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Dr. Scott Thomas Stoll, PhD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Stoll is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), neuromuscular medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He works in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Stoll is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Stoll's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Conduction Studies, Electromyography

Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Seals is a family medicine practitioner and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at Florida Hospital, Dr. Seals attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seals takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) and Texas Health Alliance.

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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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