Pain resolution, not just band-aid therapy.
Don’t give up! We believe you have pain, and can prove it.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is a hands on form of manual medicine taught to all Osteopathic Physicians (D.O.’s) during their training in the first 2 years of schooling. As one of the only internal medicine physicians in Michigan who practices primarily OMT, I am very unique. In this form of OMT I utilize a specialized diagnostic technique developed over the past 20 years by Dr. William Brooks to specifically identify the actual problems in the body and restore the proper range of motion to the joints. By restoring normal function to the whole body, we stop the compensation and abnormal pressures placed on joints and muscles that are not functioning properly. This eliminates pain issues caused by muscles that are working too hard and unable to relax properly. Any pain in the body must have a cause, as pain is a symptom of a problem. Even when imaging studies don’t show a problem, it doesn’t mean you don’t have pain. When you come to my office for a pain complaint, the entire body will be evaluated from head to toe to find and treat the actual problems, regardless of where the pain is located.
“This stuff is lightyears ahead of anything else I’ve experienced”
The benefits of this method is that I can effectively identify the actual problems within the body, effectively treat them and not just treat the area where the pain is, like many other forms of manual medicine. Most of the time the pain and the actual problem causing that pain are in two totally different areas in the body. It is not uncommon to have problems with ankle or hip function causing pain in the neck, or even headaches. This is why some forms of manual medicine will work for a few hours or days, then regress to the same pain and require repeated treatments for months or years. My goal is to resolve the actual problems and keep you from having to return for the same pain over and over.
The other benefit is that once proper motion and muscle strength is restored to the whole body, not just the spine, the pain rarely returns, and if it does can usually be resolved with one or 2 treatments. This means that the patient does not require repeated treatment indefinitely.
As a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician, I am also able to identify and properly treat pain that is not due to muscles or joints. Thus the patient is going to be sent to the proper specialists if the pain is not treatable by OMT. I can also perform joint injections, Trigger point injections, and Prolotherapy if necessary.
I succeed where other forms of manual medicine have failed
- Safe and effective for people with failed back surgeries, continued pain after knee or hip replacements
- Improve range of motion throughout the body for athletes, even if they dont have pain
- Treatment of athletes for better performance and less injuries
- Teenagers with “growing pains” almost always have problems with their knees and feet. these growing pains resolve when we restore proper motion to the feet, knees, and hips
- with reduced pain comes improved quality of life, better health, happier relationships. Don’t let pain ruin your life and dreams.
For more information, visit:
- William James Brooks, DO
- American Osteopathic Association
- “Is the Human Hand our Best Technology?” by NPR & TED
- “What’s the difference between an MD and a DO, and how do I choose?” by Sanjay Gupta, MD