Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

Definition - What does Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) mean?

A doctor of osteopathy (DO) is a medical practitioner that is equivalent is all respects to a medical doctor, but has additional and extensive training and expertise in the human muskuloskeletal system. When it comes to occupational health, A DO can provide the same skills as a medical doctor with the added benefit of extensive knowledge in manual medicine. This makes them a valuable asset in the workplace, particularly when it comes to treating employees who are on workers' compensation insurance. This can help such workers return to work after an injury or disability leave.

WorkplaceTesting explains Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

Osteopathic doctors can work in all areas of medicine, but unlike other medical doctors, they tend to focus on the whole patient when treating and diagnosing illness. They may also incorporate therapies such as spinal manipulation and massage therapy into their treatment.

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