Training and Education

The Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM2) residency program was established to develop highly trained physicians who can act as both clinicians and academicians in ONMM. Residents will develop their clinical skills through inpatient care at Sky Ridge Medical Center and outpatient care at the Rocky Vista Health Center and other associated outpatient clinics. Academic development will occur at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Sky Ridge Medical Center is a full service, 286 bed facility located in Lone Tree, Colorado.  The Rocky Vista Health Center is located in Parker, Colorado and offers a wide range of services including primary care medicine, sports medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. The Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Parker, Colorado and was established in 2006.    

The ONMM2 program provides extensive training in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine for physicians who have already completed a residency in an approved specialty. The ONMM2/NMM +1 program meets AOA requirements for NMM/OMM certification. It is in the process of applying for ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic Recognition. Successful completion will allow the individual to apply to take the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine certification examination and possibly be eligible to serve as a Program Director of an ONMM program. We want those who complete our program to become lifelong learners, practitioners and teachers of ONMM, and be of service to our profession in a variety of capacities.  Many of the OPP faculty at the various Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are certified in NMM/OMM. 

Program Highlights

Our ONMM2 program provides a unique training environment marked by collegiality and educational opportunities in:

  • Inpatient ONMM
  • Outpatient ONMM
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Pain Management

Elective rotations in medical acupuncture, family medicine, integrative medicine, hospice and palliative care, internal medicine, newborn nursery, obstetrics and gynecology, addiction medicine and pediatrics.