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Dr. Michael Joseph Franceschina DO, FAOAO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery
34612 6th Avenue S; Suite 300
Federal Way, WA
(253) 838-8552

Dr. Michael Franceschina is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Federal Way, WA. Dr. Franceschina graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at Botsford Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Franceschina is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Total Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Ashley C Keays DO, MPH, FAAFP
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pain Medicine
2200 North 30TH Street; Suite 201
Tacoma, WA
(253) 697-7400; (253) 779-5858

Dr. Ashley Keays specializes in pain medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Sumner, WA and Tacoma, WA. Dr. Keays's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary P Hunter DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
34612 6th Avenue S; Suite 300
Federal Way, WA
(253) 838-8552

Dr. Gary Hunter's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter include tibia (shin bone) fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Hunter is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Hunter is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Total Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas L Cross DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
34612 6th Avenue S; Suite 300
Federal Way, WA
(253) 838-8552

Dr. Thomas Cross' medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Cross include tibia (shin bone) fracture, shoulder injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cross's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Knee Injury, Prosthetic Implant, Joint Replacement, Ankle Surgery, Anterior Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Tacoma, WA
(253) 403-7299

Dr. Kathleen Polo is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
209 Martin Luther King JR Way
Tacoma, WA
(253) 596-3410

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Petruk graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Petruk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Neurosurgery, Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neurophysiology
316 Martin Luther King JR Way; #408
Tacoma, WA
(253) 403-0344

Dr. Laura Hershkowitz's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hershkowitz is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Family Medicine
3124 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
(253) 459-7000

Dr. Mark Mariani sees patients in Tacoma, WA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Mariani attended medical school at the University of Washington 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.
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