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

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Dr. Michael J 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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Federal Way, WA. In Dr. Franceschina's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Franceschina average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Franceschina's training includes a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement ... (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 works as an orthopedist, osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Cross's clinical interests include amputation, tibia (shin bone) fracture, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Cross takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Tibia Fracture, Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Hip Arthroplasty, Elbow Surgery, ... (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's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Federal Way, WA. Dr. Hunter's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, tibia (shin bone) fracture, and knee arthroplasty. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hunter is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hunter completed a residency program at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Polo's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. She studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Petruk is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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, who practices in Tacoma, WA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hershkowitz graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Mariani's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine; he sees patients in Tacoma, WA. He is a graduate of 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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