Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine

R. Mitchell Hiserote DO, Chair of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine OMM Department, presents an Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine to premedical students at UC Davis in 2014.

The Appeal of Osteopathic Medicine

University of California’s UCSD-TV highlights osteopathic medicine in this interview of Dr. Hollis King and Dr. Michael Kurisu, both osteopathic physicians (DO’s) at UC San Diego.  As they describe to host Paul J. Mills, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD, osteopathy is a hands-on medical treatment that offers patients at more integrative philosophy of health care by focusing on the structure and function of the whole body, not just symptoms of disease or pain.

Adrienne Larkin-How Cranial Osteopathy Can Heal Traumatic Brain Injury 

A riveting and inspiring talk by Adrienne Larkin JD about how cranial osteopathy is changing lives and helping victims of concussion heal. This talk was the keynote address of the 2016 OCA conference on traumatic brain injury.

The Art and Science of Osteopathic Medicine

This video from NY Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine demonstrates the power of osteopathic medicine from the point of view of the medical students at the school.


2018 Sutherland Memorial Lecture by Dr. Mark Rosen

The Sutherland Memorial Lecture has been presented annually by esteemed members of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy since 1958. The 2018 Sutherland Memorial Lecturer is Dr. Mark Rosen.

Viola Frymann

Viola Frymann DO FAAO FCA had an immense influence on the science, practice, and teaching of osteopathy over the course of many decades.  Dr. Frymann passed away quietly in San Diego, CA at the age of 93 on January 23 2016.  This video tribute highlights her many contributions to the osteopathic profession.

Robert Fulford

This recently re-discovered video was originally produced in the mid 1980’s. Andrew Weil MD introduces Robert Fulford DO FCA, and includes a discussion of cranial osteopathy, aka osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF).

The Feminine Touch

This PBS original documentary premiered in April 2017 on WEDU in Tampa FL.  It tells the story of how, in 1892, Andrew Taylor Still did the unimaginable when he accepted women and men equally in his new medical school. The Feminine Touch showcases the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic physicians in those early years, and includes today’s prominent female DOs who carry on that legacy. Their fight for equality is intertwined with the struggles of osteopathic medicine to be accepted as a valid scientific practice, illuminating how osteopathic medicine developed into the flourishing profession it is today.

Louisa Burns

Though this video may look antiquated by todays standards, it provides a remarkable demonstration of the effects of somatic dysfunction on cardiac anatomy and physiology.  The research done by Louisa Burns DO sheds light on fundamental physiologic functions that have been largely overlooked in other research.  (Note that the sound does not start until minute 2:30)


Cranial Anatomy-The Rhoton Collection

The Rhoton Collection is a compilation of anatomy presentations developed by internationally renowned surgeon and educator Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. and published on YouTube by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  Included in this collection are 14 videos on the temporal bone, jugular foramen, ventricles, brainstem, anterior skull base, nose, cavernous sinus and middle fossa, cerebellar pontine angle and fourth ventricle.


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