We found 7 osteopathic manipulative medicine providers near Tacoma, WA.

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

Dr. Michael Franceschina specializes in foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Federal Way, WA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. Dr. Franceschina has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Franceschina completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Hunter is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hunter's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, tibia (shin bone) fracture, and knee arthroplasty. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Hunter attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Tibia Fracture, Knee Arthroplasty, Shoulder Reconstruction, Wrist Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Cross is an orthopedic surgeon, osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist in Federal Way, WA. His clinical interests include amputation, tibia (shin bone) fracture, and shoulder injury. Dr. Cross accepts Medicare insurance. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Flint Osteopathic Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Cross welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Tibia Fracture, Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Hip Arthroplasty, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
915 6th Avenue; Suite 200
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Kathleen Polo specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neurosurgery, Neurophysiology, Addiction Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way; Suite 408
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Laura Hershkowitz's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery; she sees patients in Tacoma, WA. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Hershkowitz a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
3124 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Mark Mariani is a physiatrist, family practice physician, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from 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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