The AAPO strives to foster a greater understanding of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) and its subset, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), in the field of pediatrics; to gather and disseminate resources and knowledge concerning OPP in the field of pediatrics; to develop educational programs for members; to promote research regarding OPP in the field of pediatrics; and to create a place where all interested in applying OPP to the care of pediatric patients can come together cooperatively.
To develop a clearer understanding, a wider knowledge and a deeper vision for the application of osteopathic principles and practice in the area of pediatrics. To arrange programs to improve the osteopathic manipulative skills of our members in the field of pediatrics. To seek out those members of the profession who have developed original manipulative techniques of newborns, infants, and children and to analyze these methods for teaching purposes. To aid in publishing of original scholarly works elucidating the principles and techniques of Osteopathic Principles and Practice in the field of pediatrics. To assist, when possible, all members of our profession in developing their skills and comprehensive knowledge of Osteopathic Principles and Practice in the treatment of their pediatric patients. AAPO Fiscal Sponsor is Osteopathy’s Promise to Children which provides fiduciary and administrative services.
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THE HISTORY OF AAPO
The American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy is dedicated to the application of osteopathic principles and practice in the area of pediatrics.
In 2010, Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA, was speaking with the President of the American Academy of Osteopathy, and she renewed a long time concern she had about the osteopathic profession straying away from the fundamental teachings of Andrew Taylor Still, and William G. Sutherland, particularly as they relate to the complicated and crucial area of pediatric osteopathic manipulation.
This was something Dr. Frymann had spent a lifetime developing and perfecting. She was concerned that some of the plain and precious teachings and techniques of Dr. Sutherland and Dr. Still were being diluted and in some cases lost completely.
In that conversation with the American Academy of Osteopathy, the idea for a new component society representing the needs of Osteopathic Physicians who were endeavoring to refine their skills in the treatment of children was born. And in 2012, a proposal was accepted for a new Component society to be named the American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy (AAPO).
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All members receive these outstanding benefits:
Subscription to the AAPO News
Discounts on AAPO sponsored courses and educational content
Networking with other physicians interested in pediatric osteopathic manipulation at AAO Convocation and in CME
Connecting with a mentor or mentee
Inclusion in our member directory
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All applicants must be a current member in good standing of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) AND must be a U.S. or internationally-trained DO, MD, DDS, Resident, or medical student enrolled in an accredited program. Once your application is received and approved, you’ll receive a notification of membership fees due.