“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD
The osteopathic philosophy of medicine sees unity in all systems of the body. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, who pioneered the concept of “wellness” in the United States and recognized the importance of treating within the context of the whole body.
Analyze how your body systems work together
Identify factors affecting your health
Address underlying causes of disease
Put a plan to achieve YOUR optimal state of wellness.
when you treat body structures you regain and maintain function.
What is Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)
includes a variety of hands-on techniques to treat body structures to regain and maintain function. OMT can be used to treat a wide range of issues involving the interconnected networks of nerves, muscles, bones, soft tissues, vessels and lymphatics. These modalities are especially effective for pain, acute injury, tension headaches, nerve impingements such as carpal tunnel syndrome, acute states of illness such as sinusitis, and for prenatal and postnatal changes in the body.
OMT is gentle and effective for newborns, infants, and children for issues such as birth trauma, plagiocephaly, asthma, upper respiratory infections, reflux, colic, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and for prevention in healthy children
What is Craniosacral therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique to help rebalance the nervous system. With light touch, a trained osteopath is able to feel the subtle movement of cranial bones and pulse-like rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid movement, known as the primary respiratory mechanism. Just as our lungs breath and our blood pumps through our vessels to transport oxygen and nutrients to every cell, our cerebrospinal fluid bathes our brain and spinal cord, nourishing the tissues and offering protection from outside forces. Stresses on the body such as trauma and illness can create restrictions in this normal movement and compromise function even long after the insult has resolved. It’s helpful in treating headaches and migraines, traumatic brain injury, TMJ, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, stress, and anxiety. It calms the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and activates the parasympathetic (“rest, digest, and heal”) nervous system. This lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels and creates an environment for healin
What can I expect from my appointment?
Unlike your typical doctor, Dr. Naylor will spend 60-90 minutes with you during your initial visit, delving into your story to uncover factors that may be limiting your health. She will partner with you to create a personalized plan for nutrition, movement, relaxation, sleep, and emotional and spiritual fulfillment, in addition to recommendations for routine and specialized testing and targeted supplementation.
How are you different?
You are unlike any other person, and just the same, your healing journey is unique to you. With Dr. Naylor, you won’t be treated like a body part or a set of lab results. Her mission is to make you feel heard and cared for as a whole person – body, mind, spirit, and community!
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– Mary J. (HEALTHGRADES)
“I have been a patient of Dr. Naylor for several years. She is a wonderful doctor!.. She found the problem for my daughter’s pain, which no other doctor was able to do in a year. Highly recommended!”
–Su I. (YELP)
“My visits to Dr. Naylor have always been great! She has always taken her time and listens to my concerns!”
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