Departments: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove

Chair: Kurt Heinking, D.O.

The Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is designed to serve as a focal point of osteopathic uniqueness within the Downers Grove Campus, Midwestern University. In addition to the traditional role of teaching the osteopathic courses to students, the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a resource to provide leadership to facilitate the demonstration of this osteopathic approach. A continuum of osteopathic training is essential, and the Department will work to facilitate this continuity in the training process. The Department recognizes the necessity for a base of scientific research to support osteopathic theory and practice, as well as the necessity of clinical studies to document the efficacy and cost effectiveness of osteopathic care.

OMEDD 1550, 1551, 1650, 1650 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

OMEDD 1801 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Rotation

OMM Scholar Clinic
In the fall of 1998, Dr. Robert Kappler created the OMM Scholars' Clinic as part of the Downers Grove Campus Wellness Center. The clinic was established to offer much-needed OMM services to the Midwestern University community. It was also created to provide first-hand clinical experience for the OMM Scholars. The OMM Scholars' Clinic is currently held in the OMM Lab in the lower level of Science Hall. The clinic is staffed by the OMM Scholars who are on service that month under the supervision of Dr. Heinking. Charts are kept on all patients, and in addition to the OMT, exercise/stretching prescriptions are a mainstay of treatment. Please call Laura Trusk 630-515-7123 for an appointment.