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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Family Medicine
165 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard
Dayton, OH
(937) 429-8620; (937) 558-0200

Dr. James Laub is a physician who specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. Dr. Laub accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Laub studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
425 West Grand Avenue; Suite 2001
Dayton, OH
(937) 226-7887

Dr. Kevin Reid's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reid include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. Dr. Reid studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Reid an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Gastroenterology

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Family Medicine
165 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard
Dayton, OH
(937) 429-8620; (937) 558-0200

Dr. Judith O'Connell's medical specialty is family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. O'Connell is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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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.
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