The Four Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine:
Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well."
-Psalm 139: 13-14
With our experience in both family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, our clinic is able to provide osteopathic treatment for patients with a vast array of medical conditions. We can uniquely tailor an appropriate, comprehensive management plan to the individual and their specific needs. Osteopathic manipulation is a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions effecting the bones, muscles, and joints of the entire body. Before considering medications or surgery, osteopathic manipulation should be a first choice for anyone seeking relief from painful or restricted areas of their body.
Prenatal and Postnatal Patients
Our clinic is experienced with care of the post surgical patient. Treatments are individualized and tailored to the specific stage of recovery the patient is in. Post surgical patients that have benefitted from osteopathic treatment include those that have had total knee and hip replacements, open heart surgery, cesarian section, abdominal surgeries such as colectomy and tumor resection, craniotomy, lumbar and cervical fusions, and TMD surgery. We have treated multiple patients in the immediate recovery period as well as months or years beyond their surgery. Our goal in treatment is to balance the individual’s musculoskeletal system as best as possible, keeping in consideration the duration of time since their operation. This is done to minimize postural disturbances that may have been initiated by their response to surgery, and to address pain and swelling by reducing barriers to vascular, neurologic, and lymphatic structures.
We help manage common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions such as in-toeing and torticollis with gentle osteopathic manipulation techniques . Gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation and reflux can also benefit from osteopathic manipulation that is modified for the pediatric population. We also treat newborns with feeding difficulties and plagiocephaly, with extensive experience in these areas.
Pregnant patients in all trimesters can benefit from osteopathic manipulation. The limitations on medications that can be safely taken during this time combined with the musculoskeletal strains of pregnancy make our services a logical choice for comfort in the prenatal period. Regular osteopathic care through the pregnancy and especially in the third trimester can alleviate acute pains, help reduce swelling of the extremities along with associated complications, and increase flexibility which may help with the delivery process. Osteopathic care after delivery addresses body changes that can occur due to ligamentous laxity during pregnancy and delivery. Our aim is to minimize or eliminate imbalances, helping these patients increase their physical activity level.
Newborn and Pediatric Patients
Conditions We Treat
Our clinic is committed to serve the needs of athletes. Those suffering from sports injuries who are looking for more time and attention and/or looking for a conservative alternative treatment for their condition will appreciate the osteopathic approach. From muscle strains, ankle and knee injuries, running injuries, overuse, back pain, neck pain, and much more, our goal is to get you back to your activities as safely and quickly as possible.
In addition, our clinic has a special focus on the underserved skateboarding community. Our experience with skateboarding recognizes the demands of these athletes and the relative lack of musculoskeletal care they receive in comparison to other sports and athletic activities.
Post Surgical Patients