We found 8 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 patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Franceschina is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He takes Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Franceschina's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

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 areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Hunter is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

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. He practices in Federal Way, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cross include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cross takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Cross attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Kathleen Polo is a Tacoma, WA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is an in-network provider 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 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 graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hershkowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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 works as a rehabilitation physician, family practitioner, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Mariani attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Petruk accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2209 E 32nd Street
Tacoma, WA
 

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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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