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  • 7 Easy & Effective Hypermobility Exercises

    While there is no cure for hypermobility, exercising is one of the most effective ways to manage it. But when you are living with hypermobile joints, not every exercise works. The hypermobility exercises below aren't only effective but also easy to do, easing your discomforts and empowering you to live a more comfortable and fulfilling life. But before you begin, check in with the Osteohealer™ to ensure the exercises are safe and appropriate for your specific condition. Squat Squats strengthen your core and the muscles of your lower body. How to do it Start in an upright standing position, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and hips into a mini squat position, then straighten your legs and repeat. Ensure your back is straight, and avoid letting your knees bend past your toes. Repeat five times. Plank Planks target your core, lower, and upper body muscles. Regularly performing side planks can strengthen the core muscles, providing better support and stability. How to do it First, lie on your forearms and toes and hold the position. Prevent your back from overarching. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Repeat three times. Hamstring curls Hamstring curls engage your glutes and hamstrings, promoting flexibility in the back of your thighs and reducing the risk of tightness and discomfort. This is a great exercise to improve core strength and lumbar back muscles. How to do it Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Reach towards your toes, keeping your back straight. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat three times. Bird dog The bird dog exercise targets the erector spinae, rectus abdominis, and glutes. It benefits these muscles, allowing for the body's correct movement, control, and stability. How to do it Position yourself on your hands and knees, with knees under your hips and hands tucked under your shoulders. Brace your core and raise your left leg till it aligns with your torso. Simultaneously, kick back your right leg at the opposite angle without arching your lower back. Hold the position for 3 seconds. Repeat with your left leg and right arm. Repeat ten times, alternating sides. Dead bug The dead bug targets core muscles, including the transverse abdominis, rectus abdominis, obliques, and pelvic floor. The exercise enhances core strength and boosts trunk and hip stability. How to do it Start by lying face up with both arms extended towards the ceiling. Extend your legs upward by 90 degrees. Exhale to lower your ribcage, and try to flatten your back onto the floor by rotating your pelvis upwards and exerting pressure on your core. Extend one leg, ensuring it's straight at your hip and knee, and place the opposite arm. Lower the leg without arching your lower back. Repeat with the other leg and the opposite arm. Repeat 20 times. Glute bridge Glute bridges are targeted at the gluteus maximus. This exercise helps to strengthen your core, buttocks, and back muscles. How to do it Lie down facing up with knees bent and arms flat to either side. Lift your butt off the ground by exerting pressure on your core. Hold this position for 5 seconds, and slowly lower your back. Repeat ten times. Pushups Push-ups primarily strengthen the chest, shoulders, and triceps while also engaging the core. How to do it Lie on the floor with your face facing downwards. Strike a plank pose. Slowly push up and down, keeping your body straight and your elbows pointing towards your toes. Repeat ten times. Living with hypermobility? Consult with the Osteohealer™ to feel the healing Hypermobility can be challenging, but it's important to remember that it's also a unique trait. With proper management and exercise, you can learn to live a fulfilling life without letting hypermobility hold you back. The Osteohealer™ will examine you to develop an individualized treatment plan unique to your condition and the severity level. Book an appointment today to feel the healing.

