Dr. Still did not claim to have invented Osteopathy, but merely to have discovered it—a truth “as old as the cranium (skull) itself.” He believed that although the tendency in the patient’s body was always to get well—that it contained within it all the necessary mechanisms for defense and repair in the event of a traumatic, toxic, or infectious insult—that such an insult to the structure of the body would impair its ability to function and exert an abnormal influence on the patient as a whole. As a result, he further emphasized the importance of treating the patient with the hands—a practice that although lost to modern day physicians, has a long history and it's roots in the origins of medicine—to restore structural mobility and flexibility, so that the forces within the patient would once again be free to manifest the inherent healing process.
Doctors of osteopathy (D.O.s) who still utilize the hands-on approach that Dr. Still created are rare today—probably less than 500 of the 90,000+ Osteopaths in practice today—and employ gentle techniques to skillfully restore structural integrity to a body once it has become deranged. As a result, health is able to express itself more fully, promoting the resolution of pain and illness, and preventing disease. These principles, espoused over 125 years ago yet still valid today, created the foundation of a science of medicine with a truly different perspective. As Dr. Still said,
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Dr. Still’s intense study of human anatomy along with his belief in the unity of body, mind, and spirit, and in the “power of Nature to cure,” were the seeds of what eventually grew into the science he called Osteopathy.
Dr. Joseph H. Tieri is an osteopathic physician and specialist in the holistic hands-on healing practice of osteopathic manipulation, specializing in cranial osteopathy. He has been in private practice for more than twenty years, and has treated thousands of adults and children suffering from a variety of ailments. Dr. Tieri is owner and partner of the Stone Ridge Healing Arts Center in Stone Ridge, NY, which currently hosts nineteen practitioners offering fourteen different healing modalities.
Dr. Tieri is also a professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY., teaching the art of hands-on osteopathy to the next generation of medical physicians.
Osteopathy is an American born medical approach pioneered in the late 1800’s by a frontier physician, surgeon, civil war officer, and statesman named Andrew Taylor Still, MD (1828-1917). Dr. Still’s disdain of the orthodox medical practices of his day stemmed from his first-hand experience of their ineffectiveness—suffering the tragic loss of three of his children to meningitis—as well as their potential for harm—many medical remedies of the day were highly toxic and addictive. Being a man of great intelligence and compassion, he questioned the approach of traditional medicine and sought an alternative and more effective system of healing.
Dr. Tieri is the author of three books; Reverse Sarcopenia, An Easy-To-Follow Program to Keep Muscles Strong and Youthful While Reducing Your Risk of Developing Dementia (Ulysses Press, 2019), Staying Young with Interval Training, The Revolutionary HIIT Approach to Getting Fit, Living Healthy and Keeping Muscles Young (Ulysses Press, 2018), and End Everyday Pain for 50+; A 10 Minute-a-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening, and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain (Ulysses Press, 2016). He has also published articles and editorials on osteopathy and holistic healing in the regional press and in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Tieri enjoys raising his family in the mid-Hudson valley, and his hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, and skiing in the Catskills Mountains, and practicing karate—which he holds the rank of black belt.