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Have you or your child ever tried osteopathy. How was it did it work for you ?

Have you or your child ever tried osteopathy. How was it did it work for you ?

Yes: I am a pediatrician and osteopathic physician. I never thought i would use it...Now i incorporate it into my practice daily; parents love how I use it in practice that i end up seeing the whole family. The musculoskeletal, mechanical body, the structure is so important in daily functioning. I was treated for my sinuses/allergies and neck pain from scoliosis; my colicky infant was treated too. ...Read more

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What are osteopathic soft tissue techniques/manipulation. Examples and visuals appreciated. ?

What are osteopathic soft tissue techniques/manipulation. Examples and visuals appreciated. ?

I "quote" from a DO: An osteopath (do) brings a different perspective than md's, who usually rely on xrays, mri's, meds & injections. A do trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation might find things overlooked by others. A do is well-suited to treating what is found, with methods that are proven but usually unavailable to most md's. Look at http://www.Osteopathic.Org/osteopathic-health/treatment/pages/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

OMT: Doctors of Osteopathic medicine in the US have very similar training to those of Allopathic medicine, in that they take the same courses and have same certifications and qualifications, but also take additional classes in Osteopathic Manupulative Treatment (also known as OMT). This treatment allows D.O.'s to treat some conditions with their hands and they are also taught to think more holistically ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

There is a differenc: Chiropractors are trained on the spine and joints only. Osteopathic physicians are trained in all of medicine with additional training in manipulation of joints and spine. ...Read more

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What are the differences between physiotherapy and osteopathy?

What are the differences between physiotherapy and osteopathy?

Big difference: physiotherapy is an allied health profession with it's own school and certification process. They perform soft tissue work (ART), joint mobilization, some massage. Osteopathy is type of medical school that trains doctors. They can complete a certified residency program, such as Orthopaedic Surgery or Cardiology. They come from a tradition of hands-on manual medicine, somewhat like chiropractice. ...Read more

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What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?

D.O.s & OMT: Omt is literally a hands on approach to patient care. It is the art of healing touch applied to diagnosis & treatment of musculoskeletal problems and can help treat many other issues such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, menstrual pain, and can complement & sometimes replace need for drugs & surgery. It involves both subtle soft tissue techniques & also manual movement of muscles & joints. ...Read more

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What is an allopathic doctor vs. An osteopathic doc?

MD vs DO: Allopathic refers to md degree. Osteopathic physicians are granted a do degree. Equal legal status in usa. Do basic training includes all md curriculum plus holistic philosophy and omt ( osteopathic manual treatment). Majority of do are in primary care. Majority of md go on to specialties. ...Read more

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What are osteopathy and myocardosis?

What are osteopathy and myocardosis?

Osteopathy/myocardos: osteopathy:a type of alternative medicine. It is an alternative medical approach emphasizing the physical manipulation of the muscle tissue and bones. myocardosis: Symptomatic signs of cardiac disease without any discoverable pathological lesion ...Read more

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How is osteopathy different from naturopathy?

How is osteopathy different from naturopathy?

Very: Osteopathy is traditional medicine with physical body manipulation taught as well. Naturopathy is a completely different field that uses herbal "remedies" among other things to achieve optimum health. The two fields can be synergistic. ...Read more

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