Michael A. Landrum, D.O. Board Certified Musculoskeletal Medicine

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Arvada, Colorado
 My name is Michael A. Landrum, D.O. and am licensed in medicine and surgery in the State of Maine and in the State of Colorado, USA.

My wife Kathy and I moved back to the U.S.A., after living and practicing in New Zealand, where I was licensed as a G.P. specialty physician by the Medical Council New Zealand. Prior to that time, I lived and practiced in Seattle, Washington, from 1993-2005.
My practice is designed as a specialty intervention for acute and chronic pain conditions, including the effects of motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries.  I treat all musculoskeletal pain including many issues of a structural nature that would often elude other intervention, treating all age groups.

What is a DO?
"If you're like most people, you've been going to physicians ever since you were born, but you're unaware that some or all of them could have been osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs. You may not even be aware that there are two types of complete physicians in the United States - DOs and MDs.

The fact is that both DOs and MDs are fully qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery.

• DOs practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole.
• Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.
• DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system - your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that makes up two-thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect other parts."

What is OMT?
"Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated into the training and practice of osteopathic physicians. With OMT, osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose illness and injury and to encourage your body's natural tendency toward good health. By combining all other available medical options with OMT, DOs offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today."

Dr. Landrum's Board Certification:
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (C-NMM/OMM)

What does an Osteopathic Physician do who is Board Certified in NMM/OMM?

"C-NMM/OMM allows the osteopathic physician to see patients as a primary care resource and also see patients as a consultant. Many C-NMM/OMM physicians teach in medical schools and postdoctoral training sites. Many C-NMM/OMM physicians conduct research related to osteopathic principles and practice.

Typically, patients of all ages may seek a physician certified NMM/OMM for injuries, trauma, pain, or problems where one bodily dysfunction is causing other problems. C-NMM/OMM physicians are trained extensively in neuroanatomy, orthopedics, and rheumatology. They are well versed in many forms of OMT such as muscle energy, HVLA, counterstrain, osteopathy in the cranial field, fascilitated positional release and soft tissue.

C-NMM/OMM is a primary care discipline that focuses on the core tenets of osteopathic medicine – 1. body is a unit, 2. structure and function are reciprocally interrelated, 3. the body posesses self-regulatory mechanisms, 4. the body has the inherent capacity to defend itself and repair itself, 5. when normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self-maintanence, disease may ensue, 6. rational treatment is based on the previous principles.

Osteopathic physicians holding certification in NMM/OMM are likely to focus on your body as a whole to help the restoration of health. Osteopathic palpatory diagnosis and treatment in the form of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a common hallmark of C-NMM/OMM. Viewing the body with an osteopathic perspective often extends diagnosis and treatment beyond OMT. While the cause of a problem could respond to OMT, its detection and treatment may require any means within the unlimited scope of practice of the licensed osteopathic physician.

C-NMM/OMM is a mandatory requirement in order to be chair of an osteopathic college department of osteopathic principles & practice / osteopathic manipulative medicine."

Current Basic Standards for NMM/OMM Certification:

Michael A. Landrum, D.O.