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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 foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Federal Way, WA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Franceschina focuses on arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Franceschina is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices pain medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine in Sumner, WA and Tacoma, WA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Keays at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Cross's areas of expertise include tibia (shin bone) fracture, shoulder injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cross completed a residency program at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Cross has an open panel.

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

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 is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Hunter's areas of expertise include tibia (shin bone) fracture, knee arthroplasty, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Hunter is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Polo's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Polo's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Tacoma, WA. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Petruk's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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; Ste 408
Tacoma, WA
(253) 403-0344

Dr. Laura Hershkowitz's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hershkowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Mariani's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Mariani is in-network for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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