Osteopathy is an approach to health that works with the body’s natural capacity to correct, balance and heal itself. The key principles of osteopathy are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. Osteopathic treatment assists the body in freeing restrictions in movement, minimizing stress, allowing greater mobility and providing the body with an opportunity to heal itself.
You will find Dr. McPeek’s style of Osteopathic Manual medicine is a gentle form of hands-on treatment. She does not use physical therapy machines or assistants to administer any part of the treatment.
Freedom of movement is the basis of health. The type of Osteopathy Dr. McPeek practices is a dynamic way to work with your innate potential for change, movement and healing.
Dr. McPeek works with her patients towards healing the whole person. Prevention is an integral part of her philosophy. Good health requires a commitment from the patient to participate in the healing process. Osteopathic medicine supports your body’s healing ability. You must be willing to become aware of the potential for healing and change in the many forms in which it may present itself to you. Dr. McPeek sees her role in this as a facilitator, teacher and guide in the education and evolution of the body, mind, heart and spirit.