Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic treatment practiced by Dr. Klausner is a gentle non-force hands-on approach to treat the dynamic interplay between injuries to the anatomy (the structures of the physical body) and the physiology (function of the internal systems) of the entire body. Osteopathically trained physicians like Dr. Klausner have been treating this way for over 140 years as a unique branch of American medicine. The practice was founded by a frontier physician named Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Underlying his treatment philosophy was the idea that the human body contained mechanisms to heal itself and that the body is always working to find a point of internal balance and optimal function under all circumstances of health and illness. Dr. Still founded the first school of osteopathic medicine in Missouri in 1874.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?Woman having facial massage.

Cranial osteopathy is an advanced level of treatment that requires many additional years of training to develop highly sensitive hands-on diagnostic and treatment skills combined with a understanding of anatomy, physiology, biology and embryology. The practice was developed in the early 1900’s by William Sutherland, D.O., a student of the founding father of Osteopathic medicine Dr. A.T. Still. Dr. Sutherland expanded the knowledge of osteopathic treatment to the bones of the cranium where he discovered subtle rhythmic movements in cranial structures and in fluid movements that express throughout the entire body. Cranial osteopathy is not limited to treating the head but provides another way to treat the entire body. Biodynamic Osteopathy, as developed by James Jealous, D.O., is the newest advancement in cranial osteopathic treatment. Dr. Klausner has studied with Dr. Jealous for over 20 years.

What conditions can Osteopathy treat?

Every person is unique and requires individualized treatment. Some examples of treatment include:

  • birth trauma, colic, spitting up, ear infections, learning disorders, delayed development
  • asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, digestive disorders, neurological disorders
  • acute pain from injury or illness, traumatic pain from accidents, chronic pain in head, neck, TMJ, back, joints, sciatica, strains and sprains
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