The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab is where students learn osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and physical examination skills used by osteopathic physicians. OMT uses physical examination and palpation to assist the body’s ability to heal by correcting biomechanical dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system.
OMT incorporates various techniques applied to joints, their surrounding soft tissues, muscles and fascia (tissue that provides support and protection). Osteopathic manipulation is intended to be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments where it is deemed appropriate.
The 3,635-square-foot Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)/Clinical Skills Lab is located on the third floor of Levine Hall and can accommodate over 80 students per lab session.
The lab features natural light and open spaces for a comfortable learning environment and is equipped with:
- Live broadcast technology to display throughout the lab and clinical campuses
- High definition video screens and cameras
- Faculty teaching station with fixed and portable cameras to allow optimal viewing of educational content
- 40 adjustable OMM tables to customize the learning experience
For more information, contact the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.