Convocation Information:

View all the recorded sessions for 2021 Convocation. Earn up to 34 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) were not intended to be relegated only to a specialty niche, but practiced by all physicians who are willing to learn and apply these principles. Every physician can easily incorporate the philosophy and principles of osteopathic medicine into patient care.

This convocation will showcase physicians from various medical specialties and demonstrate their approach to utilizing osteopathic manipulative medicine and treatment in patient care. 

Dermatology, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, radiology, sports medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology are just a few of the specialties that will be represented in this year’s presentations and workshops. 

Each physician will discuss how they incorporate the philosophy of OMM into their practice. Workshops will be focused on OMT techniques they incorporate into their busy practices.

View the 2021 Convocation program.

Occurs from 08:00 AM on 3/17/2021 until 12:00 PM on 3/21/2024

Integration of OMM in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Max CME Credits: 0

Course Description

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a debilitating neurogenerative disease that can result in both motor and non-motor dysfunctions. Integration of OMM into the care of patients with Parkinson’s Disease can help address issues with movement, balance, gait, and quality of life. In this workshop, we will discuss how OMM can be utilized to treat PD symptoms.  Research conducted using a PARK-OMM protocol will be reviewed and discussed. Additional treatment approaches to help with PD symptoms will also be covered. Future research possibilities to improve the understanding of how OMM effects PD patients will also be discussed.

Objectives and Goals: 

1. Review Parkinson’s Disease pathophysiology and signs and symptoms
2. Discuss motor and non-motor symptoms that can be address with OMT
3. Review structural findings associated with PD
4. Discuss application of osteopathic manipulative treatment following the 5 models of treatment
5. Review PD research and discuss potential future directions

Course Presenter(s)

Sheldon C. Yao, DO, FAAO, has been involved with osteopathic research and practice since graduating New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) in 2002. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). Dr. Yao is currently the Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at NYIT-COM and he has been part of the OMM department teaching at the school since 2006. His teaching has been recognized by his students having been awarded Excellence in Teaching awards. Dr. Yao has extensive research experience with over 15 published papers, 80 poster presentations, and has received grants to help fund Parkinson’s and osteopathic research. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also treats patients at the on-campus Academic Health Care Center. He has been invited to speak at national conferences on osteopathic research and the application of osteopathic treatment in many different medical fields.

Session Details
Name Start Time End Time Session - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 04:00 PM 06:00 PM Session - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 01:30 PM 03:30 PM
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