Who are Osteopathic Physicians (DOs)?
Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who have completed the same educational requirements as their MD colleagues, and in addition have received extensive training in osteopathic manipulative
medicine (OMM). Both DOs and MDs prescribe medicine and perform surgery, and while most DOs are family practitioners, osteopathic physicians choose to emphasize, or specialize in the hands-on approach to diagnosis and treatment of patients.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is a method of hands-on diagnosis and treatment that can stimulate and facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Positive effects of OMM extend to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and all organ systems of the body.
Osteopathic medicine is a complete, leading-edge approach to health care that combines osteopathic manipulative medicine 9OMM) with the best of conventional medicine.
What can Osteopathic Medicine do for you?
Osteopathic medicine offers additional benefits to both adults and children. Treatment is effective over a broad range of conditions such as injuries from falls and car accidents, birth trauma in infants, and all forms of physical and emotional stress. Treatment can reduce pain and offer relief to those who suffer from depression, allergies, recurrent infection, tinnitus, dizziness, post concussion syndrome, whiplash injury, low back pain and other chronic disease states. Both before and after surgery, osteopathic treatment can decrease pain, speed recovery and reduce post-operative complications.
Integrating OMM into a person’s medical care can increase freedom of movement and circulation, improve organ function, boost vitality and strengthen the immune system, all of which strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself.
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