About The Doctor

Osteopathic Manipulation

My passion is helping patients with their health problems. After being in a family practice for several years, I realized that my true calling was in osteopathic manipulative medicine. I have helped many patients with headaches, back pain, neck pain and pain in other parts of the body to feel better and reduce or stop their need for pain medications.

Brett Thomas – Osteopathic Physician in Orlando & Surrounding Areas


Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & Osteopathic Manipulation Specialist

Dr Brett Thomas Osteopathic doctor in Orlando specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and Osteopathic manipulation.  He graduated with honors from the University of Florida. He then received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (D.O.) degree from Southeastern University of the Health Sciences (presently Nova Southeastern University) in 1990.  He was residency trained in Family Practice at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida.  

Dr Thomas is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and Osteopathic manipulation.  He is certified and teaches Cranial Osteopathy.  He has an earned honorary degree FAAO (of which there are only about90 in the world) from the American Academy of Osteopathy. Dr. Thomas has taught Osteopathic concepts and techniques nationally and internationally.

Dr. Brett Thomas, D.O., F.A.A.O Resume


• Successfully completed all 3 parts of National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) in 1991
• Florida Medical License
• California Medical License (inactive)


• Special proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – Certified by AOBSPOMM1996
• Certificate of Competency in Cranial Osteopathy – by Osteopathic Cranial Academy
• Cranial Manipulation Basic Course, 40 Hour Basic Course; By Viola M. Frymann, D.O., F.A.A.O., F.C.A.
• University of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa – 1987
• Colposcopy for the Primary Care Physician, Orlando, FL – May 1992
• Board Certified  Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, February 1998-2006
• Undergraduate Osteopathic Manipulative Clinical and Teaching Fellowship at Southeastern Univ. of the Health Sciences 1987-1990.
• Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) on 3/19/05
• Neuromusculoskeletal Med/OMM (recertified) 12/05/06-12/31/2017


• Bachelor of Science & Arts Business Management

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL – 1983

Medical Education

• Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Southeastern University of Health Sciences

North Miami Beach, FL – 1985-1990

Extra year due to teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation


• Rotating Internship

Florida Hospital East Orlando

Orlando, FL 1990 – 1991


• Family Practice

Sun Coast Hospital

Largo, FL 1991 – 1993

Previous Employment

• Independent Contractor Physician at the Osteopathic Wellness Center, Orlando, FL : March 2004- February 2006
• Family Practice Residency supervisor and instructor at Florida Hospital East Orlando from June 30, 2005-January 2006
• Family Physician 

Orlando, FL: 1993 – 1996

• Physician @ the Osteopathic Center for Children of San Diego, CA : January 1996 – October 2003
• Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulation, Family Medicine

Western University of Health Sciences of Pomona, CA : January 1996 – October 2003

Present Employment

• Primary Care Specialists, LLC  5540 East Grant St , Orlando, Fl 32822
• Volunteer Faculty Physician for the Family Practice / Osteopathic Manipulation MedicineResidency at Florida Hospital East Orlando – July 2004 – Present

Professional Societies

• American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
• American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)
• American College of General Practitioners (ACGP)
• The Osteopathic Cranial Academy
• Florida Academy of Osteopathy
• Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA)– District 3 Vice President 2008-20015
• Florida Academy of Osteopathy– President  2010-2014 ; Board of Directors: 1993-1994,2005-2015; Secretary-Treasurer 2008-2009

Osteopathic Skills

• Osteopathic Diagnosis
• Muscle Energy Technique
• Strain/Counterstrain (Jones Technique)
• Still Technique
• Myofascial Release (indirect and direct)
• Ligamentous Tension Balancing (Sutherland Technique)
• Membranous Tension Balancing of the Cranium (Sutherland Technique)
• Fulford’s Percussion Hammer Techniques
• Visceral Techniques 


• Dr. Frymann’s Basic Cranial Course (40 hours) – table trainer

May 1999; August 1997; January 1996

• Osteopathic Approach to Respiratory Problems (16 hours) – lectured and table trainer (February 1998)
• Workshop on Palpation (16 hours); table trainer – January 1999
• The Occiput – Basic Cranial Course, May 1999
• Benefits of physical fitness – ITV, educational television show
• SOMA convention for osteopathic medical students – lecture and demonstration, March 31, 2000
• Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians, May 12, 2000
• Lectured on Treating Traumatic Forces in the Body at an intermediate course- May 2001
• Lectured at a Basic Cranial course directed by Viola M. Frymann – Aug 2001
• Lectured for Osteopaths in Holland – Osteopathic Treatments for Children 
• Lectured on Osteopathic Manipulation for Common Diseases – Annual Convention of the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians – July 1998
• Table trainer for intermediate course held at the Osteopathic Center for Children in January 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
• Lectured to students, interns, and residence in Orlando about once a month 1995.
• Lectured and table trainer for intermediate course- Osteopathic Approach to Respiratory Problems- Feb 1998
• Lectured on Treating Children Osteopathically – COMP- March 1998
• Lectured at a Cranial Academy Basic Cranial course – Feb 2003 
• Lectured on Ligamentous Balancing Techniques for the Lower Extremities at an intermediate course- May 2003
• Lectured on Osteopathic Approach to Low Back Pain at Florida Hospital East Orlando September 2004 
• Lectured on Influence of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, Frontal and Parietal bones and table trained at Basic Cranial Course held by the Cranial Academy in Feb 2005
• Lectured on Treatment of Scars using Osteopathic Treatment at The Florida Academy of Osteopathy Conference in May 2005
• Table Trained at a Osteopathic Treatment for the Pediatric Patient directed by Dr Frymann in Montreal in June 2005
• Lectured on Influence of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, Frontal and Parietal bones and table trained at Basic Cranial Course held in San Diego August 2005
• Lectured on Osteopathic Manipulation techniques for the Family Physician at the Florida Academy of Osteopathy in May 2006
• Introductory basic cranial osteopathy course – Course Director  -held in Japan February 2007 
• Lectured on OMT in the Office and Billing to the Florida Osteopathic Medical Assoc (FOMA)- November 2008
• Lectured on OMT for Pediatrics for Osteopaths in Brazil July 23-26, 2009

Public Relations:

• Spoke about Osteopathy to pre-osteopathic students at San Diego State University 2003, 2001, 1999
• Spoke about Osteopathy to pre-osteopathic students at UC@ San Diego 2003, 2000
• Health Fair – San Diego Unified School District- March 1998
• Spoke about “Headaches and Their Treatments” on a local health related television show- 2000
• Spoke about the “Importance of Exercise” on a local health related television show- 1998 


• Graduated with honors – University of Florida, 1983
• Osteopathic Physicians of the Year 1995 at Florida Hospital East Orlando
• Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) on 3/19/05


Alleviating Atypical Tender Points Through the Use of Myofascial Release of Scar Tissue. The AAO Journal. June 2007. pp. 19-24

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