Osteopathic Manual Medicine

Mango Medical

Podiatry & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

Are you interested in trying all-natural, noninvasive, and chemical-free treatment for your ailments? If so, consider osteopathic manual medicine with Russell Parker, DO, at Mango Medical, located in Kamuela, Hawaii. During an osteopathic manual medicine session at Mango Medical, Dr. Parker treats disorders and relieves pain by moving muscles and tissues with his hands. Book your appointment today online or over the phone.

Osteopathic Manual Medicine Q & A

What is osteopathic manual medicine?

Osteopathic manual medicine, also known as osteopathic manipulative medicine, is a hands-on medical technique that qualified osteopathic doctors like Dr. Parker use to prevent, diagnose, and treat illness or injuries.

To be certified in osteopathic manual treatment, an osteopathic doctor must receive advanced training in the musculoskeletal system and all of its nerves, muscles, and bones. Through their training, they develop an understanding of how the body’s systems connect and how they impact one another.

At Mango Medical, during an osteopathic manual treatment, Dr. Parker checks on and treats issues in the musculoskeletal system by manipulating your muscles and joints. He does this by stretching, gently pressuring, and creating resistance.

Among the most common osteopathic manual medicine techniques are:

Soft tissue

Through stretching and putting pressure on your muscles, you achieve pain relief.

Osteopathic cranial manipulation medicine

During this procedure, Dr. Parker stimulates healing in the skull by gently applying pressure to it.

Myofascial release

The goal of this treatment is to relieve pressure in the layer of connective tissues that enfold your muscles, bones, and organs. To deliver this relief, Dr. Parker gently pressures the affected area.

Muscle energy

During the muscle energy technique, you move your muscles in one direction, while Dr. Parker pushes them in the other.

How can osteopathic manual medicine help me?

At Mango Medical, osteopathic medicine can assist your journey to wellness in a surprising number of ways. Some of the many ailments you can treat with osteopathic medicine include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee problems and shoulder problems
  • Migraines
  • Sinus disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Joint misalignment and restriction
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Tissue abnormalities

Osteopathic manual medicine is particularly effective at treating low back pain. It also promotes healthy blood circulation and muscle and tissue balance.

Can osteopathic manual medicine replace traditional medicine?

Osteopathic manual medicine can serve as a great complementary treatment for your ailments. With it, you’ll likely have to take fewer days off of work due to pain, and you’ll need fewer painkillers.
Sometimes, osteopathic manual medicine can even replace traditional treatment, surgery, or drugs.

If you think that osteopathic manual medicine might be right for you, reach out to Mango Medical today. Mango Medical offers you compassionate, thorough, and expert care. To schedule your appointment, call the office or use online booking tool.