Fulford course

Date: November 22 - 24, 2019
Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 7:45 am - 3 pm
Location: Sheraton Detroit Novi 
21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, Michigan 48375
(Ballrooms A-B)

CME Credits: 23 AOA Category 1-A credits 

Richard Koss, DO, C-SPOMM, C-ACOFP

Course description:
This course is based on the life work of Robert C. Fulford, DO, in osteopathic medicine, life energy, vibration, and the use of the percussion vibrator. This course introduces these basic osteopathic philosophic and practice principles that Dr. Fulford perfected in his over 55 years of exploration and clinical practice. This is the same course Dr. Fulford himself taught in the last decade of his life. An extra day has been added to present basic concepts and palpatory skills needed to understand the percussion techniques and principles as taught by Dr. Fulford.

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Connect with physicians who embrace the osteopathic principals and perform palpatory skills. 
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Fulford Basic Course Goals and Objectives


  1. To understand the life, philosophy, and osteopathic medical practice of Robert C. Fulford, D.O.
  2. To introduce Fulford’s concepts of vibration, Love, and Breath in osteopathic philosophy and practice.
  3. To introduce concepts of subtle energy and life energy in the philosophy and practice of osteopathy.


  1. Present Dr. Fulford’s life, history, and practice of osteopathy.
  2. Understand the life energy, fascia, piezoelectric effects in the anatomy.
  3. Develop the palpatory skills in evaluation and treatment of subtle energy and life forces.
  4. Understand vibration as the basic foundation of life, health, and healing.
  5. Introduce and provide supervised practical experiences in the use of the percussion hammer in osteopathic treatment.
  6. Care and maintenance of the equipment.
  7. Provide clinical cases and scenarios on the diagnosis and use of Dr. Fulford’s philosophy and treatment principles.
  8. By the end of the course the participant will be able to evaluate, diagnose and apply vibratory treatment with the use of the percussion hammer as taught by Dr. Fulford.

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MOA designates this program for a maximum of 23 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.