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William J. Brooks, DO Brief Biography

William James Brooks DO smiling for a photograph, while wearing a white shirt with a light brown vest and tie.

William Brooks, DO received his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) in 1980 and Board Certification in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) 1991. In 1981 he began a practice devoted to OMM alongside Robert Fulford, DO, his primary professional mentor. 

Since then Dr. Brooks has developed and continued to refine his creative work: the "Functional Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System" (FPMSS) paradigm, which is a new, scientifically valid, way of thinking about the musculoskeletal system along with an accompanying objective diagnostic method guiding the use of manual/manipulative medicine and related rehabilitative exercise.

Throughout his career Dr. Brooks’ clinical focus has been caring for patients with multiregional, chronic, tertiary musculoskeletal pain syndromes including headache. Additionally, his services have contributed to patients' recovery from persistent post-concussion syndrome as well as improvement of pediatric patients with various developmental delays.

Due to his clinical success employing the FPMSS paradigm, Dr. Brooks is writing a series of books and offering continuing medical education seminars to pass on this method. He continues to participate in osteopathic manipulative medicine


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