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 Agenda


Videos from Fulford Legacy Course

Dr. Robert C. Fulford, DO: An Osteopathic Alternative with Dr. Andrew Weil

Bill Doyle at TedMed 2011

Remembering Robert Fulford, D.O. - John Diamond, M.D.




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 philosophies 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.

Fulford Basic Percussion Course Online Registration
Fulford Basic Percussion Course Mail/FAX form (PDF)

Speaker Profiles

Dr. KossRichard Koss, DO, is residency-trained and board certified in the Osteopathic principles and practice called, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). In 1990 Dr. Koss became a protege of Dr. Robert C. Fulford, a strong proponent of diagnosing and treating the whole person, not just the physical symptoms. Dr. Koss has furthered the principals of OMM and Fulford in his practice and through lectures and courses. "My entire view and understanding of osteopathic principals were radically changed when I witnessed the miraculous results that Dr. Fulford was able to achieve in treating both children and adults." While working with Dr. Fulford from 1990-97, Dr. Koss assisted in teaching 22 basic courses and 15 advanced courses.

Through the years Dr. Koss has continued to refine OMM techniques in both evaluating the patient and providing guided table training to get the basic concepts across by utilizing the Fulford percussion hammer. In addition to the U.S., his lectures and courses have taken him to Japan, Italy, Russia, Brazil and Switzerland.

Dr. StagerBill Stager, DO, has BA (Philosophy) and MS (Anatomy) degrees from Rutgers University, an undergraduate OPP Fellowship and DO degree from NSUCOM in 1989, and MPH from ATSU in 2009. He completed a rotating internship at Humana South Broward Hospital in 1990.

He has been in holistic private practice combining NMM/OMM, Family Medicine, and Medical Acupuncture in the Palm Beach area since 1990. He is Board Certified in NMM/OMM and Family Medicine, and is a Fellow of the AAO, ACOFP, and AAMA. He has taught NMM/OMM all over the USA, and has published over 180 articles and papers in health and fitness magazines and several in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at NSUCOM and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at LECOM.

He is an active member of the AOA, FOMA, AAO, ACOFP, FSACOFP, and FAO, serving on various committees and boards, including the AOA House of Delegates (2006-present), FOMA Director-at-Large (2009-present), FOMA District 9 President (2006-present), FSACOFP President (2008-2009), the two-term FAO President (2006-2008, 2008-2010), and NSUCOM Alumni Association Executive Committee Trustee (2007-present). His many awards include the 2008 NSUCOM Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007 FOMA Presidential Achievement Award, the 2007 AOA Mentor of the Year Nominee Finalist Award, the 2010 FSACOFP Physician of the Year Award, and the 2011 FAO Distinguished Service Award.

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.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed a 40-hour introductory cranial course taught by an Osteopathic Practitioner so that they have developed the hand sensitivity and anatomical understanding necessary to successfully understand the course materials.

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.

Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds must be received by email or phone call by October 31, 2019 and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $200 fee.


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