Kenneth Nelson, D.O., Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Midwestern University, received the 2013 Distinguished Service Certificate from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This designation is the AOA's highest award and is granted to leaders of the osteopathic medical profession who have made outstanding accomplishments and meritorious service in scientific, educational, or professional affairs.
As part of the Midwestern University faculty, Dr. Nelson teaches future physicians about a hands-on medical treatment referred to as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) or osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) which is based on an in-depth understanding of how all of the body's systems are connected.
Dr. Nelson received the distinguished service award for his outstanding accomplishments in furthering the osteopathic medical profession, particularly for his role in authoring and editing the Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine textbook and for his dedication to promoting osteopathic distinctiveness through the proliferation of OMM and OMT teaching materials.
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents a professional family of more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students.