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We found 7 osteopathic manipulative medicine providers near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Dr. (Doctor) Mitchell Howard Rothenberg MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma
1350 Locust Street; Mercy Orthopedic Associates, Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 232-5800; (412) 367-4214

Dr. Mitchell Rothenberg's specialties are orthopedic trauma, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA, McKeesport, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Rothenberg attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
619 MT Royal Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 487-4422

Dr. Jennifer Fierle is a family medicine physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Doctor Jeffrey Duane Lineman DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 784-4227; (412) 767-4751

Dr. Jeffrey Lineman's specialties are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Lineman speaks Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Lineman attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. (Doctor) Bernard J Bernacki DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
521 Greenfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 422-6500

Dr. Bernard Bernacki's medical specialty is family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Before performing his residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Bernacki attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 688-6603

Dr. John Perri, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Perri studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
345 Mount Lebanon Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 207-9780

Dr. Gregory Habib's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Habib is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
25 W Main Street
Carnegie, PA
(412) 279-5300

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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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