Expanding the Osteopathic Concept is a term that Dr. Frymann coined to further an understanding of the osteopathic philosophy concepts, skills and techniques that she championed. It relates back to Dr. Frymann’s solid belief and decades of clinical application of effectively applied osteopathic philosophy and principles – as articulated by Dr A.T. Still MD and more specifically through the extensive work and teachings of Dr. W.G. Sutherland DO. (PP)
At Osteopathy’s Promise to Children our CME efforts are aimed at a level of training which allows the opportunity for physicians and allied health professionals to obtain the optimum level of understanding and skill insisted on by Dr. Frymann and which OPC continues as her legacy. Very competent and well-trained osteopathic physician can positively influence a wide array of clinical health challenges through inherent trust and facilitation of the unerring potency of health, mastery of functional anatomy, appreciation of the evolving biological sciences, and skillful wielding of perceptive palpatory skills. This is the legacy left to us by Dr Frymann, DO and the challenge that we now gladly accept.
Our mission is to provide needs-based education for osteopathic physicians, dentists and international health care providers to improve knowledge in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM), competence and performance to achieve optimum health for patients.
Osteopathy’s Promise to Children (OPC) has provided quality continuing medical education (CME) for osteopathic physicians specializing in adult and pediatric NMM/OMM for more than 26 years.
“Well, it has always been my belief that if the curriculum is strong enough, you should be able to take the most medically oriented student and convince him of the validity and power of osteopathic medicine by the end of their training.”
— Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA
(Source: “New Beginnings for DOs in California” , Viola Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA Interviewed by Michael Seffinger, DO, at the Osteopathic Center for Children, San Diego, CA. UCI Libraries, University of California, Irvine. 16 Oct 2008. Web. 19 Feb 2016)