Osteopathic Medicine in Western New York

Harborcenter Announcement

We are happy to be a part of this exciting announcement, increasing awareness of Osteopathic Medicine in Western New York!

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

  • One of the two schools of medicine in the United States, the Doctor of Osteopathy or DO has the similar credentials of an Allopathic Doctor or MD, but a minimum of 200 hours of hands on training in physical diagnosis and treatment before they graduate medical school.
  • Frustrated with the traditional medicine of the time, the founder of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, developed a method of diagnosis and treatment based of the follow tenants:
    1. The body is a unit
    2. The body is able to heal itself
    3. Structure and function are related at all levels
    4. Rational treatment of a person should be guided by the above principals
  • Therefore, it can be summarized that if the barriers for disease are removed through proper anatomic alignment, the body has the ability fix itself.