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Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
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Osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine is disciplined in the neuromusculoskeletal system, its comprehensive relationship to other organ systems, and its dynamic function of locomotion.

The principle focus of the discipline is osteopathic and patient-centered; specifically, it embodies structural and functional interrelation, body unity, self-healing, and self-maintenance. Specialists in this discipline must interpret and demonstrate specialized knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences, clinical evaluation, and management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and its related visceral and somatic structures. Specialists in this discipline must demonstrate knowledge of the indications, risks, and benefits of manipulative medicine in treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders.