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What to Expect At your Visit

An initial OMM office visit (the first time you're seen at the office) consists of:

  • Filling out and submitting necessary paperwork

  • A discussion regarding medical history, surgical history

  •  A physical exam

  • Osteopathic structural exam

  • If needed, discussion regarding next steps: for example, if further imaging is needed prior to OMT

  • Osteopathic Treatment

  • Additional instructions may be provided and may include what to expect after your visit

A followup OMM office visit (after being evaluated by Dr. Sofka) consists of:

  • A discussion on changes you have (or may not have noticed) after your last visit.

  • A discussion regarding health or medical changes since last visit

  •  A physical exam

  • Osteopathic structural exam

  • If needed, discussion regarding next steps: for example, if further imaging is needed prior to OMT

  • Osteopathic Treatment

  • Additional instructions may be provided

Mission Statement

 

At Desert Sky Osteopathy, our goal is to acknowledge and respect your state of health today. We strive to optimize your body’s own ability to heal itself using osteopathic manipulative treatment. The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a gentle hands-on treatment that is a type of integrative manual medicine that uses your body’s skeletal landmarks to guide where the treatment is most necessary.

 

Common issues we receive referrals for include low back pain, neck pain, migraines and tension headaches, Parkinson's Disease, muscle weakness/deconditioning, respiratory issues such as asthma, GI issues such as constipation, Crohn's or GERD, autoimmune conditions including fibromyalgia and RA, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal and joint pain (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain).

We offer additional expertise in breastfeeding issues, plagiocephaly, athletic performance, injury prevention and recovery, and performing arts including music, dance, and theater.​

 

How often do you leave a doctor’s office not feeling like the unique person you are? Often feeling confused from the amount of instructions, or simply not feeling better after going to the doctor? Dr. Sofka became an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) specialist to get to know her patients, their daily lives, and what they hoped to get out of their OMT visit. OMT is not a substitute for a primary care physician (PCP). This office advises that having a PCP is a requirement to adequate medical care.

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