Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab is located on the fourth floor opposite to the Anatomy Lab. The lab encompasses nearly 5,000-square-feet and is incorporated into the training of all osteopathic physicians. OMM is a pivotal component to the LUCOM curriculum as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) use their hands to diagnose injury, illness, and to encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself through manipulation.
The lab comfortably accommodates over 80 student-doctors per lab session and is designed to hold over 40 OMM tables with 1 faculty member for every 1 to 10 student-doctors. Natural light is provided from large exterior windows thus allowing the student-doctors a more comfortable learning environment for the “hands-on” OMM curriculum.
The OMM Lab also includes industry-standard adjustable tables designed to accommodate individual student-doctor needs. High definition video monitors are featured throughout the lab allowing student-doctors to view anatomic motions and manipulation demonstrations. The instructional teaching station has both fixed and portable high definition cameras allowing optimal viewing of techniques with quality recordings for future review.
Additionally, the OMM Lab is able to broadcast live feeds to other educational spaces within the Center for Medical and Health Sciences (CMHS).