, Devin Kolmetzky, Dillon B. Gooder, Evan Polly, Sarah Glisan, Zein Al-Atrache, Clint Badger, Steven Yocom, Alan Turtz, Donald Allison 2023 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Assessment Of Attitudes And Knowledge Of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Amongst Neurosurgeons, Devin Kolmetzky, Dillon B. Gooder, Evan Polly, Sarah Glisan, Zein Al-Atrache, Clint Badger, Steven Yocom, Alan Turtz, Donald Allison

Research Day

Introduction: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is highly researched and integrated into many medical and surgical subspecialties. Though OMM has been shown to have benefits in treating non-specific cervical and lower back pain and managing post-operative pain, it has rarely been integrated or studied in the neurosurgical community.

Method: Using SurveyMonkey, a survey was dispersed to physicians of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Information collected included the provider’s type of practice, degree type (MD vs. DO), familiarity with the tenets of OMM, frequency of referral/use of OMM, comfort level with OMM as a non-surgical pre-op option, a post-op pain …


A Doctor For The Common People, Robyn Oro 2023 Kansas City University

A Doctor For The Common People, Robyn Oro

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Does The Osteopathic Pedal Pump Reduce Lower Limb Volume In Healthy Subjects?, Jill S. Adams, Sahil H. Parikh, Brandon J. Goodwin, Donald R. Noll 2023 Rowan University

Does The Osteopathic Pedal Pump Reduce Lower Limb Volume In Healthy Subjects?, Jill S. Adams, Sahil H. Parikh, Brandon J. Goodwin, Donald R. Noll

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

CONTEXT: Lymphatic treatments are gentle and passive techniques believed to enhance movement of lymph back into the central circulatory system. Animal studies provide supportive evidence, yet there are few studies in humans.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate whether the osteopathic pedal pump protocol reduces volume in the lower limbs of healthy subjects.

METHODS: A total of 30 first- and second-year medical students were recruited. Subjects were excluded from participating if they had acute asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, active infections, fractures of the lower extremities, or metastatic cancer. A within-subjects study design …


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