Welcome to Hands On Health Care; Your Albuquerque Resource for Natural & Traditional Medicine

Picture your ideal visit with your doctor: You are able to get an appointment when you need it; walk into the waiting room and are greeted by someone who knows you; your Doctor is ready to see you—on time—and explains his findings carefully and in words you can understand. Your visit isn’t excessively long, yet you have your doctor’s full attention and don’t feel rushed. You feel confident you can follow your doctor’s recommendations—that they’ve been explained including any possible side effects—and best of all, they are safe and they work!

If you want a doctor who really listens and who will spend the time it takes to coordinate a natural healing program for your unique situation, then please give us that opportunity.

Our unique mix of treatments and services are unlike any other office in the greater Albuquerque area.

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We focus on you—we pride ourselves in economical and effective health care—we get results.

Hands On Health Care creates generations of healthy people

OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT

By precisely adjusting the body’s tissues (muscle, fascia, bone, etc.), we restore proper function and eliminate pain and inflammation.

MEDICAL ACCUPUNCTURE & BIOPUNCTURE

A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine HELMS acupuncture course, Edward Childers, DO utilizes safe and effective medical acupuncture for a broad range of clinical problems and pain management.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

A gentle, soft-touch hands-on approach that supports the nervous system to restore health and resistance to disease.

CLINICAL NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE

Develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you with certified holistic health coach, Phyllis Childers, RN.

NATURAL REMEDIES & ESSENTIAL OILS

Used throughout history in many cultures, essential oils have a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. A skilled practitioner uses their powerful healing properties in precise combinations to effect emotional and physical wellness.

As a doctor, I didn’t think that my first experience with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy would be as personal as it turned out.  But last year, after I suffered an acute shoulder rotator cuff tear.  I didn’t have many options.  I tried ‘let it heal’ (using my basic tools and anti-inflammatory diet of course) but when my MRI showed the degree of damage (a full thickness tear of the large tendon that allows me to raise my arm-in case you want to know) I thought my only option was with an Orthopedic surgeon.

I wasn’t able to raise my arm, and the way I use it day in and day out to heal others made it worse; many activities for both work and play became virtually impossible.  Finally I (albeit grudgingly) went to my friend the orthopedic surgeon who of course suggested I have surgery sooner rather than later.  Of course this meant none of my hands on work for 3 months plus a significantly painful rehab.  I needed another option.

I decided to look for an alternative to surgery.  I had some awareness of PRP therapy and as luck would have it knew a colleague who used it in his practice.  After just 2 injections of platelets I have full range of motion and I am able to perform all of my usual work.  I can do most of my play activities without pain or restrictions.  (Still can’t do push-ups, if you call that play.)

Because of my own personal experience, I felt obligated to provide this cutting edge and extremely cost effective therapy to my patients who might benefit.  Before you sign on to expensive surgery with long recovery times, let’s talk.  I’d love to evaluate your situation, especially shoulder and knee pain or arthritis, to determine if this therapy would be appropriate for you. “

—Dr. Ed Childers

Rather than just treating symptoms; osteopathic care treats you as a whole person. Because your body is interconnected and every system effects every other, we look beyond your symptoms and find out what is causing them. Then we work out a treatment plan using the safest, most natural combination of treatment tools available.

We offer comprehensive health services for people of all ages. Osteopathic physicians, or “DOs” for Doctors of Osteopathy, are fully licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas including family medicine, obstetrics, and some of us even become surgeons.

But Osteopathic physicians also bring something extra to the practice of medicine.

  • Osteopathic doctors practice a “whole person” approach. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, we regard your body as an integrated whole.

  • For this reason, we focus also emphasize preventive health care. We want you to get well and remain well by restoring balance. Learn more about Nutritional and Lifestyle counseling.

  • Doctors of Osteopathy receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system—your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. It is this training that gives Osteopathic physicians unequaled understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect other parts.

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a fundamental component of the osteopathic approach. With OMT, osteopathic physicians use our hands to diagnose illness and injury. We then restore proper structure and function so that your body’s self-healing abilities repair injuries and restore you to good health. Learn more about OMT.

Being with Phyllis as a client for the last few months has been a fulfilling experience. I did not know what to expect from a Health Coach, but I feel that the information I received from her has, and will continue to, impact my life significantly.

Phyllis is very knowledgeable. She led me to a new way of eating, thinking (and drinking water)! She is a motivator and she held me accountable to do the things I had suggested I would do. In addition, she is likable, charming, and fun to interact with. In fact, I have arranged to see her less frequently, but regularly for a while just because I would miss the interaction.

Thanking you for an inspirational experience.  —Iris McKeen

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I am more energetic and I am able to get up in the morning without a fight, whereas before it was difficult. I’m sleeping more easily and soundly throughout the whole night. The best of all is my severe digestive problems are gone. I am eating foods that I have not been able to eat for a long time.

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