See us for osteopathic medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center uses functional medicine to effectively treat many chronic medical conditions.
What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a drug-free, non-invasive form of medicine that focuses on the premise that all of the systems in the body work together to properly function. When one system is impaired, it may negatively affect the others, resulting in inflammation, pain, stiffness, and other issues.
Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) are board-certified physicians who have the equivalent education and training as medical doctors. In addition, they have the ability to write prescriptions, order tests, and perform the same functions as medical doctors. Their focus is on the musculoskeletal system to determine the underlying cause of many health conditions.
How Does Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Work?
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine focuses on treating medical conditions with manipulation, massage, stretches, and other techniques through osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). In this area of medicine, the philosophy is that using these techniques improves and enhances the body’s immunity and increases the movement of antibodies. Osteopathic medicine is often used in tandem with functional medicine to treat patients.
What Are the Benefits to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?
Like functional medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is based on the premise that the systems of the body must work together to function properly. Osteopaths view pain as a warning that something in the body is not functioning properly. With the proper treatment from a trained osteopath, patients with many chronic health conditions and illnesses benefit from restored balance, improved vitality and a higher ability to function.
Dr. Falcone pursued her medical education and an undergraduate fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.She is board certified in neuromuscular medicine and has advanced training in manipulation including visceral manipulation and cranial sacral therapy. Understanding how our anatomy should function is at the root Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Falcone’s intention is to seamlessly synthesize all that she has studied over the years and offer the most effective solution to the aches and pains many patients experience.
How Can I Receive Osteopathic Therapies at the Falcone Center?
To become a patient at the Falcone Center, patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area should contact us to make an appointment for your initial consultation. We will ask that you complete our new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment so that we can review it. At your initial consultation, we can discuss osteopathic medicine as a treatment option.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!