Finding & Treating The Causes Of Your Pain
Osteopathy Is Unique
Osteopathy is a system of natural medicine that views the individual as a whole unit. The principles of osteopathic medicine emphasize the interrelationship between structure and function of the body and recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Starkman seeks out barriers and facilitates the healing process. With an osteopathic approach, we assess and treat movement restrictions in your body tissues that prevent your body from optimal function and prevents you from feeling healthy. Osteopathy is unique because it focuses on finding and treating the causes of your pain and dysfunction rather than just focusing on symptoms.
Dr. Starkman is a Chicago Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and believes that the body is capable of self-healing. When viewing the whole person, a D.O. can apply a hands-on treatment called Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to help align the body to optimize health.
How Does Osteopathy Heal?
Osteopathic physicians use their hands to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the entire body as well. An initial evaluation at our Chicago-area office is usually 45-60 minutes and consists of a thorough history discussion, including a review of traumas sustained during one’s lifetime, along with an Osteopathic examination and treatment. Osteopathic treatments are performed with the patient fully clothed.
At Your Evaluation
Dr. Starkman conducts evaluations with you lying on your back with head resting on a pillow and a bolster underneath the knees. You remain in this position for the duration of the treatment. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing, but not required. The treatment usually consists of very light application of pressure to areas beneath the pelvis, spine and head. Upon conclusion, a follow up visit of 30-45 minutes & continued osteopathic therapy may be suggested.