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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (ONMM)


Joy Palmer, DO

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A native of northern Maine, I come to Collaborative Health Partners bringing a love of working with people and of teaching physician residents the specialty of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. My undergraduate program at Marquette University planted the seeds for working with my hands and the importance of educating patients. My Osteopathic medical education and training instilled a passion for discovering the Health in patients, that place in all of us where healing and growth are centered. I am interested in outcomes based clinical research assessing the benefit of osteopathic manipulation, as well as how curriculum development in a residency training program impacts career direction. I welcome patients of all ages and with the fantastic team at CHP, look forward to working with you.


  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine



Mercy Hospital / University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine 
  • Traditional Internship / Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Medical School

Mercy Hospital / University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School

Marquette University

  • Bachelor of Science – Biomedical Sciences

Additional Information

Areas of Expertise
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Academic Appointment
  • Institution: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine GMES
    Position: Program Director
    Years: 2020 – present
  • Institution: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Position: Program Director
    Years: 2015 - 2019
Professional Associations

Association: American Osteopathic Association
Position: Member
Years: 2000 - Present

Association: Osteopathic Cranial Academy
Position: Member
Years: 2007 - Present


Liu, Y, Palmer, J. Iliacus Tender Points in Young Adults: A Pilot Study; JAOA 2020;112(5):285-289

Personal Interests
  • Spending time with family
  • Spending time in prayer
  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Running.

Practice Location


2321 Wards Road
Lynchburg, Va. 24502