The medical treatment of the body is far more than simply relieving pain in an area that hurts or curing the symptoms of a disease or virus. Every part of the body interacts with the rest, so the best possible type of treatment is sure to consider how pain, discomfort, or sickness in one area affects every other area. In order to treat your body, your physician needs to ensure that the mind and spirit are also accounted for during the treatment.
Some medical doctors do not consider these interactions and will simply treat the ailment or pain without also incorporating effects from and to the rest of the body. What differentiates a medical doctor or allopathic physician (MD) from an osteopathic physician (DO) is the integration of your entire body in the treatment of an afflicted area.
What Is a DO?
Our osteopathic physicians at Rocky Vista Health Center specialize in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and are trained to integrate osteopathic manipulative medicine into a patient’s treatment plan to ensure that motion and function are improved and patients are able to reach their full potential in health, function, and performance. The field of osteopathic medicine incorporates knowledge and skills from a variety of treatment fields including sports medicine, general medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and nutrition. Improvement of the overall health and well-being of our patients is the number one priority and goal.
Who Should See a DO?
Many people believe that only athletes can benefit from neuromusculoskeletal medicine, but that is simply untrue. We believe that everyone, regardless of age, body functionality, or overall health will find the treatment methods of an osteopathic physician truly helpful. Osteopathic physicians treat the entire body as an interconnected unit, and we understand how the function of one area, organ, or system produces local and global effects throughout the rest of the body.
A simple injury affects not only the location of the injury but also can have an impact on the visceral, craniosacral, and bioenergetics systems. Almost anyone can benefit from osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Conditions that our Parker, CO, family health center at Rocky Vista Health Center has successfully treated include ailments such as asthma, chronic sinus and middle ear infections, common colds, concussions, anxiety and depression, various strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, partial rotator cuff tears, hip and knee bursitis, plantar fasciitis, mild knee arthritis, and many more.
Contact Our Douglas County Health Care Provider
At Rocky Vista Health Center, we are a state-of-the-art Parker, CO, family health center, and we are committed to helping you maintain your health through continued fulfillment of your adult health care needs through a variety of medical services. Our osteopathic physicians are dedicated to improving your overall health through their specialized training in the musculoskeletal system and their acknowledgment of the connectedness of nerves, muscles, and bones.
We offer our patients the most comprehensive care possible by focusing on prevention and incorporating your lifestyle and environment into our assessment of your overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our Douglas County health care providers.