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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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Franceschina is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Franceschina is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Musculoskeletal 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 is a Federal Way, WA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include tibia (shin bone) fracture, shoulder injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Cross graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Cross welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Polo practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Polo studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Federal Way, WA. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunter's areas of expertise include the following: tibia (shin bone) fracture, knee arthroplasty, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Hunter is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Petruk is an in-network provider for 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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He practices in Tacoma, WA. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Mariani honors 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hershkowitz honors Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic 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.