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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
PCOM OMM Practice

Our office staff and physicians are a group of caring people who are committed to carrying on the long-standing tradition of helping people improve their health and overcome problems by means of diagnosis and treatment with osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). We are proud to say that we are an osteopathic family, with years of working together to provide care for our patients.

Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine

The osteopathic manipulative medicine approach began in 1874 and has continued to develop since that time. Certain principles have remained consistent, which include:

  • Each person has an inherent ability to heal, and the role of the physician is to facilitate this process.
  • Structure and function are integrally related.
  • Each individual consists of a body, mind and spirit. While we focus on the body, we recognize there is more to each patient.
  • A hands-on approach using osteopathic manipulative medical (OMM) diagnosis and treatment can be an appropriate and effective part of well-rounded patient care. In the hospital setting, OMM can serve a complementary role with conventional medical and surgical care of patients.

Our providers use all types of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). These range from gentle articulation and soft tissue techniques, to myofascial release techniques, from release by position techniques such as counterstrain, to balancing techniques, such as balanced ligamentous tension and ligamentous articular strain. Very gentle techniques, such as osteopathic manipulation in the cranial field can used, as well as more direct techniques, such as high-velocity low-amplitude techniques. There are other types of OMT as well.

Hospital OMM Service

Our mission is to enhance the health and promote the recovery from illness for patients at Roxborough Hospital by providing care from an osteopathic manipulative medicine perspective and approach. The Roxborough OMM consultation service is available five days a week, Monday through Friday.

Our scope of care includes all ages and all severity of illness—from infants and pediatrics to adults and geriatric patients; including those with mild, moderate and severe levels of illness; even patients in critical care settings. We address patients with a wide range of medical and surgical illnesses as well as specific neuromusculoskeletal problems.

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Contact Us

Schedule an appointment: 215-871-6425
Billing and insurance: 215-871-6910
Fax: 215-871-6490

Office Hours

Monday- Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location and Directions

OMM Practice at PCOM
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rowland Hall, Medical Office Building
Suite 320 and 330
4190 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Campus map

The OMM Practice is located on the third floor of the Medical Office Building (also known as Rowland Hall) on PCOM's campus.

  • As you walk out of the Parking Garage you will likely be facing north, looking towards Evans Hall. You will need to go to the left, which is west, and walk to Rowland Hall.
  • Rowland Hall is a five-story tall office building. The activity center/gym building is to the south side of Rowland Hall.
  • As you enter Rowland Hall by the main front door you will see the security desk where you will be asked to sign in. They will also be able to direct you to the OMM office via the elevator.
  • Take the elevator to the third floor. As you exit the elevator follow signs for Suite 320. It will be to your left on the opposite side of the building from the elevator.

PCOM Philadelphia, PA campus map

Patient Forms and Notices

What to do in preparation for your first visit:
  1. View the section above for maps and directions to our office.
  2. Please bring your driver's license (or current identification card) and any insurance cards with you when you visit our office.
  3. Please bring in any studies, such as x-rays and MRI scans that you may already have, which are related to the reason for your visit.
  4. Please print the patient forms listed below and bring the completed forms to your appointment:
Patient notices

The notices below are for your review. You do not need to print them or bring them to your appointment. We do ask that you print and complete the Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices Form (above) to acknowledge the receipt of the notice of privacy practices.