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:
Back Pain and Sciatica
Headaches and TMJ pain
Joint Pain Syndromes
Traumatic and Sports
Injury Scoliosis Pain
Back and Groin Pain
Genito-Urinary Problems Fibromyalgia
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.