Most people think of Osteopathy as treatment of bones, which makes sense since the root of the word Osteopathy literally translates to disease of bone. However, traditional Osteopathic Physicians are trained in general practice medicine and treat people using knowledge of the human body. When A.T. Still first spoke about Osteopathy his knowledge of anatomy focused on bony structure, but he also spoke about delivery of babies, treatment of viruses, nutrition, and managment of addiction as well as many other areas of health. From his writing it is clear that A.T. Still recognized the minute structures of the body, though there were not names then for many of the disciplines of study that we have now. Information has grown, so has the knowledge embraced by the term anatomy. The anatomy of the human form includes physiology, cellular anatomy, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, and anatomy of the spirit. Study of the writings of A.T. Still show that his knowledge far exceeded what was known in his time and he was using much more than bones in his treatments of pregnant women, alcoholics, infectious disease, malnutrition, pain….
I treat both adults and children for most conditions. When appropriate I will refer to a specialist for consultation. The list below is not meant to be comprehensive. If you are concerned about something not on this list, please call or email the office to determine if an appointment is appropriate. Because the office is only open during select hours we are not available for either urgent or emergency care.
Each person is unique in his or her capacity to create and integrate changes. Factors that affect how quickly a person heals and how often they will come in for treatments are many and it is not unreasonable to factor in finances and time availability to your treatment plan. You will be given suggestions but the decision rests with you and we will create optimal health within the boundaries of your capacity. Your treatment map will include suggestions for nutrition, exercise, and treatments. It may also include lab testing, preventative health recommendations, supplements, and prescription medication, including bioidentical hormones. When appropriate you will be referred to other practitioners.
I look forward to helping you reach vitality and Health!