What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a method of practicing medicine that incorporates the philosophy of treating the body systems as a single functional unit and manual medicine (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) to precisely adjust the body’s tissues (muscle, fascia, bone, etc.) in order to restore normal function to these tissues. The treatments are gentle and there are no quick movements of the body. I treat patients in all age groups, including babies.
What does Osteopathy treat?
Treatment is aimed at the structural problems present, not the diagnosis. If the altered anatomy is leading to one’s symptoms then Osteopathy can help you to improve. Osteopathic philosophy concludes that the body is a unit whose parts function abnormally when the structure isn’t aligned properly. Therefore, dysfunction in one area affects other areas as well. For example, a young woman suffering for months from nausea and vomiting wanted to know why her osteopath was spending time treating her upper neck when he hadn’t even touched her stomach yet. The doctor explained that due to a past event the top two cervical vertebra were likely pushing on the nerve that serves the diaphragm and stomach. Later, the patient found that the nausea and vomiting abated after the vertebra rotated back to their normal location.
Will my insurance company pay for your treatment?
They should reimburse you at an out of network rate. After the visit I will give you all of the information that you need in order to seek reimbursement. If you would like to ask your insurance company how much they will reimburse before scheduling with me, you can find the insurance codes that will be used below.
1st visit- 99204, 25 modifier, 98927
Subsequent visits- 99213, 25 modifier, 98927
How can I find an Osteopath?
Just contact me and I’ll refer you to an Osteopath near you.