Integrative Osteopathy & Biofeedback Specialist

Lillian W. Leong, D.O. -  - Integrative Functional Medicine Physician

LL Integrative Life

Lillian W. Leong, D.O.

Integrative Functional Medicine Physician located in Walnut Creek, CA

Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that’s used to assess and address the structural body, and it’s safe for all ages. At LL Integrative Life in Walnut Creek, California, we use this therapy to address imbalances that can be noted in your physical body. We optimize structures that connect to the musculoskeletal system, including the neurovascular and circulatory systems, and may include biofeedback with your therapy. Call our office to make an appointment or schedule your visit online.

Osteopathy & Biofeedback Q & A

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a type of manual medicine that provides care through touch.  Osteopathic doctors are trained in manual therapy in addition to mainstream medicine.  This gentle therapy can benefit people of all ages.

What is the osteopathic philosophy?

The foundation of the osteopathic philosophy is that our bodies are made up of groups of organs that work as an integrated system. Imbalances in the organ groups' function can affect the structure. Imbalances in structure can affect function. Optimizing structure can enhance function and the body's innate healing ability and self-regulation.

When should I consider osteopathy?

Osteopathy can be a complementary way to address many conditions, such as:

  • Detoxification
  • Neck and back pain and spasms
  • Other muscle and joint pains
  • Painful, tight scars
  • Tension headaches
  • Growing pains
  • Pregnancy-induced pubic symphysis dysfunction

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a type of non-drug therapy through which you can learn to control bodily processes that are normally described as involuntary, such as your heart rate. It’s often very effective in helping patients manage chronic pain and may help control your muscle tension, blood pressure, and heart rate.

With biofeedback therapy, patients can exercise the power of the mind and thoughts to control body functions and can improve a health condition or physical performance.