About the College
The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine.
How it all began.
The Association is recognized as a post-doctoral college of the American Osteopathic Association and involved in this training and study continuously since 1938.
The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, Inc. is dedicated toward improving the practice of, and disseminating knowledge about Prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy is the stimulation of the formation of fibrous connective tissue of the body, in a specific location by the specific application of a regenerative modality.
Prolotherapy has as its current primary applications in the treatment of: a. Unstable joints (often associated with backaches and other musculoskeletal pain) b. The pain related to Osteoarthritis, c. Venous Abnormalities (eg. Varicose & spider veins), d. Hernia, and Hemorrhoids.
The college began as the American Osteopathic Society of Herniologists; with its first regular meeting being held in Dr. M.A. Brandon’s office (Lorrain, Ohio) on 13 November 1938. It was renamed The American College of Osteopathic Academy of Sclerotherapy on 26 June 1953. The new name being the result of the merger of the Central States Osteopathic Herniologists with the American Ostopathic Society of Herniologists. On 1 June 1956, the word "Osteopathic" was deleted from the Academy name. However, by 25 June 1959, the "Osteopathic" had been reinstated. In 1996 the Acadmeny acquired the new name of The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine which continues to be an affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association and continues to support its educational purposes as a non-profit educational corporation which it had acquired in 1965.
(Read here for article on history published in the Journal of Prolotherapy)
[This article was written in 2009. Since that time we have successfully changed the name to the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, a name which is here to stay!]
Two seminar-type conventions are held each year; in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association in the Fall, and independently in the Spring.
An annual monetary scholarship is awarded to the osteopathic medical student submitting the best paper on Prolotherapy/Sclerotherapy. Given along with the scholarship is an invitation to present the paper at a College convention. The College also supports a program of research.
Further information may obtained through the office of the Secretary-Treasurer.
The purpose of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine is to provide physician training in the basic science, research, clinical diagnosis and treatment for use in the performance of prolotherapy (also known as ligament and tendon constructive therapy) for treatment of pain syndromes, degenerative joint diseases, hyper mobility syndromes, and musculoskeletal pain. It has also been used for varicose veins, hemmeroids and hernias.