Dr. West fully embraces the osteopathic philosophy, which is to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is used to facilitate the integration of structural and functional elements and their coordination for complex human movements and behavior. The techniques focus on removing mechanical hindrances, allowing the body to realize its health potential. Muscle energy, strain-counterstrain, cranial osteopathy, balanced ligamentous tension and myofascial release are among some of the many different techniques he employs in his practice. As a physician, Dr. Wests goal is to help patients in all age groups overcome the obstacles that prevent them from fully participating in their life.
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Residency: Pikeville Medical Center, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Academy of Osteopathy; American Osteopathic Association
Dr. West has a variety of interests, including yoga, cooking, hiking, biking and spending time with his dog.