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COMPETENCY             1       OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES,
          DOMAIN
                                         PRACTICE, AND MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT



        overview



        osteopathic physicians must demonstrate knowledge of osteopathic principles and practice such that care of patients   REQUIRED ELEMENT 1.1
        is approached from the distinct behavioral, philosophical, and procedural aspects of osteopathic medical practice   KNOWLEDGE OF OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES,
        related to the four tenets of osteopathic medicine: 1) the body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit;   PRACTICE, AND OMT
        2) the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance; 3) structure and function are reciprocally
        interrelated; and 4) rational treatment is based on an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation,  REQUIRED ELEMENT 1.2
        and the interrelationship of structure and function. osteopathic physicians must recognize, diagnose, and treat patients  SKILLS IN OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE,
        with somatic dysfunction using osteopathic manipulative treatment (omT) in the clinical setting. While osteopathic tenets  AND OMT
        are considered foundational to the other competency domains herein, this classification emphasizes the distinctive
        osteopathic foundation and approach to patient care, including osteopathic principles, the treatment of somatic  REQUIRED ELEMENT 1.3
        dysfunction, and the use of omT. The aaCom 2017 Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology defines osteopathic  INTEGRATION OF OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES,
        manipulative treatment and somatic dysfunction as follows:                                           PRACTICE, AND OMT INTO CARE


        “osteopathic manipulative treatment              “somatic dysfunction: impaired or altered
         (OMT): the therapeutic application of            function of related components of the
         manually guided forces by an                     body framework system: skeletal,
         osteopathic physician...to improve               arthrodial and myofascial structures, and
         physiologic function and/or support              their related vascular, lymphatic, and
         homeostasis that has been altered by             neural elements... Somatic dysfunction
         somatic dysfunction.”                            is treatable using osteopathic
                                                          manipulative treatment.”
















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