Various techniques or modalities may be used, based on what is most appropriate for you at that time. These may include gentle soft tissue techniques, myofascial release, cranial osteopathy and many others, all low-impact modalities. Whatever techniques are used, the underlying principles do not change. I look for the health within my patients and work to support the body's innate capacity for healing. Because treatments are a collaboration between patient and physician this is always a conversation between us , respecting your comfort and the needs of your system. There are rarely, if ever, contraindications to the use of osteopathic treatment, even though there may be a particular technique that might not be appropriate for an individual patient based upon their condition or preferences.
I can collaborate with other members of your health care team (other physicians, as well as physical therapists, acupuncturists, counselors, etc.) as needed. I may also recommend any of a variety of other complementary healthcare modalities, such as dietary changes, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, or therapeutic exercises as part of your overall treatment plan, and I will make referrals as necessary.