Helping Hands Osteopathic: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

What Is Osteopathic Medicine ?


Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO’s) are licensed physicians who practice a holistic approach to health care. Instead of just treating specific systems (e.g. cardiovascular, GI, endocrine), osteopathic physicians understand how all systems are interrelated and treat each patient as a whole person.  Osteopathic medicine defines a concept of health care that embraces the concept of the unity of each human being’s physical structure with their function. 


DO’s understand how every system in the body is interconnected.  Each physician receives specialized training in the musculoskeletal system so that they understand how that system influences the condition of all other body systems. In addition, DO’s are trained to identify and correct structural problems in such a way that the correction assists your body's natural tendency toward health and self-healing.  Patients generally come away feeling pain relief and more physically in alignment with their bodies than before treatment.