  • Osteohealing in Aging: Promoting Wellness in Later Life

    Aging is inevitable. But while our bodies undergo natural changes that can impact our daily lives, mobility, and overall well-being, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence to persistent pain, stiffness, and diminished quality of life. The Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan DO, can work with you as you age, empowering you to stay active, maintain independence, and enhance overall health. Osteohealing and How It Can Promote Wellness in Later Life The benefits of osteohealing extend beyond addressing mental and emotional health or helping athletes enhance performance; its holistic approach is equally advantageous for older people. As we get older, the body becomes prone to osteoporosis, arthritis, reduced mobility, migraines, chronic pain, loss of balance, and other issues. Osteopathy incorporates osteopathic manipulation and other techniques that can trigger the body’s natural healing ability; relieving pain, fighting ailments, and enhancing general body wellness for successful aging. Pain Management With pain more common among the older population, it has somewhat become expected for older people to live with back pain, joint pain, and others. However, no one should have to deal with pain or live on painkillers. The Osteohealer™ can use osteopathic techniques to address the root cause of pain. Enhanced Mobility It’s natural for the joints to lose some lubrication with age. The body becomes less flexible and stiffer, reducing mobility and affecting daily activities, such as cooking and cleaning. The Osteohealer™ can increase the joint’s range of motion and stretch tight muscles. You feel looser and regain flexibility, enabling you to move more confidently and stay active in your golden years. Improved Sleep Pain and stress can hamper the ability to get quality sleep, especially in the older population. This can, in turn, result in other health issues. In addition to reducing pain and relieving tension, Osteohealing’s restorative and calming effect makes sleeping and staying asleep much easier. With better sleep, the body and mind recuperate, allowing you to age well. Connect With the Osteohealer™ Today to Feel the Healing With osteohealing, you don’t have to dread getting older. Whether you are approaching or already in your senior years, the Osteohealer™ can work with you to fight the effects of aging, helping you stay active and independent and enhancing your quality of life. Book an appointment today.

  • The Role of Osteopathy in Pain Management

    Pain is a widespread condition in the United States. According to research, more than 20% of Americans experience chronic pain, enduring its disruptive impact on their daily lives. Suffering from foot & ankle-related pain, neck pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypermobility, back pain, or just don't feel right? The Osteohealer™ can address the issue from its root, helping you find relief and restoring your quality of life. Read on to find out the profound role osteopathy plays in pain management. What Is Osteopathy? Osteopathy takes a different approach from the conventional medicine most people know. Rather than focusing on symptoms, osteopathy is "whole-person," taking your entire body into consideration and not just the pain site. This approach helps detect the root cause, enabling you to find lasting relief from pain. Osteopathy is practiced by highly skilled and licensed professionals called Osteopathic Doctors, who undergo the same rigorous training as MDs. With additional training on the musculoskeletal system, osteopaths can relieve pain and treat other conditions other than using drugs and surgery. The Role of Osteopathy in Pain Management Holistic Pain Management Have you taken painkillers only for the pain to resume in full force after the medication wore off? That's the opposite of how osteopathy works. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on the symptom, osteopathy recognizes that pain results from imbalances in the system. Thus, the Osteohealer™ will seek to find and address the root cause of the pain. Personalized Treatment Pains and their root cause vary from individual to individual. For example, the cause of patient A's lower back pain is more likely different from patient B's. Rather than prescribing the same pain medication for both patients, osteopaths look at their body systems and recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and healthier diets that suit their unique needs. Hand-On Techniques Osteopathy features methods such as osteopathic manipulation, which involves the skilled manipulation of the musculoskeletal system using the hands. The Osteohealer™ will use techniques such as massage, counterstrain, and high/low-velocity thrust to move the muscles and joints to find abnormalities, restore joint mobility, promote blood flow, and alleviate muscle tension. These methods not only eliminate pain but also help you return to optimal body function. Treatment of the Underlying Issue More often than not, pain is a symptom of an underlying issue and should be treated as such. For example, the Osteohealer™ addresses pain from overuse injuries in athletes differently from pain in those who work all day sitting in front of computers. Whether you're an athlete looking to beat pain and enhance performance or a nine-to-fiver fed up with pain drugs, the Osteohealer™ can identify underlying factors and help you achieve lasting relief. Don't Get Hooked on Painkillers for Life. Book an Appointment Today to Feel the Healing If you are suffering from any pain, from acute and subacute to chronic, relief is here. Osteopathy can help you regain control of your life, so you can enjoy every single moment. Whether you are an athlete, artiste, businessman, or work from 9-5, book an appointment with the Osteohealer™ today to feel the healing.

