Hands On Health

Dr. Maria Coffman, D.O.

Osteopathic Physician
Hands On Health · Columbia, MO

I have been a grateful and amazed patient of Dr. Coffman’s for over 10 yrs.  During that time, I have also referred many friends and family members to her.

In the beginning, I had no idea what a D.O. specializing in neuromuscular manipulation was; all I knew was that my children’s pediatrician told me Dr. Coffman had helped a lot with her back pain and might be able to help with mine.  I had been to many doctors and physical therapists to reduce the pain with minimal effect, and figured I had nothing to lose and no other ideas.  Since then, Dr. Coffman has rid me of mid and lower back pain as well as hip pain and eased sitting pain.  Thanks to her, one of my legs is no longer shorter than the other which corrected my gait, my sinuses flow better, and pain in my back after the incessant coughing of one bout of pneumonia is gone.

She helped my teenage daughter avoid unnecessary surgery for what was thought to be scoliosis by treating her and teaching her exercises to balance the strong muscles on her dominant side from competitive swimming with exercises to develop stronger muscles on the nondominant side; by the time we met with the surgeon, he said, “What scoliosis?” since the curvature measured by her pediatrician had disappeared!

Dr. Coffman helped a friend who runs marathons prevent hip pain during marathons by treatment before the races and helped another friend with pain as well as ridding her of bumps on her fingers that had been there for years!

When my brother was immobilized by pain immediately after a fall on his back, her treatment had him up within two days and back to normal construction work.

Dr. Coffman is a caring doctor with remarkable knowledge and skill in her profession.  If you wonder whether she can help you, I strongly recommend that you call and ask.

M.D., Ph.D.