By Jennifer Farnsworth
Dr. Karissa Scarabino, DO, MPH, has opened an office for osteopathic health services in Saratoga Springs.
Osteopathic Health of Saratoga, 28 Clinton St., Suite 3, offers what she describes as osteopathic manipulative medicine with a diagnostic and therapeutic practice of medicine based on wellness.
“I say everyone deserves an osteopath. There’s always something that needs to be treated. The goal of osteopathic medicine is to optimize health by restoring the normal structure and function of the body,” said Scarabino.
Scarabino said osteopathic physicians treat patients by looking at the whole picture before prescribing medical treatment. They use a hands-on approach to identify structural problems and support the body’s natural tendency toward good health and healing.
Scarabino can treat patients with musculoskeletal injuries and sport injuries, in addition long term chronic problems.
“I knew it was my calling to become a doctor. When I learned about osteopathic medicine, I knew this is what I wanted to do,” she said.
“The goal of osteopathic medicine is to optimize health by restoring the normal structure and function of the body,” Scarbino said. “Osteopathic manipulative medicine is a diagnostic and therapeutic practice of medicine that focuses on wellness. Instead of just treating specific symptoms, Osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating you as a whole.