  • Osteopathy for Athletes: Enhancing Performance and Preventing Injuries

    As an athlete, you undergo the stresses of training and partake in intense competitions, pushing your body to its limit. As a result, it can be a real challenge and almost impossible to avoid aches, pains, and injuries. That's where osteopathy comes in. Rather than rely on traditional medicine and treatments to relieve pain and treat injuries, athletes are turning to osteopathy to prevent injuries and achieve peak performance. How can the Osteohealer™ help you enhance performance and stay injury-free? Let's explore that in this post, but first: What Is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a holistic form of medicine that leverages the interconnectedness between the musculoskeletal system and other body systems to provide healing. That means the Osteohealer™ will take your entire body into consideration before commencing the appropriate treatment. To reduce pain and trigger the body's natural healing process, osteopathic doctors use techniques like osteopathic manipulation, soft tissue massage, and joint mobilization. Osteopathy is also non-invasive, allowing you to find relief from pain and other conditions without surgery. Athletic Benefits of Osteopathy for Enhanced Performance and Injury Prevention Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion Osteopathy enables you to move more freely and with greater ease. Osteopathic treatments free up restricted muscles and joints, improving flexibility and giving you a greater range of motion than was previously possible. Reduces Fatigue and Allows for Quicker Recovery Aches, soreness, pains, and fatigue are part of athletes' lives, with their performance and career often depending on how fast they recover. Osteopathy reduces recovery time by improving circulation and promoting tissue restoration, enabling you to get back on the road quicker. Personalized Care Every athlete's body is unique, and the requirements of sports differ from one sport to another. Recognizing these, the Osteohealer™ can assess your biomechanics, medical history, demands of your chosen sport, and individual goals to develop a customized treatment plan for enhanced performance. Treats Imbalances Osteopathic treatment involves assessing your body to detect muscular imbalances or weaknesses. The osteohealer™ can locate these areas of tension or stiffness, correcting them before they progress into injuries. Promotes Proper Body Mechanics Poor body mechanics and alignment do not just cause pain; they negatively impact athletic performance. Osteopaths employ techniques and develop exercises to help you maintain proper body posture and movement patterns. Therefore, reducing strain, minimizing joint discomfort, and enabling you to train harder and compete at your best. Prevention and Management of Overuse Injuries The overuse of certain parts of the body often results in overuse injuries. The osteohealer™ can recommend customized exercise programs that target and strengthen muscles to support these areas, enhancing resilience, reducing inflammation, and minimizing the risks of further injury. Connect With the Osteohealer™ to Beat Pain and Enhance Performance If you are an athlete looking to reduce pain and stay at the top of your game, schedule an appointment today. The highly experienced osteohealer™ will personally work with you to develop a treatment program that relieves pain and brings out the best in you. Feel the healing!

  • What is Hypermobility?

    If your joints seem to be acting out of line and you’ve been diagnosed with or think you may have hypermobility, you’re in the right place. This article will help you understand what hypermobility is, its symptoms, and available treatment options. But before we dive in, you should understand that hypermobility is not as strange or uncommon as you might think. It is believed that as much as 3% of the general population have it. By taking the right steps for treatment, such as visiting an osteopath, you can efficiently manage the condition. What is Hypermobility? Hypermobility is a disorder that involves an unusually excessive range of movement in the joints. When you can move your joint more than most people normally can, it is called hypermobility. While it can be seen as a positive attribute in sports, hypermobility can cause pain, sprain, dislocation, fatigue, and injuries to ligaments. Identifying the Symptoms The symptoms of hypermobility can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience joint pain, especially after physical activity or prolonged periods of sitting or standing. Others may have joint instability, making them prone to frequent dislocations or subluxations. Fatigue, muscle stiffness, and difficulty maintaining proper posture are also common complaints among those with hypermobility. The Importance of Early Diagnosis Early diagnosis plays a crucial role in managing hypermobility effectively. If left undiagnosed and untreated, hypermobility can lead to long-term complications, including chronic pain, joint damage, and reduced quality of life. You can ensure prompt intervention and preventive measures by recognizing the symptoms and seeking professional help. Treatment Options Osteopathic medicine is a recommended and most effective approach that addresses hypermobility and the accompanying indications. Osteopathy blends comprehensive and natural therapies customized according to your specific necessities. Some of the osteopathic treatment techniques to deal with hypermobility include: Physical Therapy Hypermobility can be treated through physical therapy. Here, your osteopath will guide you through targeted exercises to strengthen the muscles around your joints, improve stability, and reduce pain. Osteopaths can also treat hypermobile patients with an emphasis on encouraging core strength development and better muscle and joint stability via exercise such as pilates. Joint Protection Techniques Learning to protect your joints and adopt proper body mechanics is essential in managing hypermobility. Your osteopath will provide practical strategies to minimize joint stress and prevent injuries. Pain Management Your osteopath will work with you to develop a pain management plan involving medication, heat or cold therapy, and other non-invasive techniques to alleviate discomfort. Bracing or Splinting In some cases, bracing or splinting may be recommended to provide additional support and stability to hypermobile joints, allowing them to heal and function optimally. Education and Lifestyle Modifications Education is a powerful tool for managing hypermobility. Your osteopath will empower you with knowledge about the condition to help you make lifestyle modifications, teaching you self-care techniques to help you better navigate your daily life. Connect with the Osteohealer™ to Take Control of Your Health Living with hypermobility can be challenging, but you can take steps toward a better future with the right treatment and support. The Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan DO, will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, so you can find relief and improve your quality of life. Feel the healing today!

