Premier Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Greensburg, PA
The dedicated team at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine was founded by an osteopathically trained, board-certified sports medicine physician, who has been offering non-surgical treatments to the Greensburg area for the last decade. Known as “The Gentle Injector,” he has earned a reputation among patients for delivering joint injections in a way that minimizes pain and discomfort. He has also lectured on a national level about joint injection, and instructed other physicians world-wide on his injection techniques.
We are not like traditional orthopedic practices that take a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, which often rely on steroids and surgical intervention. Patients at our practice will first be given a thorough orthopedic evaluation to determine the nature and severity of the injury.
Then, Dr. DiCesare will determine the best course of treatment using gentle, alternative methods, including osteopathic manipulation. Our practice believes strongly in customized treatment that takes into account each and every patient’s medical history, current lifestyle, and future goals.
Manipulative Treatment for Sprains & Strains throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area
The orthopedic specialists at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine have a keen understanding of how to administer manipulative treatment for all types of soft tissue, muscle and bone injuries.
Some of the conditions our patients seek treatment for include:
- Sports/work injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Forzen shoulder
- Hip pain
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Hamstring injuries
- Calf tears
- Ligament tears
- MCL injuries
- Knee pain
- Patellar tendinitis
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Runners knee
- Acute neck or back pain
- Rotator cuff problems
- Tendinosis or tendon tears
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Trigger fingers
We pride ourselves on treating each and every patient like family, and develop personalized treatment plans based on your individual lifestyle needs, occupational needs, and future health goals. Unlike big box orthopedic practices, we believe in the healing power of regenerative medicine, rather than simply resorting to surgery or steroid injections.
Bone Manipulation Specialist in North Huntingdon & Mount Pleasant, PA
Dr. Jacob DiCesare has been helping patients heal from orthopedic injuries without surgery for the past 10 years. Having come from a high-volume, “one size fits all” practice, he felt that patients deserved a more personalized, compassionate approach to orthopedic care. DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine was born out of his desire to treat each and every patient as if they were family, and offer safe, non-surgical treatment methods for orthopedic pain.
His background in sports medicine makes Dr. DiCesare uniquely equipped to diagnose and treat acute and chronic injuries in patients of all backgrounds. Additionally, his orthopedic background has given him extensive knowledge in the practice of bone manipulation (also known as osteopathic manipulation), offering patients alternatives to surgery, injections, and other invasive methods of treatment.
When you come to our practice, we ensure that you are first given a thorough orthopedic exam, taking into consideration everything from your medical history to your future health-related goals. After assessing the location of and extent of your injuries, we are then able to develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your lifestyle. Book an appointment online at a location near you!
Frequently Asked Question
What Is Osteopathic Manipulation?
Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on technique used by osteopathic doctors (DOs) to diagnose, treat, and prevent certain orthopedic injuries. A patient’s muscles and joints are moved using techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
This technique is commonly used to treat:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries (work injuries)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
What Are The Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulation?
There are a number of important benefits to this type of therapy, including:
- Can treat patients of all ages and backgrounds
- Can replace surgery and drugs
- Promotes healing, not just pain relief
- Enhances overall mobility
Do I Need Osteopathic Manipulation?
Osteopathic manipulation can be incredibly helpful for patients who suffer from a wide variety of musculoskeletal illnesses and injuries. If you are suffering from aches and pains in your muscles or joints, or if you are struggling to manage pain from a chronic or acute injury, we recommend that you make an appointment for an evaluation at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine.
What Can I Expect During A Session?
During an osteopathic manipulation session, the doctor will spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour performing a variety of techniques to manipulate and apply pressure to your soft tissues. Follow-up appointments typically last 15 to 30 minutes.
The techniques used include:
- Soft tissue - Applies deep pressure and rhythmic stretching to the spine.
- Muscle energy - Patient uses their muscles from specific positions while the doctor applies counterforce.
- Thrust - Also known as the “cracking” technique, the doctor will use a high velocity force to restore a joint to its original range of motion.
- Counterstrain - Patient moves away from a specific position where their motion is restricted to a position where they feel more comfortable.
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At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our compassionate team of specialists are dedicated to treating virtually every type of orthopedic illness and injury.
Conditions that we are equipped to diagnose and treat include:
- Muscle, ligament and tendon damage
- Sprains and strain
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
- Frozen shoulder
For all of the above listed conditions, we provide thorough examinations and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. Although we do not perform surgery, we are able to refer a patient to an orthopedic specialist in the event that the injury requires surgical intervention.
The cutting-edge treatments DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine provides include:
- Regenerative medicine (PRP, Prolotherapy)
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Joint Injections (Corticosteroid, Hyaluronic acid, Stem cell)