Originally founded in 1962, Dr. Frymann leveraged her private practice, becoming a teaching affiliate of College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) in 1982 (later to become Western University of Health Sciences). The clinic is internationally recognized for the treatment and care of children with complex medical conditions, many who come from all over the world specifically to receive the specialized and unique aspects of osteopathic care as developed by Dr. Frymann and practiced at the center.
A Legacy of Pediatric Osteopathy Care
Dr. Viola Frymann demonstrated – through a professional lifetime of osteopathic medical study, practice, and teaching – the embodiment of the practice of osteopathic care for children that was originally established and promoted by Drs. A.T. Still, MD and W.G. Sutherland, DO. Her legacy additionally included offering osteopathic modalities to all children regardless of their ability to pay through the Osteopathic Center for Children (OCC).
As a nonprofit organization, OCC is dedicated to and has worked closely for over 25 years with sister organization, Osteopathy’s Promise to Children, and their philanthropic efforts to achieve the following:
- Operate a medical clinic in the area of pediatric osteopathy, providing financial assistance to underserved, chronically ill children as needed;
- Perform research through agendas set in place by Dr. Frymann, expanding practical osteopathic research to further promote better understanding and more effective application of the philosophy and concepts of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Osteopathic Principles and Practice, and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF);
- Provide continuing medical education and training at our Osteopathic Center for Children facility that was developed directly with her expertise and skills honed from 50+ years in pediatric osteopathy, thereby ensuring that Dr. Frymann’s osteopathic methods for treating children are passed onto future generations of DO’s.
DO: The Next Generation
With the overwhelming health needs of children, there is an ever-increasing demand for continued training in osteopathic medicine. The Osteopathic Center for Children serves as an educational center to educate physicians, medical students, and the general public on the life-changing benefits of osteopathic medicine.
For more than three decades, hundreds of physicians from across the world have trained at Osteopathic Center for Children, a leader in osteopathic medicine which continues to develop holistic, integrative, and progressive treatment approaches to address the needs of all children.