  • Back Pain: Why a Preventive Approach Is Better and What To Do If You Already Have It

    Back pain is a highly problematic ailment that affects all individuals. While it's often due to injury or bad posture, aging is often a leading cause. In fact, back pain causes about 5 million people to go for medical consultations annually, and one in five people will suffer back pain at some point in their life. This post will show you why a preventive approach is better and why you should see an osteopath if you are already experiencing back pain. Causes of Back Pain In most cases, back pain starts out slowly as a mild ache due to poor posture, injury, or aging, resulting in reduced mobility and, subsequently, chronic pain. Some of the causes of back pain include muscular strain, which results from lifting heavy objects, poor posture, and sudden sharp movements. Also, when bulging or herniated discs press upon the spinal nerves, it can cause pain and discomfort. Another cause of back pain is degenerative disc disease due to aging, as dehydrated discs result in increased pain and reduced shock absorption. Back pain can also result from osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure Research has shown that surgery isn't the best solution for fixing back pain. Instead, prevention is preferable to treating it after it occurs. Some of the ways to prevent back pain include being conscious of your posture while standing, sitting, and lifting. Also, lift heavy objects with your legs, not your back. Furthermore, maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent strain on your back. Exercises to Help You Stay Pain-Free One of the most effective ways to prevent back pain is to engage yourself in exercise. Some exercises to practice include: Shoulder Rolls: Breathe in, and roll your shoulders down and back while inhaling. Then, breathe out while rolling your shoulders upwards. You can repeat this exercise five times. Planks: This exercise can improve your posture and support your spine. Bridges: Bridges strengthen the glutes and are great for lower back pain and overall body stability. Cat-Cow Stretch: This stretch is a yoga pose that helps to strengthen and stretch back muscles. Chest Stretch - Hold a resistance band in a wide grasp above your head. Then, move your arms backward and stretch the front part of your chest. Maintain this position for 20 seconds. Do You Already Have Back Pain? Connect With the Osteohealer™ Today to Feel the Healing If you're already suffering from back pain, don’t worry - the Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan, can help you identify the cause of the pain, provide osteopathic manipulation and other techniques to alleviate the discomfort, and recommend exercises and stretches to prevent future occurrences. Schedule an appointment today to feel the healing.

  • How Regular Physical Activity and Strength Training Can Help You Reduce Knee Pain

