Osteopathy’s Promise to Children, the charitable arm of the Osteopathic
Center for Children (OCC), will receive a $28,125 grant from The Prince of
Wales Foundation to fund a series of osteopathic treatments for children
in financial need.
The OCC, a medical center affiliated with Western University in Pomona, is
the only center in the United States devoted exclusively to providing
osteopathic medical treatments for children. Osteopathy’s Promise to
Children is a charitable organization that provides support for the OCC.
“”We are most grateful to The Prince of Wales Foundation for its grant to
help needy children from around the world experience the incomparable
benefits of osteopathic treatments,”” said Viola Frymann, DO, FAAO, OCC
founder and director. “”The Royal Family are patrons of the British School
of Osteopathy and know first hand the benefits of osteopathic care.””
Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the
philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one
another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr.
Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of “”wellness”” and
recognized the importance of treating illness within the context of the
Osteopathic physicians use all of the tools available through modern
medicine including prescription medicine and surgery. They also
incorporate osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) into their regimen of
patient care when appropriate. OMT is a set of manual medicine techniques
that may be used to relieve pain, restore range of motion and enhance the
body’s capacity to heal.
Physicians licensed as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), like their
allopathic counterparts (MDs), must pass a national or state medical board
examination in order to obtain a license to practice medicine. DOs provide
comprehensive medical care to patients in all 50 states and the District
The Prince of Wales Foundation was founded by England’s Prince Charles as
a means of addressing a broad variety of interests in the United States
and around the world, such as education, healthcare, urban and rural
renewal, community development, youth services and the environment.
Dr. Frymann met with Prince Charles last fall and discussed the advantages
of osteopathic care.
The OCC is located at 4135 54th Place, near San Diego State University.
The number is (619) 583-7611. Its Web address is http://www.osteopathic-