The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab, still under construction, 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 will comfortably accommodate over 80 students per lab session.
Natural light is provided from large exterior windows thus allowing the students a more comfortable learning environment for the “hands-on” OMM curriculum.
The OMM Lab also features industry-standard adjustable tables designed to accommodate individual student needs. High definition video monitors will also be featured throughout the lab allowing students 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 will allow for live broadcast feeds to other educational spaces within the Center for Medical and Health Sciences (CMHS), as well. The lab is designed to hold over 40 OMM tables with 1 faculty member for every 1 to 10 students.