    Knee pain, whether from poor-healed injuries, aging, or other causes, can be disruptive. It can prevent you from carrying out some day-to-day activities, significantly impacting your quality of life. While some people are quick to opt for surgeries when they feel severe knee pain, you may be surprised to learn that regular exercises and strength training, which are crucial components of osteopathic care, are effective methods of getting rid of knee pain. Understand Knee Anatomy Understanding a thing or two about your knees and how they work is essential. The knees are a big joint in your leg that connect the muscles and bones in your thigh to the muscles and bones in your lower leg. The joint comprises tough, fibrous tissue known as ligaments and cartilage. The muscles of the thighs and lower legs are responsible for all rotating movements in your knee. On the other hand, the cartilage in the mid-joint helps to keep balance when you're standing straight up. Feeling knee pain when standing straight up is often a result of injuries to cartilage, such as a meniscus tear or ACL. If you feel pain while flexing your knees, it may often be because the surrounding muscles and bones aren't strong enough for that range of motion. This is where exercises and physical activity come in. Stay Active Many believe that avoiding physical activity is key when managing knee pain. That is not true. On the contrary, exercising and staying active are one the best ways to reduce knee pain. However, it’s essential to do only exercises that are within your pain tolerance so as not to worsen your condition. For instance, if running is too painful, you can walk short distances or even swim. Identifying an exercise that works for you helps keep your knee healthy and pain-free. Also, if you can withstand a high level of pain, do not go straight into rigorous training without warm-ups to prevent exacerbating the pain. The Impact of Other Body Parts The knee is the biggest joint in the body, so you must manage the load, stress, and pressure that you apply on it, not just during physical activity but also from other parts of the body. For instance, hip issues can lead to poor knee alignment and, subsequently, knee pain. Also, poor balance from prolonged ankle injury can result in knee pain. In such instances, you should contact a professional for further examination on how to deal with the pain. Running Isn’t Bad for Your Knees It’s a myth that running can damage your knee. In fact, the opposite is the case. Running has been shown to have beneficial effects on knee pain, including arthritis. Not only that, a lot of studies show that runners have a lower risk of developing knee issues. Your Knee Pain Shouldn’t Hold You Back from Living an Active, Healthy Lifestyle Do you have knee pain that has defied remedy or is impacting your ability to enjoy life? The Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan, can diagnose the cause and recommend a variety of activities that can reduce the knee pain and help you take back control of your life. Book a consultation today to feel the healing.

  • 5 Reasons to Consider Osteopathic Care for Hypermobility

    Living with hypermobility can be challenging, with even the simplest tasks difficult to accomplish. If you are tired of dealing with sprains and strains, joint pain, muscle stiffness, fatigue, poor balance, dislocations, and other unpleasant symptoms of hypermobility, know that you are not alone. With osteopathic care, you can find the relief you deserve from pain and discomfort, have much-reduced bad days, and get a genuine chance at living a happy life. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider osteopathic care for your hypermobility. It Is a Holistic Approach to Treating Hypermobility Rather than focusing on the symptoms or a particular area, osteopathic care works by considering your lifestyle and every aspect of your health, including the physical, mental, and emotional. This approach acknowledges that individuals are different and puts you at the center of your own care. As a result, osteopathic care is more comprehensive and offers you a better chance of recovery. Osteopathic Care Is Safer and Non-Invasive The orthodox approach to managing hypermobility involves surgery and the use of hydrocodone, tramadol, embeda, oramorph, co-codamol, and various combinations of drugs that could do your body more harm than good. Rather than putting you on a string of painkillers that you could be hooked on for life with little relief, osteopathic doctors treat hypermobility using osteopathic care, which involves soft tissue massage and other non-invasive techniques that triggers your body’s natural healing ability and restores balance within your body’s musculoskeletal system. Helps Prevent Future Injuries For most people, hypermobility means going through life with endless pains and injuries and wondering if they will ever get better. It doesn’t have to be the case with you. The New York City Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan, can work with you to develop an osteopathic care plan that prevents or minimizes future problems. This plan may involve daily exercises that help you build core muscle strength, increase joint stability, and improve your overall wellbeing. Osteopathic Care is Hands-On and Personalized Osteopathic care involves hands-on techniques such as massage and manipulation, which can be effective in relieving you from stiffness, tension, pains, and discomforts associated with hypermobility. In addition, osteopathic care is highly individualized as the osteopath doctor takes the time to understand your lifestyle and body to determine the best course of treatment that works for you. Osteopathic Care Makes You Feel Understood As a hypermobility patient who has been through a lot physically, mentally, and emotionally, you need a treatment option built on an understanding of your condition and consideration of your overall wellbeing. Osteopathic care takes into account your mental and emotional health, making you feel understood in a way that orthodox treatment cannot. The Osteohealer™, Dr. George Cheriyan, will discuss with you compassionately, listen to your concerns, and develop a treatment plan customized just for you. You’ll come out of your appointment feeling positive and confident about your treatment and future. Hypermobility Can be Challenging to Live With. But You Don’t Have to Go It Alone. Connect With the Osteohealer™ to Feel the Healing Today. Hypermobility can be a challenging and complex condition to live with. But you don’t have to go it alone. Whether you’re struggling with back pain, ankle pain, spasm, muscle stiffness, fatigue, or other hypermobility symptoms, Osteohealer™ George Cheriyan will support you on the healing journey, help alleviate your symptoms, and improve your overall quality of life. Book an appointment today to feel the healing.

