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Addressing the Opioid Crisis with OMT

Total Credits: 1.25 including 1.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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J. Aaron Allgood, DO |  Susan Steffans, DO
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Pain management is a hot topic and opioid abuse is a national concern. Dr. Susan Steffans and Dr. Aaron Allgood offer strategies for employing OMM for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.


Learning objectives:

•       Incorporate opioid prescription education in medical school curriculum

•       Mitigate the benefit of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in treatment of acute and chronic pain

•       Demonstrate OMT options for chronic pain and constipation

•       Modify OMT treatment options for special populations




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


GRIEVANCE POLICY: The AOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to AOMA Executive Director Josephine Zammuto, by calling the AOMA Office at 602-266-6699 or by mail to AOMA, 5150 N. 16th Street, Suite A-122, Phoenix, AZ 85016, or by email to



J. Aaron Allgood, DO's Profile

J. Aaron Allgood, DO Related seminars and products

J. Aaron Allgood, DO, is an associate professor of clinical medicine and public health at A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). He is board certified in internal medicine. A graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa, Dr. Allgood completed his internal medicine residency at Wright Patterson Medical Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He volunteers his clinical time to a medical respite center called Circle the City in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently the primary investigator for the AACOM grant funded project called “Attitudes towards people experiencing homelessness among ATSU-SOMA students, physicians, faculty, and staff”.


Dr. Allgood has no disclosures.

Susan Steffans, DO Related seminars and products

Susan Steffans, DO, is an assistant professor in family and community medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. After graduating from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed an osteopathic internship at John C. Lincoln in Phoenix and an osteopathic family medicine residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Steffans is board certified in Family Medicine/OMT.


Dr. Steffans has no disclosures.

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