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Osteopathy Information

Osteopaths subscribe to the idea that a person’s health is reflected in the body’s structure. The focus of an osteopathic treatment is to restore balance to the body’s motion and tissues, which will allow the inherent healing mechanisms to perform at their best. An osteopath is trained to palpate (feel) subtle changes in a person’s living anatomy that limit these healing mechanisms. It is this fine sense of palpation that makes the osteopath uniquely qualified to perform manual diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions Treated

Since the focus is in restoring the body’s healing capacity, virtually any condition may be improved by osteopathic treatment of a patient. Specific examples include:

Somatic pain: Back pain, Joint Pain, Sciatica, Headache,

Traumatic Injury, Fibromyalgia

Respiratory: Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis

Dr. Shapiro treats hundreds of patients with the goal of helping them become quickly pain free.


Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) are fully licensed physician as are M.D.s. Both receive equivalent training in the use of medication and surgery. They share the same rights and privileges. The main difference in training is the additional instruction that D.O.s receive in osteopathic principles and practice.

Howard M. Shapiro Medical Associates, P.C.
14 E 60th St, Suite 700
Upper East Side of Manhattan

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-243-1733
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