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July 2017

Athletic Trainers (ATs)- What are they and what do they do at OIM?

By | Physical Rehabilitation | No Comments

By technical definition: Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. Here at OIM we work in collaboration with and under direction of the OIM physicians. We provide the spectrum of care from A–injury prevention to Z–Return to activity -beyond activities of daily living but to functional performance of your prior activity level and sometimes beyond. A care profile may include movement screenings…

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How Swallowing Incorrectly Can Affect Your Eyes

By | Osteopathy | 5 Comments

The bones that make up the hard palate also make up the orbit, the eye socket. The maxillary and palatine bones make up the hard palate and also form the floor of the orbit. With an interest in treating the jaw and eyes, I have recently had a curiosity in understanding how tongue thrusting (AKA- reverse or immature swallow) reshapes the hard palate over time and could ultimately affect the eyes. Recently listening to a lecture by Dr. Holly Baller at NEO Smiles (, she was pointing out a case study about a child who after palate expansion had improvement…

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