Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy: Structure vs. Function

Holistic health focuses on function; Does the body work? 'Modern medicine' finds something wrong; and chases those symptoms.

Big Difference!

While structural integrity is essential to optimal function, a bigger question is: Does the curvature of my spine affect what I want to be able to do?

Your structure governs how your body moves (movement is a function) and how it sends messages (nerve signaling is a function) and that can affect other things.

But before we start blaming our short leg length or scoliosis or lack of hip flexibility for our symptoms, let’s understand what’s important.

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You are more than just the sum of your body parts

a concept lost on the “if this symptom then take this pill” approach that doesn’t seem to mind when those pills create other problems as long as the first symptom is gone.

Your symptoms are caused by something. As an osteopathic doctor,  we examine all body systems and evaluate how each one is affecting the others. We believe…

  1. The person represents a combination of body, mind and spirit.
  2. The body can regulate and heal itself—it can maintain health if given the right tools.
  3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  4. Effective treatment considers the body as a whole, the interrelationship of structure and function.

Join Dr. Childers’ talk and learn about the 4 key tools in the Osteopathic tool chest and how they are selected for each individual’s unique situation.

Bring your friends: at every talk, we offer FREE handouts and demonstrations