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Grand Rounds: Pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)


By Kimberly Wolf, DO, FACOP , Assistant Professor of OMM, Touro University, California – College of Osteopathic Medicine

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify indications and contraindications for osteopathic care in the pediatric patient. 2. Evaluate evidence to support the use of OMM in children. 3. Identify important anatomy in children when applying OMM - including, but not limited to, skeletal structures, muscle, ligaments, etc.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Many conditions in the pediatric patient would benefit from the use of OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine).

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Carreiro, J. Pediatric Manual Medicine An Osteopathic Approach. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier 2009

Carreiro, J. An Osteopathic Approach to Children. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier 2009

Pizzolorusso, G et al. Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on gastrointestinal function and length of stay of preterm infants: an exploratory study. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 2011; 19(15):1-6