I'm so excited to announce that I am collaborating with Dr. Todd R. Waldorf from Crown Point, NY!!!! Dr. Waldorf specializes in osteopathic manipulation medicine or OMT and is also certified to prescribe medical marijuana cards. A lot of you have come to me asking for my recommendation on a doctor to help you obtain a card.
HOW DOES IT WORK? One of the keys to osteopathic medicine is the idea that tightness and restriction in your nerves and muscles can be caused by or lead to other problems. So DOs are trained to use their hands to gently move your joints and tissues to correct any restrictions in your range of motion. OMT is the way that they do that.
HOW DOES IT FEEL? If you get OMT, you should expect your DO to use their hands to apply light pressure, resistance, and stretching. It should not hurt. The practice includes 40 different techniques, including: Soft tissue: You’ll feel stretching and pressure on your muscles. Muscle energy: In this technique, you move your muscles in a specific direction while the DO counters that movement. Think push-pull. Myofascial release: Your DO uses firm but gentle pressure to release tension in the fascia, which is the layer of connective tissue that surrounds your bones, muscles, and organs. Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine: Your DO applies soft pressure to your skull to stimulate healing.
WHAT CAN OMT TREAT? DOs often use OMT to relieve pain. Research shows that people with low back pain who got OMT needed fewer painkillers and days off compared to those who didn’t have the treatment. This technique may also ease migraines. In one study, people who got OMT needed less medicine, had fewer migraine days, and felt less pain than those who took medication but didn't receive OMT. OMT can also treat other conditions, such as: Shoulder problems Headaches Neck pain Knee problems Chronic Pain
WHO CAN GET OMT? From infants to the elderly, people of every age and just about any condition can get OMT. Your doctor may adjust it to fit your needs. For instance, someone with a bone or joint condition, such as osteoporosis or arthritis, may need a gentler form of OMT. I am so excited to be working with Dr. Waldorf so together we can help so many of you suffering from chronic medical conditions and pain. We both believe in healing the mind, body and soul and between the two of us, we can help you live a much more comfortable life. Dr. Waldorf practices out of Crown Point (north of me) and comes with amazing references and patient testimonials. He will soon be offering telemedcine as well (we will let you know when that is available)
You can reach Dr. Waldorf here --> https://www.facebook.com/ADKOMMPLLC/