  • What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?

    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of rare disorders that weakens your body’s connective tissue. This condition is inherited and affects your skin, joints, blood vessels, bones, muscles, and other organs and tissues. The symptoms can begin at any age but typically develop in early childhood. This post will examine the cause and types of EDS, including the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome vascular, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and genetics, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome criteria, life expectancy, and treatment. Causes of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome EDS is caused when a gene responsible for producing a protein that adds flexibility and strength to your body’s connective tissues is faulty. This protein is called collagen. Thanks to this Ehlers-Danlos syndrome gene, your body does not produce enough collagen or produces weak collagen. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is genetic, which means if one of your parents has it, there’s a 50% chance you’ll have it too. In some types of EDS, you can only inherit it from both parents, and there’s a 25% chance of you having the condition. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Vascular and Other Types There are 13 types of EDS, all classified according to their features and where the symptoms appear on the body. The most common type of EDS is Ehlers-Danlos hypermobility, with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome vascular, considered the most serious. Other types include classical EDS and the rare Kyphoscoliotic EDS, arthrochalasia EDS, and dermatosparaxis EDS. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Criteria Ehlers-Danlos syndrome criteria are used in making a diagnosis of EDS. Each of the types of EDS has a set of criteria; the presence of major and minor criteria along with the symptoms you have will help confirm the presence and type of EDS you have. Molecular testing is required in some types such as vascular EDS to confirm a diagnosis. Some hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) criteria include: Generalized joint hypermobility Positive family history Musculoskeletal complications In Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome vascular, the criteria for making a diagnosis include: Family history Arterial rupture or dissection at a young age Perforation of the colon in the absence of some disease Rupture of the uterine during pregnancy (third trimester) Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Life Expectancy The life expectancy of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome patients depends on the specific type of EDS they have. Some individuals have severe symptoms restricting their everyday activities, while others have only minimal symptoms. The frequency of complications also differs. While those with common EDS usually have a normal lifespan, others with severe EDS have severely diminished life expectancy. For example, people with vascular EDS have a life expectancy of around 48 years. Treating Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Although EDS is a common and complex disorder, it currently has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing the symptoms and preventing complications. People living with EDS also benefit from receiving care and support from different healthcare professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, cognitive behavioral therapists, and others. Can an Osteopathic Doctor Help Manage EDS Symptoms? Yes, thankfully, Osteopathic doctors (DOs) are able to help treat EDS. DOs who are skilled in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome treatment methods can make a difference in helping with the pain that accompanies undiagnosed, untreated EDS. As an Osteopathic specialist, I've helped countless individuals achieve their pain management goals through proper diagnosis and treatments, and I can help you too. Looking to function optimally and prevent EDS from standing in the way of a fulfilled and happy life? Schedule an appointment with Osteohealer™ George Cheriyan today to feel the healing.

