Osteopathic Techniques

To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, founder of osteopathic medicine

osteopathic-imageOsteopathic medicine was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the late1800s.  Its philosophy is centered around the idea that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. Dr. Still believed that by correcting problems in the body’s structure, through the use of manual techniques now known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), the body’s ability to function and to heal itself could be greatly improved. Osteopathic techniques are typically gentle, but extremely effective at helping the body improve and regain function.

Dr. Carter incorporates osteopathic tools regularly in her appointments. Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation are osteopathic modalities that she includes in most of her treatments. She also uses osteopathic tools, such as the Vibracussor and ArthroStim to help relax the fascia (connective tissue throughout the body) and muscles, reduce pain, and speed healing. She has found that osteopathic techniques augment acupuncture treatments and work synergistically with them to provide deeper and longer lasting benefits.

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