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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 sees patients in Federal Way, WA. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and total joint replacement. Dr. Franceschina is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Franceschina attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Botsford Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes 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' specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: tibia (shin bone) fracture, shoulder injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Cross is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Cross attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Cross is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Tibia Fracture, Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Hip Arthroplasty, Elbow Surgery, Outpatient Care, ... (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 foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: tibia (shin bone) fracture, knee arthroplasty, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hunter takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Hunter attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Flint Osteopathic Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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, Neurology
Tacoma, WA
 

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

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

Dr. Lyudmila Petruk's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Petruk attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. She 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurosurgery in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Hershkowitz is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Medicare insurance. She 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Tacoma, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mariani 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.