The Osteopathic Manual Practice International Academy (OMPIA) aims to train American healthcare professionals in the theoretical knowledge and practical skills underlying European-style Osteopathic Manual Treatment.

 

OMPIA offers classes in European Structural, Visceral, Fascial, and Cranial osteopathic manual practices, as well as training in osteopathic treatments for specific clinical diseases and specialities such as TMJD&Orofacial Pain, Pregnancy, Pediatric, Sports Medicine.

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Courses designed for HCPs

We teach to osteopaths, manual osteopathic practitioners, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, massage therapists, occupational therapists.
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International teachers

OMPIA courses are an opportunity to learn from international experts alongside a diverse range of healthcare professionals. to advance you in your career.
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Immediately applicable skills

Our trainings provides knowledge and techniques immediately applicable in your everyday practice.

Our Courses

Articulatory Techniques Course

Learn how to use a passive, direct force to free pathologic
or restrictive barriers of a joint.

HVLA Techniques Course

Learn how to perform HVLA direct techniques, improving your skills and knowledge underlying physiology and pain management

Accreditations

About Osteopathic
Manual Practice

 

Osteopathy is an established globally-recognized system of healthcare that relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.

Osteopathy (D.O) and Osteopathic Manual Practice (OMP) share the same philosophy and principles, but they are quite different concerning the training received and clinical application.

As the name indicates, osteopathic physicians are medical doctors almost exclusively trained in the US. They learn to prescribe drugs, perform surgery, deliver babies, and have the prerequisites to specialize in other branches of medicine.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (or European Style Osteopaths) are not MDs – they are not trained in allopathic medicine but purely osteopathic manual treatment.

About OMPIA

OMPIA was founded with the aim to take patient care to the next level, integrating European osteopathic principles and treatments into clinical reasoning and relationships.

OMPIA offers classes in traditional European osteopathic manual practice for visceral, structural, fascial, and cranial techniques, as well as trainings in osteopathic treatments for specific clinical diseases and specialities.

Courses venue

The courses will take place at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room C205, San Francisco, CA 94123

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