Hands On Health

Dr. Maria Coffman, D.O.

Osteopathic Physician
Hands On Health · Columbia, MO

A few years ago I consulted an allopathic orthopedist about a shoulder with limited range of motion and mild pain.  An MRI showed, according to the orthopedist, “multiple pathologies, including a possible partial rotator cuff tear.”  He recommended arthroscopic surgery, with my right arm immobilized for six weeks.  I consulted Dr. Coffman, who has been my osteopath for more than ten years.  She manipulated my shoulder and other related areas and prescribed a daily exercise that is very much like a yoga sun salutation.  My range of motion has improved and I no longer have chronic pain.

Dr. Coffman has helped me manage shoulder, back, hip and foot issues for years.  My quarterly “tune-ups” always address whatever musculoskeletal problems I have at the time and keep me balanced and fit for weeks.  She is a good listener and has fine, gentle manipulation skills.  I have recommended her practice to many friends and coworkers.