At Narberth Family Medicine, we believe that every component of the body works together to provide a symmetrical, balance whole. When something is off or your body is asymmetrical, it needs to be corrected so the body can work best as a whole.
Osteopathy is a form of treatment that seeks to restore symmetry to your body. Sometimes compared to chiropractic treatment, osteopathic manipulation is designed to correct out of place joints, limbs, and components of your musculoskeletal system.
About Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
When patients come in complaining about sore joints, back pain, or chronic pains, it can be easy to focus on treating the symptoms. But at Narberth Family Medicine, we focus on the health of the entire person. Using osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT), we can identify and correct the imbalance in the body that can be causing the acute or chronic pains. This holistic approach allows many patients to enjoy a reduction of pain and an improvement of overall health immediately.
History of Osteopathy
As a branch of medicine, osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in the 1870s. Today there are over 120,000 doctors and med students trained in osteopathy. The Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree is a Board-certified medical professional who receives an additional 200 hours of training in medical school specific to osteopathic manipulation.
Osteopathy Videos from Narberth Family Medicine
Hear Dr Lipton recount the purpose of osteopathy medicine.
Watch Dr. Lipton perform osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) on a patient.
To learn more about osteopathy and founder Andrew Taylor Still, visit our History of Osteopathy page on our site.
Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.
Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.