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  • Disney World Reflection Paper

    They had tried for years to get her on it, but she was always terrified. After their tour with me, it was now Abby 's favorite attraction and they could ride as a family. When I reflect on this and what led me here, I know I have a strong desire to extend compassion and empathy for the well-being of others. In my current volunteer position in the Emergency Department at Legacy Hospital, I am able to provide a similar sense of comfort and understanding. As I once reassured Abby while silver screen gangsters fired fake bullets, I recently held the hand of an elderly man with declining memory as he waited, scared and lonely, for his missing caregiver to return. This philosophy is one of the things that led to me to develop an interest in osteopathy. After meeting my current mentor, Dr. Julian Uselman, a DO practicing family medicine in Silverton, OR, we have corresponded extensively on what it means to practice as an osteopathic physician.…

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  • My Journey To Study Osteopathic Medicine

    philosophy behind osteopathic medicine better fits my own beliefs. For example, I believe that it’s important to treat patients with a holistic approach because it guides the physician to search for the cause of the disease and treat the underlying problem, not just the resulting symptoms. I also found osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), which is left out of MD training, to be an invaluable tool. With the knowledge of manipulation, a physician can do simple procedures during an office visit…

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  • My Interest In Osteopathic Medicine

    When I was younger I never knew the wealth of possibilities that came alongside a D.O. degree, and my interest in Osteopathic Medicine was firmly solidified with my interaction with countless Osteopathic physicians while working at Baptist Hospital of Miami as a ED physician scribe. Having worked with both DO and MD physicians I can say, with certainty, that the way in which DO physicians, in particular, Dr. Alexa Viloria, a Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni,…

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  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    There are many different mental illnesses, and multiple different ways to treat them. Some of the well known treatments of mental illnesses are therapy, and an abundance of different prescription drugs. An alternative way to treat certain mental illnesses could be Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is defined as “treatment which assists the body with pain minimisation, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.”…

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  • UNE COM Case Study

    Describe your particular interest in attending UNE COM and any contact you have had with UNE COM students, alumni, faculty or clinicians, admissions counselors, student affairs staff, etc. How did these interactions influence your decision to apply? As a student athlete, there have been numerous experiences where I have faced an entirely new roster of teammates. In certain instances, this has caused a lack of fluidity and success. As a future medical student, I tend to view campuses in terms of…

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  • Essay On Craniomandibular Osteopathy

    Introduction to CMO For centuries disease has plagued the world. Diseases normally target specific locations on the body of living hosts. Sometimes it can be benign and easily treatable. Like most plagues, diseases have caused some individuals excruciating pain and in some cases, it has even led to death. Interestingly, disease affects all species including canines. One disease being Craniomandibular osteopathy (CMO). Like most diseases, CMO targets specific breeds of canines. Craniomandibular…

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  • Back Pain Using Osteopathy

    How to treat back pain using Osteopathy There are various reasons for back pain and for osteopathy treatment to be as successful as possible, it is important to have a clear understanding of what causes back pains. Back pains are extremely popular, and can become severe and incapacitating either in acute attacks or as chronic pain experienced over a long duration, that is both painful and uncomfortable. Pain attacks may be caused by actions such as physical exertion, sicknesses, and emotional…

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  • My Osteopathy Personal Statement

    After a varied and valuable seven years in practice and following on from a year of tutoring on the specialist paediatric practice in osteopathy course I now feel I have some additional teaching and educator skills which could be valuable to MSc Pre Reg students. I believe my previous lecturing and teaching experience along with my refreshed and new skills acquired over the last year at the BSO demonstrate that I could meet the learning needs of the diverse students who will attending this…

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  • Differences Between Orthodox Medicine And Complementary Therapies

    get worse as a consequence of the manipulation techniques. 3.1 carry out an analysis of the reliability and validity of information sources on complementary therapies There are many books published about the benefits of complementary therapies. In one of them, a twice-survivor stroke patient recommends aromatherapy and massage to release tension and feel better. He exclaims that they increase circulation, and provide passive exercise. He says that they reduce stress and help to treat…

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  • Advantages Of Holistic Model Of Health

    approached. If you have an inflammation, take an anti-inflammatory; an infection, take an anti-biotic; depressed, take an anti-depressant etc. The medical model of illness pays very little attention to psychological and social factors in disease progression (Crossley, 2001).The holistic approach takes a more multi-factorial approach to disease health and wellness, looking at nutritional and environmental factors that may have thrown the body out of balance and understanding the intimate…

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