We found 6 osteopathic manipulative medicine providers near Sacramento, CA.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
648 Northfield Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Paul Kaplan is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1020 29th Street; #480
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Hatten sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tanji sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanji takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Parker is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gina Lokna practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Lokna has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Cosca is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Osteopathic manipulative medicine is the keystone treatment that sets osteopathic physicians apart from other doctors. With similarities to chiropractic, physical therapy, and therapeutic massage, osteopathic manipulative medicine is a hands-on approach that involves manually moving, stretching, and adjusting the body to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Osteopathy was developed in the 1870s by Dr. Andrew Still. In the United States, doctors of osteopathy are full medical doctors (D.O.s) - they can prescribe medications and perform surgery. The osteopathic medical view tends to differ slightly from that of an M.D. however, with D.O.s treating the whole person and seeing illness less as an isolated event. Osteopaths believe that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself, if restrictions on movement are removed. With increased motion and circulation will come increased well-being. Osteopathic manipulative medicine aims to free the body to heal itself.

An osteopathic manipulative treatment may involve stretching, gentle pressure, counter pressure, resistance, and craniosacral therapy among others. It may be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent illness or injury. Studies have shown that osteopathic manipulation is particularly effective for back pain, but it may also be used to treat:
  • Joint pain, such as that due to sports injuries or arthritis
  • Menstrual pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sinus disorders
  • Migraine headaches
  • Pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia or chronic pain

Osteopathic manipulative medicine uses healing touch to restore the function of the body’s own structure in order to promote health. It looks at the entire musculoskeletal system to ease limitations that may be causing problems.