Dr. Susan M. Rose, DO, C-NMM/OMM

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

office (810) 588-6911
fax (810) 227-8999
5889 Whitmore Lake Rd, Suite 4
Brighton, MI 48116


What is Osteopathy?

OSTEOPATHY (ah-stee-AH-pah-thee) is a system of "manual medicine." A gentle manipulative technique, based upon sound physiologic principles, is used to evaluate and treat tissue dysfunction. Palpation (touch) reveals inherent flexibilities and restrictions. The imprinted history of various traumas, illnesses, and surgeries may be readily perceived. Through a very special understanding of anatomy, and a unique touch, vitality is restored to dysfunctional tissues.

OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT uses very gentle pressures and positionings to encourage the tissues to gently relax and unwind, releasing the shock of imprinted traumas. Patients often experience a sense of deep relaxation, tingling, fluid flows and relief of pain. Emotional releases may occur as well. These changes may be experienced immediately as they occur or later after the treatment. Some patients will only notice that their previous level of pain has diminished some hours or days following the treatment.

OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS are fully trained and licensed physicians, capable of practicing the entire range and scope of medicine, obstetrics and surgery. In addition to conventional medical practice, the hands are used to palpate (feel) tissue function and dysfunction. Gentle manipulative techniques are applied, restoring optimal function (freedom).

Osteopathy embraces the interplay of structural organizing dynamics and metabolic activities that give rise to form and function. It recognizes the inherent wisdom and intelligence within every cell. It seeks to recover what has been lost; to find the innate self-corrective principles that guide us, maintain us, and restore us. It taps that within us which is all-powerful. Osteopathy is the artful study and practical application of anatomy and physiology.

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