If you’ve ever experienced orthopedic pain or suffer from a musculoskeletal condition, you know how important it is to find a team of doctors you can trust to provide the care you need. If you live in the Honolulu, HI, area, consult with the orthopedic surgeons at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health for osteopathic manipulative treatment — an innovative and gentle approach to diagnosing acute and chronic pain.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment consists of gentle, low force, hands-on manipulation of the body, perfect for those who suffer from acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries like joint pain, muscle tears, dislocation, and even bone fractures. Often confused with chiropractic manipulation, osteopathic manipulative treatment focuses on identifying and treating the underlying causes of pain, and it employs a gentler approach than the high-velocity thrust-type manipulation that’s typically used with chiropractic manipulation.
IMUA’s own Dr. Nicole Yukiko Gesik, D.O. is an expert on osteopathic manipulative treatment and uses this method to isolate problematic areas and treat stiffness commonly seen in the spine and other extremities. Dr. Gesik says that often the place where a patient experiences pain isn't always the problem area. She finds that many of her patients experience pain due to adjacent injuries or areas of stiffness, and explains that pain often radiates to other locations in the body.
Using this type of mechanical diagnosis, Dr. Gesik is able to identify and treat the source of the pain rather than the area where the pain is radiating. Dr. Gesik uses osteopathic manipulative treatment to help identify and diagnose a variety of conditions and injuries, including plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and even post-concussive headaches.
If you suffer from a musculoskeletal condition or are experiencing pain and stiffness for unknown reasons, consult the orthopedists at Honolulu’s IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health. Their talented team of doctors are dedicated to providing patients with quality, personalized treatment options, and they will work diligently to uncover the source of your pain. To schedule an appointment with one of their orthopedic surgeons, call the office at (808) 521-8170. To learn more about osteopathic manipulative treatment or any of their other sports medicine and orthopedic treatment options, visit their website.