What Sets Us Apart

Physical Therapy Doctor | Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Specialist Dr. Hennenhoefer treating a patientHow Are We Different?

Patients often ask how our approach differs from bodywork such as chiropractic, massage, etc. While you will receive hands-on treatment at our practice, that is only a part of the visit. The primary purpose is to have your musculoskeletal complaint evaluated and treated by a medical doctor who specializes and is board certified in this system of the body.

This is like seeing a pulmonologist for a lung problem or a cardiologist for a heart problem. Although non-physician bodyworkers, like chiropractors and physical therapists, address muscle and joint complaints, you should always have your condition evaluated by a physician.

The Specialist Difference

All osteopathic physicians train in a variety of manual techniques to address every aspect of the body. These techniques range from joint manipulation to myofascial release and cranial therapy. However, to specialize in the musculoskeletal system requires years of additional training after medical school. This training allows the specialist to determine how to best diagnose and treat your musculoskeletal complaint.

Dr. Hennenhoefer is board certified in the musculoskeletal field. Board certification is the highest standard to which a physician is held in their specialty. It requires years of specialized training, intensive examination, and continuing education related to both medicine as a whole and one’s specialty.

Seeing a board certified specialist in osteopathic musculoskeletal medicine ensures that you are receiving the highest level of care for your condition.

A Package Deal

A musculoskeletal specialist is like having a medical doctor, bodyworker, and physical therapist all in one. This saves you time, visits to multiple clinicians, and ultimately cost.


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