Osteopathic Medicine Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

There’s more to health than the absence of pain and other disruptive symptoms. Osteopathic medicine is a patient-focused approach to medicine that aims to improve your health to prevent problems. At CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, the doctors offer osteopathic medicine to enhance your health and wellbeing. Call CFP Physicians Group, or schedule an appointment online today.

Osteopathic Medicine Q & A

What is osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine is a holistic approach to health and wellness that considers the effects of your lifestyle and environment on your wellbeing. Instead of focusing on treating symptoms, doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) identify the root cause of your health issues. They provide treatments and lifestyle advice to improve your overall health and as well as the problem.

One of the principles of osteopathic medicine is that all of the systems of the body need to function optimally to maintain good health. In addition to applying traditional medicine, an osteopathic doctor may also incorporate alternative therapies such as osteopathic manipulative treatment into your treatment plan. 

What is osteopathic manipulative treatment?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment is a hands-on technique that a DO uses to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Your doctor applies gentle pressure and resistance to your muscles and joints, sometimes helping you to stretch or release tension. 

The doctors at CFP Physicians Group often combine osteopathic manipulative treatments with other therapies to address health issues ranging from asthma and sinus disorders to migraines and menstrual pain. 

Osteopathic manipulative treatment is particularly helpful for musculoskeletal pain. The movements relieve joint restriction and restore muscular balance and function. It also promotes effective circulation.

What are the benefits of osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine considers your overall wellness and is suitable for patients of all ages. The treatments focus on improving your overall health and body function and can often eliminate the need for medicine as well as invasive surgical procedures. 

Osteopathic medicine focuses on you. Your doctor takes time to listen and asks thoughtful questions to enhance their understanding of your physical, mental, and emotional health. For example, all aspects of your wellness are connected, and your osteopathic doctor may find a connection between the stress in your life and your musculoskeletal pain. Then they can provide treatments and advice to address the pain and its root cause.

You may also find that osteopathic manipulative treatments are extremely relaxing and provide an immediate sense of relief and wellbeing. Additionally, in many cases, a series of treatments can resolve the issue causing your symptoms without having to rely on other procedures or medicines that cause unwanted side effects.

If you’re looking for an attentive doctor who provides patient-focused care to help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life, call CFP Physicians Group, or make an appointment online today.