Anneliese Huntzinger is a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) who specializes in holistic primary care pediatrics and the utilization of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for all ages.
Dr. Huntzinger completed her doctorate at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) in 2018. During this same year, she also became a NAET Associate. She then went on to complete her pediatrics residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH with extra osteopathic training via the Osteopathic Recognition Track in 2021. She became a board-certified pediatrician in 2021.
What is a Doctor of Osteopathy?
- A DO or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fully licensed physician and shares essentially the same medical training as an MD in the United States. A DO has additional training in how to use their hands to diagnose and treat disease. This type of musculoskeletal medicine is termed OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine). Throughout training a DO learns a variety of manual techniques (frequently designated as OMT, or osteopathic manipulative treatment), which help to improve structure/function relationships of the body’s interrelated parts, i.e. bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. Over time by improving structure and function, patients often see improvements in body mechanics and pain.
- A DO is trained to treat the whole person, seeing each patient as a combination of mind, body, and spirit.
- Doctors of Osteopathy believe that the body itself has self-regulating and self-healing properties. The job of your DO is to help your body find health