Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Dr. Blum gently assessing hip and pelvic pain

The 37 trillion cells of your body hold more wisdom than can be modeled by the most advanced computer systems. My goal is to listen to that wisdom, let it point me to the parts of your body that have gotten out of sync, and show me what it needs to bring the whole of you back into harmony. 

An appointment consists of a thorough history and physical exam followed by an osteopathic structural exam looking at all the joints and tissues of your body. I am primarily assessing how all the parts of your body move as you breathe in order to locate the place(s) that this normal vital motion is absent or diminished. In these areas of restriction, I use my hands to apply the minimum force needed to help the body make its own correction.

Each treatment is based on the needs of your specific body at the time of your appointment. Because my end goal is a feeling of balance in your tissues and not a predetermined amount of time, treatments vary in length. The average is about an hour for adults, and 30 minutes for kids.

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