As a field, osteopathy is a healthcare philosophy that the body is a unit and must be allowed to heal itself. We as physicians can aid in that process, but that even if left alone, the tendency is toward homeostasis and balance. . My approach to this natural process is to assist the structure of the body so that it may heal properly and regain its intended function. I do so by gentle hands-on treatments (OMT) but also by taking a detailed history so that we can identify and modify external influences and stressors that may be contributing to your disease process or injury. We will address the structural abnormalities with a hands-on session, but we will also work together to change habits that are contributing to your pain. In doing so, we attack your medical, physical and emotional problems from every angle giving us the best chance for success.
Dr. Alexis Hugelmeyer, DO is an osteopathic manipulative therapy doctor who practices in Riverhead, NY. She has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Hugelmeyer is affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center.