Osteopathic Medicine

You may notice that Dr. McCleskey has D.O. rather than M.D. after her name. So what does this mean?

D.O. is a Doctor of Osteopathy.

An Osteopathic Physician completes training and testing comparable to that of an M.D. and, like an M.D., is licensed to treat and prescribe medicine in all 50 states.

Osteopathic medical schools also offer additional, specialized training in the musculoskeletal system — the system of nerves, muscles, and bones and how they interconnect to keep your body operating.

With this specialized training, Osteopathic Physicians use their hands to diagnose injuries. Furthermore, they can then apply corrective pressure to these areas to facilitate the body’s healing ability by relieving joint restrictions, releasing trigger points, and realigning areas.  This procedure is known as Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) or Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) and is used to treat, for example, the following issues:ache-adult-depression-expression-41253.jpeg

  • Neck or back pain
  • Headaches including some types of Migraines
  • Shoulder, hip and knee pain or stiffness
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle aches

OMT utilizes a wide range of techniques suited to the treatment of problem areas throughout the body, and can be adapted for most age groups and health conditions.

For more information go to this link http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/what-is-a-do/Pages/default.aspx

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