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When should you consider an Holistic approach to your health needs?

When your health is unsatisfactory, not improving satisfactorily, or just want to improve your quality of life this clinic is here to help. 

What do I wear for my treatment?

Patients are treated fully clothed, except for shoes. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, or bring some with you, when possible. For women, pants are preferred. Please refrain from perfumes and strong fragrances, as some of our patients are chemically sensitive. It helps to be as relaxed as possible before your treatment, so please refrain from consuming stimulants such as coffee and nicotine right before your treatment.

What conditions can a DO treat?

 

Osteopathic Medicine can address all aspects of a patients healthcare concerns. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from its inception was integrated into traditional medical care as an added diagnostic and treatment approach for healthcare issues. Whether it be a bowel or respiratory disorder, musculoskeletal disorder and headaches, chronic infections, or for pregnancy related issues and newborns, Osteopathy has something to offer. 

 

To attain an optimal state of health and assist the healing process, Osteopathy can play a key role.

What's your treatment approach?

Here conventional care is utilized along with complementary or alternative approaches to in order to provide a more comprehensive delivery of care. We are looking for outcomes that meet or beat expectations of patients. Everyone is unique and requires an individualized assessment and treatment to reach their goals. By looking at the patient as a whole (mind, body, and spirit) we are seeking the cause so that appropriate treatment and its timing will help the patient realize their birthright of health. Education is an integral part of their care so that they can participate in and over time manage their own healthcare as health improves.

What is a DO?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.

DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.

What's your treatment approach?

Here conventional care is utilized along with complementary or alternative approaches to in order to provide a more comprehensive delivery of care. We are looking for outcomes that meet or beat expectations of patients. Everyone is unique and requires an individualized assessment and treatment to reach their goals.

 

By looking at the patient as a whole (mind, body, and spirit) we are seeking the cause so that appropriate treatment and its timing will help the patient realize their birthright of health. Education is an integral part of their care so that they can participate in and over time manage their own healthcare as health improves.

What kind of treatments do you use?

Procedures utilized here (Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, homeopathy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling), are those that have little to no sides effects, minimally invasive, safe, effective, and that have withstood the test of time. Medication usage is minimal and reduced as health improves over time. Surgery is only used as a last resort and can at times be avoided. Patients receive education on diet, lifestyle changes, and exercise. Care is provided for both pediatrics and adults for any of their healthcare concerns.

How does adding acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutrition/lifestyle modification work with osteopathic manipulation?

 

Using these additional disciplines with osteopathic manipulation synergistic-ally enhances the response to care. All disciplines may not always be used in certain cases, but they work better together than separately.

What conditions may benefit from this multidisciplinary approach?

 

Concussion (post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury), pregnancy related issues, menstrual related disorders, asthma, sinus related disorders like frequent colds, allergies, recurrent sore throats, carpal tunnel syndrome, headache of all kinds including migraines, multiple types of musculoskeletal pain, orthodontic issues like TMJ, various bowel related issues, urinary complaints, dizziness, postural issues like scoliosis, various pediatric complaints like ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, colic, behavioral problems, developmental delays, learning disorders, failure to thrive, chronic otitis media (ear infections), plagiocephaly, spitting up, strabismus (crossed-eyes or lazy eyes), sucking issues, sleeping difficulties, arthritis, fribromyalgia, fatigue.

Who has benefited from this approach to healthcare?

Any age from infancy to adulthood, athletes at any level of competition, women who are considering pregnancy or are pregnant, or anyone seeking optimal health.

Can I see other healthcare practitioners at the same time?

Osteopathic care is key a part of your complete healthcare treatment program. Your Osteopathic physician will collaborate with other members of your health care team (other physicians, as well as physical therapists, acupuncturists, counselors, etc.) as needed. Your osteopath may also recommend any of a variety of other complementary healthcare modalities, such as dietary changes, nutritional supplements, homeopathy or therapeutic exercises, as part of your overall treatment plan.

It is also preferable, although not absolutely necessary, to schedule other types of constitutional treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, PT, OT,and homeopathy, more than 72 hours before or after osteopathic treatments. The reason for this recommendation is that the normal healing process takes about 72 hours to fully mature, so this timing allows your system adequate time to fully respond to each treatment before the next is introduced.

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