The Answer is in the Anatomy: How OMM Altered the Course of Recovery from Recurrent Subdural Hemorrhages


The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on March 7, 2019 and is approximately 45 minutes. 

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A principle of osteopathic medicine is that hands-on diagnosis and treatment can help patients stay healthy and recover from illness and injury more quickly. With osteopathic manual medicine (OMM), physicians work to restore the body’s structural integrity, which allows the body to function more efficiently, thus allowing the body to resist disease and work more efficiently. OMM is a hands-on, noninvasive set of skills used in the evaluation and treatment of the neuro-muscular-skeletal system. While drugs, surgery and other forms of treatment are important components of patient care, manually diagnosing and treating the patient adds a highly effective, noninvasive advantage. OMM provides an important added dimension to standard medical care.

This case-based presentation demonstrates the connection between somatic dysfunction and symptom presentation in an individual with recurrent subdural hemorrhaging. Additionally, you will learn about the incredible utility of OMM in healing the body and providing patient-centered care. 

Target Audience

Health professionals.


  • Review relevant anatomy of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
  • Identify anatomy of venous and lymphatic drainage from the head and neck.
  • Draw connections between clinical symptoms, somatic dysfunctions, and relevant anatomy.
  • Identify how treatment of somatic dysfunctions affected the function of the patient and led to clinical improvement of symptoms.

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Date of original release: March 8, 2019
Most recent review/update: March 8, 2019
Termination date: March 7, 2022

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Hillary Haas, DO, ABFM, AOBFP
Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Des Moines University

Donald Matz, PhD
Chair and Professor, Anatomy, Des Moines University

Anna Johnson, DO'20
Osteopathic Medical Student and OMM Fellow, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this activity, the speakers indicate they have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with ineligible companies to disclose:


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 1­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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