Dr. Shawn Tepper-Levine         ~       Osteopathic Manipulation           ~       NJOsteopath.com

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What Does Osteopathy Treat?

Treatment is aimed at the structural problems present, not the disease entity. By removing the obstructions to health, osteopathic physicians are able to treat virtually any illness or trauma. Their philosophy is the body is a unit whose parts integrally affect each other. Therefore, dysfunction in one area affects other areas as well. Illnesses most commonly treated include: 

Somatic Pain

Back Pain and Sciatica

Neck Pain

Headaches and TMJ pain

Joint Pain Syndromes

Traumatic and Sports

Injury Scoliosis Pain

Systemic Problems

Neurologic Syndromes

Digestive Disorders

Genito-Urinary Problems Fibromyalgia

Lymphedema

Pediatric Problems

Colic

Spitting Up

Sucking Difficulty

Developmental Delay

Birth Trauma

Cerebral Palsy

Ear Infections

Asthma

Torticollis 

Pregnancy

Back and Groin Pain

Digestive Upset  

Constipation

Respiratory Illness

Asthma

Allergies

Sinusitis 

What to Expect During Treatment

At your first visit, Dr. Tepper-Levine will take a full history covering birth history, illnesses, accidents, disabilities, lifestyle, diet, exercise and environmental factors. After conducting a complete physical and structural exam, she will then have you lie on the examination table for treatment. A typical treatment will involve the gentle and precise application of force to eliminate dysfunction in tissue motion, release compressed bones and joints, promote movement of bodily fluids and undo the shock of imprinted trauma. Each treatment is unique according to the findings in that days evaluation and the treatment goal is to improve tissue motion, increase vascular and lymphatic circulation and balance the autonomic nervous system. Prescriptions for medications and/or diagnostic tests may be given and recommendations for diet, exercise, counseling and surgery may be given when indicated. Patients often experience a sense of deep relaxation, tingling, fluid flows and relief of pain. Emotional releases may occur as well. These changes may be experienced immediately as they occur or later after the treatment.