Using the Powers Within the Patient's Body: Upper Extremity and Trunk
April 23-24, 2022.
Presented by A Still Sutherland Study Group and UNECOM at Berkshire South Regional Community Center 15 Crissey Rd. Great Barrington, MA 8 AM Registration Saturday 8:30 AM - 6:15 PM Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
This program anticipates being approved for 13-1/2 AOA category 1-A CME credits pending approval by the AOA CCME
Registration Fee: Students: $220 Residents: $295 Physicians: $595 scholarships are available for students and residents
Full tuition payment required for application for scholarship. Winners will receive a check after awards are made. For those who have graduated in the Spring of 2021, you may register as a student and receive the student rate. You are also eligible to apply for a student scholarship for the Spring 2022 course. Those who are new attending physicians as of July 2021 will need to apply as attending physicians and will be eligible to receive CME credits. New attendees may apply for the resident scholarship for the Fall 2021 course.
Program Director: Andrew Goldman, DO, FCA ASSSG faculty includes: Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO Bob Bishop, DO Mike Burruano, DO Hugh Ettlinger, DO. Bill Foley, DO Jeff Greenfield, DO Andrew Haltof, DO Donald Hankinson, DO Jenny Highland, DO Tim Kingsbury, DO Marianne Longacre, DO Lisa Milder, DO Walter Witryol, MD Keelyn Wu, DO
8:00 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM Welcome and Course Overview Andrew Goldman, DO, FCA
9:00-9:45 AM Introduction: Basic Principles of Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FCA, FAAO BLT/BMT and Reciprocal Tension Lecture.
9:45-10:30 AM Osteopathic Approach to Palpation Lab. Andy Goldman, DO, FCA
10:30-10:45 AM Discussion Among Participants Andy Goldman, DO, FCA, moderator
10:45-11:35 Sacrum Lecture & Lab Jeff Greenfield, DO
11:35-12:30 PM Lumbocostal Arches and Diaphragm Andrew Haltof, DO Lec/Lab
12:30-12:40 Anne L Wales Fund Scholarship Michael Burruano, DO, FCA Presentation
12:40-2:15 PM Lunch & Free Time
2:15-3:05 PM Thoracic Vertebrae Lecture & Lab Walter Witryol, MD
3:05-4:00 PM Ribs: Lecture and Lab Jenny Highland, DO
4:00-4:15 PM Discussion Among Participants Andy Goldman, DO, moderator
4:15-5:05 PM Cervical and Sternal Fascial Lift Lec/Lab Tim Kingsbury, DO
5:05-6:15 PM Clavicle, Scapula, Gleno-humeral Lec/Lab Lisa Milder, DO
6:15 PM Adjourn Days Total: 8 hours
8:45-9:15 AM Recap: Question and Answer Andy Goldman, DO, FCA
9:15-10:15 AM Elbow, Forearm Lec/Lab Keelyn Wu, DO
10:15-10:30 AM Discussion Among Participants Andy Goldman, DO, FCA
10:30-11:40 PM Wrist and Hand Lec/Lab Keelyn Wu, DO
11:40-12:10 PM Technique Review at Tables Andy Goldman, DO, FCA
12:10-12:40 Quick Lunch
12:40-1:50 PM Cervical Vertebrae and OA Joint Bill Foley, DO, MSc
1::50-2:45 PM Treatment Demo Michael Burruano, DO
2:45 PM End Day’s Total: 6.0 hours
*OMM/NMM certified Course Total: 14.0 hours
This will be an exploration of the innate wisdom and potency of the living human through lecture and hands-on experiences. We will address perspectives of balanced ligamentous and balanced membranous tension with an emphasis on the structure, function, and posture of the living human, and their effects on health.
Our goal is to develop a working understanding of the self-correcting mechanism, utilizing principles elucidated by William G. Sutherland, DO and passed down to us by our mentor Anne Wales, DO. We will also discuss and demonstrate applications of this understanding to facilitate the powers within the patient's body. Physicians with all levels of experience will gain something from this weekend.
Course Prerequisites: Osteopathy and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field are part of the practice of medicine. The ASSSG's course is designed to teach the integration of Sutherland's techniques into the practice of medicine. This course assumes a strong background of education and training in the biomedical sciences and in the clinical observation and treatment of pathology in patients. In order for students to learn this scope of practice in a comprehensive fashion and in order for them to apply this form of practice in a manner that is both safe and appropriate, it is crucial that they have received or be in the process of receiving a broad and comprehensive level of medical educational training. Such training should include two years of didactic training in the basic and clinical biomedical sciences as taught in accredited (AOA, COCA, or LCME) medical and ADA-accredited dental schools. Such training should also include three years of intensive training in approved clinical teaching settings, including extensive training in hospital settings where students are exposed to addressing the diagnosis and treatment of patients who manifest a broad range, both in type and severity, of clinical pathology. This is the level of education and training that leads to a license for the unlimited scope and practice of medicine, as defined by medical licensing boards in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants who are graduates of osteopathic educational programs outside of the United States who practice and reside outside the United States and who either possess unlimited licensure for the practice of medicine or are members in good standing of a national osteopathic registry or the appropriate governmental licensing authority in their own country will be considered for admission to this course on a case-by-case basis. Spaces for such applicants are extremely limited.