What We Do

It's about Health..... isn't it about Time! ™

At Colorado Osteopathic & Integrative Medicine Associates, we offer a comprehensive approach to your healthcare needs. This includes the following services:

Osteopathic Manipulation

Dr. Still (1828-1917) developed a system of health care which incorporated the use of manual medicine. It is based on the theory that the body is capable of an innate healing ability when in normal structural relationship, when it has favorable environmental conditions and when adequate nutrition is maintained.

The art and science of Osteopathy are based upon the following principles:
The body is a self-regulatory and self-healing mechanism.
Structure governs function.
All body systems are interrelated.

Osteopathic medicine is dedicated to the treatment and healing of the entire patient. It is a science which has, for more than a century, recognized the fact that the body works as one harmonious system with an interdependent relationship between anatomy (structure), physiology (function), mind and spirit. A disturbance in one system can alter the function in any or all other systems.

It's art lies in the application of its diagnosis and treatment. The Osteopath is trained in gentle palpation in order to feel the body's "living anatomy." We learn to palpate (feel) the structural form, tissue texture changes, subtle motions and the flow of fluids within the body. The Osteopath then addresses health problems with a non-invasive medical system known as 
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine or Treatment in order to restore normal function in areas impaired by trauma, chronic illness, or acute health problems. The removal of restricted areas produces free motion that enables the inherent healing systems to work unhindered.

 
 
 
 

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a proven non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for the relief of lower back pain and neck pain. It is an innovative approach for the relief of:

  • Herniated discs

  • Bulging discs

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Posterior facet syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Acute or chronic neck and back pain

IDD Therapy® was developed by a team of back specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedists, physiatrists, osteopaths, neurologists, and physical therapists. It is a safe, painless and comfortable treatment. IDD Therapy® with the Accu-SPINA™ has been tested on thousands of patients in the last six years and found to be 86% successful in relieving lower back pain and neck pain symptoms. IDD Therapy® works by isolating a single disc level and gently separating the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc 5 to 7 millimeters creating negative pressure (or a vacuum) inside the disc. This negative pressure pulls water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. The IDD Therapy® treatment can reduce pressure on the vertebral joints, promote retraction of herniated discs, and encourage self-healing and rehabilitation of damaged discs, thereby relieving the associated neck or low back pain. Twenty to thirty sessions are required to achieve optimal results. However, because the Accu-SPINA™ procedure is non-invasive, most IDD Therapy® patients can carry-on with normal daily activities.

 

Lifestyle Modification

FirstLine Therapy® is a therapeutic lifestyle modification program that can help you improve your health, achieve your health goals, and reduce your health risks.

With FirstLine Therapy®, you'll learn simple things you can do every day to take control of your health such as diet, exercise, stress management, and appropriate nutritional
supplementation.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) are the first, and possibly the most important therapy to treat many chronic health problems. Lifestyle changes are now recommended as the "first line of therapy" for treating chronic illness or reducing the risk of other serious health conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Arthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Overweight/Obesity

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • High blood sugar

  • Alzheimer's disease


Lifestyle choices are also the key to addressing other health concerns and symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Low sex drive

  • Stress-related symptoms

  • Poor memory or lack of mental clarity

  • And many others


Many of these health problems can be reversed or even treated by adopting a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle starts with knowledge - the knowledge to make informed decisions that impact your health every day. With this program, you'll also get easy ways to track your progress, tips for success, reminders, and other support that will help you achieve your goals.

FirstLine Therapy® will help you:

 

Address the underlying cause(s) of common health problems

Take control of your health by providing you with the necessary tools

Live your life in a way that improves your health

Feel good now, and maintain good health for years to come


How is FLT Different?
There are three key reasons that make FirstLine Therapy® (FLT) different than conventional lifestyle programs:

 

1.FLT is about more than just weight loss.

  • FLT can help you lose unhealthy fat while retaining healthy, lean muscle.

  • FLT integrates body composition testing (fat & lean tissue ratios) because being thin doesn't necessarily mean you're healthy.

  • An imbalance in body composition (gaining too much fat or losing too much muscle) can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, altered cholesterol levels, etc.

  • Loss of muscle results in loss of ability to burn calories, which makes it much more difficult to maintain weight loss over time.

  • FLT focuses on lifestyle factors that are the underlying cause of many health problems.

 

2. The FLT eating plan is different.

  • Most diets focus on NOT eating - not eating fat, not eating carbs, or just plain not eating much of anything. With most diets, success is based primarily on will power.

  • The FLT eating plan emphasizes the need to eat, and to eat frequently.

  • The focus is on eating THE RIGHT KIND OF FOODS - the right kind of fat, the right kind of carbohydrates, and the right kind of protein - all in the right portion size.

  • FLT incorporates a low-glycemic-index eating plan based on the latest scientific research that will help you maintain stable blood sugar and energy levels.

  • According to recent studies, low-glycemic diets are more effective than low-fat diets in treating obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

  • People report less hunger and more energy, making it much easier to stick with the program.

 

3. FLT incorporates medical foods and dietary supplements.

  • Using appropriate medical foods and dietary supplements as part of this program can improve the effectiveness of the program for you and help you achieve your health goals.

  • Medical foods are designed to address the unique nutritional needs of patients with specific health concerns.

  • Dietary supplements provide targeted nutritional support for specific functions, such as healthy blood cholesterol or blood sugar levels, joint function and mobility, or healthy hormone metabolism.


FLT has been demonstrated to be effective in controlled clinical trials, while most other diets have not.

Personalizing Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes 

We will personalize your FirstLine Therapy® program based on your individual health concerns. We may also recommend a medical food program to address one or more of your healthcare issues. Each program includes a specific, clinically designed dietary plan to maximize effectiveness of the nutritional support and is designed to fit the way you live: tasty recipes, portable and delicious nutritional support, simple exercise, and reliable outcomes.
 

Let us help you get on the road to better health with a little lifestyle guidance.

FirstLine Therapy® is a registered trademark of Metagenics, Inc.(www.metagenics.com)

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