Cranial Osteopathy and Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
Osteopathic Medicine was created in the late 1800s as a form of medical practice utilizing hands-on care as the cornerstone of treatment. The osteopathic profession is trained to address all aspects of a patient’s life as a means to improving health: body, mind, and spirit. Osteopathic physicians believe that there is an interrelationship between structure and function. The goal of treatment is to facilitate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Osteopathic physicians who incorporate osteopathic manipulation in practice serve to engage the healing process by using a variety of techniques that help to restore a more balanced structure. In this office, Dr. Reeh primarily uses techniques associated with cranial osteopathy, myofascial release, and biodynamics.
Osteopathic manual medicine can be used to aid a multitude of conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal diagnoses like ankle sprains and back pain to visceral diagnoses like headache, irritable bowel, and heartburn. Treatments can help to reduce the medication use by the patient or even make medication unnecessary. Patients of any age can benefit from treatment, ranging from newborns suffering from colic, reflux, or poor feeding to geriatric patients with osteoarthritis.