Osteopathic medicine is an approach to healthcare that treats a person as a whole – that means preventing illness before it happens, addressing mental health as well as physical health, and generally focusing on the patient as an entire person rather than a series of body parts.
At Pittsburgh Health Partners, our team of highly-trained osteopathic physicians is proud to offer hands-on care for patients across the Pittsburgh area. Using musculoskeletal manipulation techniques, we use osteopathic manipulative treatment to help you improve your body’s function and find relief from chronic pain. You’ll spend as much one-on-one time with your doctor as you need to be truly cared for, and we can even treat you or your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility if necessary.
If you’re ready to feel the difference and start receiving patient-first care from the best osteopathic doctors near you, it’s time to get started with Pittsburgh Health Partners. Schedule your first appointment with us today.
Doctors of osteopathic medicine actually have an entirely specific training program, degree, and title that qualifies them: DO, or Doctor of Osteopathy. At Pittsburgh Health Partners, our Doctors of Osteopathy have the experience and education to perform osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), which is a discipline that applies gentle, targeted pressure to the body in order to correct mechanical issues in the musculoskeletal system, relieve pain, improve circulation, and more.
However, osteopathy isn’t just about orthopedic or musculoskeletal medicine. It’s about treating the patient as a whole, taking into account the entire body and the various interwoven systems that allow you to function. Osteopathic medicine can help diagnose and prevent disease, as well as encouraging proper healing by keeping your body’s structures in appropriate alignment.
Osteopathic medicine is extremely beneficial for patients who are living with chronic pain as a result of orthopedic conditions or other forms of musculoskeletal misalignment, and many patients opt for osteopathic manipulative medicine for back pain relief. However, there are a number of non-musculoskeletal conditions that can be managed with help from OMM.
The osteopathic medicine team at Pittsburgh Health Partners frequently treats patients with:
If you’re currently living with any of the conditions above, and you’d like to get started with a highly-trained team that truly has your best interests in mind, schedule your first appointment with Pittsburgh Health Partners. We’re here to help you.
Not at all. A Doctor of Osteopathy also has the expertise to assist you in identifying lifestyle choices that will improve your condition based on conversations about your goals and assessments of your current situation. Your DO can make informed, safe recommendations about diet, mental health, sleep, stress management, exercise habits, and more.
Yes! Pittsburgh Health Partners is proud to accept insurance from a wide variety of providers across the greater Pittsburgh area. If you have questions or you’d like to learn more about your options, please feel free to reach out to our compassionate, knowledgeable staff.
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