  • NYC Osteopathy: What to Know, Benefits, and How to Find an Osteopath

    If you reside in NYC and have body pains, such as foot and ankle-related pains, an NYC osteopathy specialist is just what you need. Body pains can be very troubling and depressing, especially if you’ve used several drugs to little or no avail in your bid to treat them. Doctors of osteopathic medicine, like me, are licensed to prescribe medications, perform surgery, diagnose illness, and treat injuries using manipulative techniques, completely healing you of pain. What Are Osteopaths in NYC? An osteopath or an osteopathic physician is a licensed physician and an expert at detecting, treating, and preventing health challenges by moving, massaging, and stretching your muscles and joints. This practice is known as osteopathy. To practice osteopathy in NYC, one must have a license. As such, osteopaths in NYC meet strict licensing requirements and are certified by the New York State Medical License Board to practice anywhere in New York, including NYC. How to Know When You Need an Osteopath in NYC Most people who see an osteopath most likely do so to get help relating to pain in the muscles, bones, and joints. So if you are experiencing pain in any part of your body, an osteopath may be able to help diagnose the cause of the pain and recommend treatment options. Also, If you have limited mobility or range of motion in a joint, you should visit an osteopath in NYC to help improve your flexibility and function. As an Osteo Healer, I can also help identify and address any underlying issues If you have poor posture or experience frequent tension headaches or back pain. See the full list of conditions I can diagnose and treat. Benefits of Osteopathy Do you reside in New York City, experiencing pain and needing help? Here are some reasons you need to opt for an NYC osteopathy doctor. Pain Reduction Without the Side Effects of Medications Osteopaths try to avoid using medications when alternative therapy techniques have proven to be effective in letting the body heal and relieving pain from the source of this pain. Osteopaths in NYC are highly recommended for anything pain-related due to their expertise in the field. When visiting Osteopaths in NYC, be rest assured that you are in great hands. They Focus on the Whole Body NYC osteopathy professionals can look for signs of distress throughout the body. This is an essential step because this process can lead to early detection of impending danger and illness and can easily be treated. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, stretching, gentle pressure or stretching, and massage to improve the mobility of joints and relieve muscle tension. Finding an NYC Osteopathy Doctor Looking for an NYC Osteopathy doctor? There are a number of options available to you. You can start by searching for DOs online or asking your primary care doctor or another healthcare provider for recommendations. Another alternative is to contact local hospitals or clinics to see if they have any DOs on staff. But you need not go through all these hassles. As one of the leading Osteopaths in NYC, I can help you find relief from pain and other disorders, and activate your body's natural healing processes using techniques honed over the years. When you schedule a consultation, I’ll discuss with you to assess your needs and create a treatment plan customized for you. It’s why many call me an “Osteo Healer.” Feel the healing today!

  • Osteopath vs Chiropractor

    Osteopath vs chiropractor - are they similar or different? If you’re suffering from back pain, foot and ankle-related pain, or other bodily discomforts, you’re probably researching other options, especially when prescription drugs and pain-relief ointments aren’t working. During your search, you’ve found out that both a chiropractor and an osteopath in Garden city or Manhattan may be able to help. So what is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor? Which of them should you visit? Let’s dive in! What is an Osteopathic Doctor? An osteo healer prevents, diagnoses, and treats illness using hands-on techniques such as osteopathic manipulation to help the body heal itself, resulting in reduced pain, enhanced circulation of body fluids, improved mobility, and restored body functions. Unlike medical doctors, osteo healers like Dr. George Cheriyan use a whole-body approach to ensure sound health in the body and mind. They believe that the bones, muscles, tissue, and ligaments work together. See more details on what an osteopathic doctor is. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor believes that spinal and joint misalignment affects your nerves and causes pain. They make spinal adjustments to improve the patient’s health and body functions. Like osteo healers, chiropractors also focus on the whole body as a single unit. Osteopath vs Chiropractor - Are There Similarities? Before examining the differences between an osteopath and a chiropractor, let me point out a few similarities. Both osteopaths and chiropractors adopt a whole-body approach. They believe in the body’s ability to heal itself. So if you complain of sharp pain from the foot, for example, both practitioners will expand treatment to other parts of the body to resolve the underlying ailment. Differences Between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor Education and Training Requirements Only two doctors are licensed to practice in all 50 states - osteopathic doctors and medical doctors. Osteo healers and medical doctors receive similar training. They attend four years of medical school, complete internships and residencies, and specialize in various medical fields. For example, osteo healers can perform surgery and prescribe medications. On the other hand, chiropractors are not doctors. While they receive training and hold a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, they cannot perform surgery and prescribe drugs to patients. Method of Treatment A chiropractor mainly focuses on the back and spine and uses adjustments to correct misalignment. They believe that if the spine is aligned correctly, the body should be able to heal itself. On the contrary, an osteo healer adopts a more holistic approach by focusing on the whole body. They focus on the prevention and well-being of the mind, body, and spirit and use several techniques and treatment options that involve the whole body to treat patients, not just the spine. An osteo healer can also make lifestyle recommendations, including the diet you should be taking. Diagnosis Another osteopath vs chiropractor difference is in diagnosis. Chiropractors use X-rays to see how the spine is aligned. On the contrary, an osteo healer will ask about your medical history to understand your general health and perform a physical examination of your body. Should I Visit an Osteopath or a Chiropractor? The answer depends on the type of pain you’re experiencing and the healing you want. For instance, if the pain is in your back and spine, you may want to see a chiropractor. However, if you’re experiencing pain in other parts of the body or if the pain is linked to a more complex health issue, there’s no point in visiting a chiropractor. An osteo healer will be the best for you. If you’re unsure, you can discuss with both specialists and see which one has the better treatment solution to your problem. Now that you understand the osteopath vs chiropractor differences and similarities, start by scheduling an appointment with an osteo healer. Feel the healing today!

