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

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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

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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 (www.neo-smiles.com), she was pointing out a case study about a child who after palate expansion had improvement…

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These 2 Suffered From Migraines For Years, Here’s What Finally Worked…

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Andrea had suffered with migraines for about 9 years that started in her early 30’s. There was really no clear reason why she started getting migraine headaches. She theorized that maybe the pain started from overuse and poor ergonomics as an ultrasound tech. All she knew was her headaches felt like having being stabbed by a “sharp knife” behind her right eye and the right top of her head. Consistently she would get these debilitating headaches about every 2 weeks that required her to seclude herself in a room for about 3 days. When it was all over, she still did…

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Osteopathy For Lymphedema: A Patient’s Story

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“Congratulations! You don’t have breast cancer,” said the surgeon as Monica woke up from her surgery. They had removed all of her breast tissue and all the lymph nodes in her right arm. Five years later when she was sitting in my office, she said, “What they did not tell me was that I was going to have to live with my arm this swollen. I have to wear this sleeve that does not feel like it does anything.” Monica’s right arm had swelled up like a balloon right after the surgery and had been like that for five years….

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3 Reasons Osteopathic Treatment Stands Out

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If one were to ask people on the street what osteopathic treatment was, they might get a lot of blank looks or incorrect responses. Osteopathy has been around since the 1800’s, yet many people don’t know it exists or what it is actually about. Many other manual therapy professions use concepts and techniques that originated within the osteopathic profession. Even when others use techniques originating in the osteopathic profession, they may not get the same results. There is more to osteopathy than just the techniques. Here’s three reasons that make osteopathic treatment different: Thorough Osteopathic physicians have very extensive training…

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3 Reasons Your Osteopathic Treatment Should Include The Eyes

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Introduction How our eyes function play a big role in how our bodies interact with the external environment. Our posture will adapt to keep our eyes horizontal to the horizon. Our eyes are closely connected with our ears to reflexively turn our gaze towards sounds that may require our immediate attention. Given what an important role our eyes play in our overall posture and function, I believe they are structures commonly overlooked and left untreated. As osteopaths, we can do more than just refer out to an optometrist for eyeglass prescriptions. For osteopaths, treating the eyes could be the difference…

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One of My Favorite Osteopathic Stories

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I have seen a lot of strange cases in the past, but I specifically remember this one for its peculiarity and humor. Jennifer brought her daughter in to see me. Along with her daughter, came Jennifer’s brother and her mother to the appointment. Jennifer’s brother and mother were already patients of mine, but the whole family coming to the appointment made me curious what I was going to encounter. “This must be something major,” I thought. “So what can I help you with?” I asked. “Well, my daughter has dark circles under her eyes. Can you help with that?” asked…

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“Can You Help Me Avoid A C-section?”

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“My baby has been sitting sideways and my due date is in two weeks. I will have to have a c-section unless the baby changes its position by tomorrow when I have an ultrasound. I want to deliver naturally. Can you help me?” asked Melanie. “I’ve been successful in the past, but I never know honestly.” I replied. I did not want to create unreasonable expectations. Melanie was a friend of one of the staff at the office I’m at. She came upon recommendation seeking osteopathic treatment to see if I could help reposition her baby correctly so she could…

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