WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine wants to provide an introduction to the type of medicine we practice; Osteopathic Medicine. If you haven’t read our first blog, check it out here for a brief overview of who Bodyworks is and what we do.

We offer a list of services to enhance and restore whole-body health through restorative healing, processes, and nonsurgical procedures. Our medical practices are designed to provide pain relief and restore for health problems such as neck and back pain, joint pain, regenerative medicine, complementary therapy, and more.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE?

Osteopathic Medicine is a method used for chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain for patients suffering from low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis. OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) uses a hands-on method that uses a more gentle approach than other conventional medical practices to treat other neurologic and respiratory conditions like headaches and migraines, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel, asthma, etc. Our physicians use this type of medicine to maximize the musculoskeletal structure to increase the overall functioning of the rest of the body’s systems.

Osteopathic Medicine involves hands-on stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance techniques to treat and prevent illness and injury. One of the main benefits of using OMT is treating muscle pain, structural and tissue abnormalities, joint misalignment, and overall improving the inter-workings of the body through a non-invasive approach. The techniques used by physicians practicing OMT is increasing the range of motions of the limbs of the body. OMT is different than massage therapy or chiropractic therapy using more comprehensive training of the body’s parts.

WHY CHOOSE COMMONWEALTH TO IMPLEMENT YOUR OMT?

Our Practitioners at Commonwealth know and understand the ways that the body works through and through. We use our knowledge, expertise, and care to provide our patients with the best treatment to help their unique case. OMT combines the interrelationships between the body’s structure and function, understanding of how the body can influence a human’s emotional state as a result of medicine. Physicians of OMT specialize their plans to fit the specific needs of each patient to improve their health.

At Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine, we want to partner with our patients to embark on a wellness journey centered around various aspects of their lives from physical, emotional, and mental aspects to treat illness and disease.

If you want to know more about Osteopathic Medicine or how Commonwealth can provide the medical assistance you need to restore your health, contact us or request an appointment with our team.

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ALL ABOUT MARK CONLIFFE, D.O.

Dr. Mark Conliffe graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. He is the only Board-Certified Neuromusculoskeletal Specialist in the city of Louisville, Kentucky.