ABOUT DR. BLYSKAL
Stasia Blyskal, D.O., is a graduate of Brown University and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her residency training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) at the premier training program in the U.S., St. Barnabas Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident, and she is board certified in NMM/OMM. Dr. Blyskal has completed hundreds of additional hours of training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, and she has extensive experience treating newborns and children as well as adults. She has also completed the Interprofessional Program in Integrative Healthcare at the Institute for Family Health. Dr. Blyskal serves as Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her interest in osteopathic manual medicine began during her years as a professional modern dancer. Dr. Blyskal's treatments and home exercise recommendations are informed by her study of yoga and Pilates.
ABOUT osteopathic medicine
Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who also receive extensive training in the interrelationship of the body’s structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). DOs who specialize in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine spend years developing their palpatory skills to offer gentle, hands-on treatments to patients of all ages.
what to expect
Dr. Blyskal will take a thorough medical history and perform a general physical exam as well as an osteopathic structural exam. If indicated, she will treat you with osteopathic manual medicine to address restrictions and asymmetries in your alignment that may be causing pain or interfering with nervous, circulatory or organ function. Osteopathic treatments gently balance the relationships between bones, ligaments, muscles and fasciae to promote each patient's innate, self-healing process. Patients typically experience relaxation and subtle shifts in their alignment, either during and/or after the treatment. Dr. Blyskal may also give you stretching and strengthening exercises to help maintain the effects of the treatment. She may make additonal recommendations involving nutrition, supplements, medications, etc.
conditions helped by osteopathic manipulative medicine include:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Dance/Sports injuries
- Shoulder/Hip/Knee pain
- Pre/Post-partum back pain
- Foot pain, Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Arthritis and rheumatologic conditions
- Asthma, Sinusitis
- Newborn plagiocephaly or feeding difficulties