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Osteopathic Evaluation And Treatment

Osteopathic medicine is a philosophy that emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body, as well as the body's ability to heal itself. Osteopathic physicians are trained in traditional medical practice with the osteopathic philosophy integrated into their learning.  The foundation of osteopathic philosophy embraces the following beliefs:

1.    The body is a unit. An integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit.

2.    The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, having the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.

3.    Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.

4.    Rational therapy is based on consideration of the first three principles.

​Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) is a full-body system of hands-on techniques to alleviate pain, restore function, and promote health and well-being.  Osteopathic practitioners facilitate the healing process, principally by the practice of manual and manipulative therapy.

Craniosacral Osteopathy is the original technique developed by William G. Sutherland, D.O. and was later adapted by John Upledger, D.O. into Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Dr. Mokari is trained in craniosacral osteopathy and utilizes it regularly in his practice. For more information on craniosacral osteopathy and its many applications visit

An osteopathic evaluation will include analysis of posture, gait and range of motion.  Osteopathic physicians use their hands to palpate the bones, joints and soft tissues looking for asymmetry, tenderness and patterns of restriction.  Various osteopathic techniques are then used to help address the abnormal findings.  The types of techniques used will vary based on specific findings and the individual patient.

OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, improve lymphatic flow, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat musculoskeletal problems. However, it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as headaches, sinus disorders, jaw pain, lymphedema and carpal tunnel syndrome.  OMT can also help athletes recover from injury as well as improve range of motion.

After a thorough initial evaluation, Dr. Mokari will formulate an individualized treatment plan that will include stretches, exercises and activity modification.  Follow-up visits may be recommended and will vary from patient to patient.  

For more information on osteopathic medicine please visit the American Osteopathic Association website at