  • Foot & Ankle-Related Pain

    Whether it's a sharp pain from foot, pain on ankles, throbbing foot pain, shooting pain in the ankle, or stabbing foot pain on the side, foot and ankle-related pain can be very limiting. It restrains you from certain activities and significantly impacts your quality of life. Maybe you've even resigned yourself to their presence, like a permanent feature to be managed with everyday doses of painkillers. But shooting pain in the ankle, sharp pain from foot, pain on ankles, throbbing foot pain, or other foot and ankle-related pain shouldn't be a part of you. An osteo healer can put an end to them using osteopathic manipulation, helping you gain back your life. Why Do I Have Foot and Ankle-Related Pain? Foot and ankle-related pain is not an 'old people's ailment. It can occur at any age and can especially affect you if you are a sportsperson, runner, walker, or spend a significant amount of your day standing. Causes or triggers of foot and ankle-related pain like stabbing pain on the side, shooting pain in the ankle, throbbing foot pain, pain on ankles, and sharp pain from foot include: Unsupportive or constricting footwear High-impact such as falls and accidents Work and other activities that require you to be on your feet for long Basketball, football, netball, and other sporting activities that involve twisting, turning, and sudden, fast changes in directions Frequently running, walking, and standing on hard and uneven surfaces. Common conditions associated with foot and ankle pain include: Plantar fasciitis Morton's Neuroma Osteoarthritis - wear and tear of particular joints Sprained ankle Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy Metatarsalgia- pain in the forefoot Dislocated ankle Recurrent acute inflammatory arthritis Can an Osteo Healer Help With My Foot and Ankle-Related Pain? Yes. An osteo healer can help with your foot and ankle-related pain. Here at New York Osteopathic Medicine, in the safe and experienced hands of Dr. George Cheriyan, we'll first determine the cause of your foot and ankle-related pain. Our osteo healer will ask you questions about the onset of the pain and previous history. We'll then examine your ankle, knee, hip, posture, and spine in relation to the rest of your body to find every structure contributing to your pain. What follows is the formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to you. Treatment may include soft and deep tissue work, muscle contraction and relaxation techniques, joint manipulation, and other techniques to ease your ankle and foot pain, restore mobility, and relieve pain. We may also prescribe exercises, stretches, and lifestyle changes to enhance strength, improve stability, and loosen your foot and ankle. Orthotics or other supportive aids can be recommended if necessary. Feel the Healing. Become Pain-Free. Experiencing pain on ankles, throbbing foot pain, sharp pain from foot, stabbing foot pain on the side, shooting pain in the ankle, or other foot and ankle-related pain? You don't have to live with pain, fresh or recurrent. Take the step to end the suffering for good by booking an appointment now.

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