Our Approaches to Healing
Dr. William Starsiak is an Osteopathic Physician practicing Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM). OMM involves the hands on manipulation of the body to restore structural balance and was developed by pioneer physician A.T. Still in the mid 1800's. Dr. Starsiak's approach to OMM is quite gentle, and never painful. He primarily uses "Osteopathy in the Cranial Field" and Indirect Myofascial Release, but he is trained in all Osteopathic manual techniques (including muscle energy, counterstrain, direct myofascial release, facilitated positional release, high velocity low amplitude technique, articulatory technique, trigger point therapy, soft tissue technique) and uses them when appropriate. For more information on how Dr. Starsiak works, email him here, or call the clinic at 317-410-9978.
Dr. Starsiak creates tailored exercise prescriptions for interested patients. These exercise programs address the individual needs of the patient and sustain the changes accomplished through Osteopathic treatment. Dr. Starsiak personally walks each patient through their exercise prescription to ensure there is no confusion. An exercise prescription session may stand alone, but is more typically added on the end of an Osteopathic Manual Medicine treatment. Once one set of exercises is mastered, new ones are introduced. The end result is that you will have a comprehensive repertoire of exercises that you can use to keep yourself pain free and in optimal balance.
Dr. Starsiak regularly employs nutritional interventions to assist his patient's healing. His approach comes from the ancient Indian system of healing, Ayurveda, and current day evidence based research. The pillars of his nutritional approach are to build the digestive capacity, avoid the accumulation of incompletely digested food products, incorporate foods to nourish all body tissue types, build and maintain healthy micoflora, eat in accordance with the seasons, and tailor diets to individual patient needs.
Also known as Rolfing®, is a somatic practice utilizing fascial manipulation, awareness, and movement education. It is practiced in an organized series of sessions and individual sessions within a framework designed to restore physical balance and functional ease by aligning and integrating the body in gravity. The means, goals, and philosophy of Structural Integration are aligned with those of Osteopathy. Structural Integration is a manual body work pioneered by Ida Rolf PhD more than 65 years ago and inspired in part by her experiences with Osteopathy (Rolfing® is a registered trademark of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration). Steve Gamblin has been practicing Structural Integration for 10 years and is the only board certified practitioner in the state of Indiana. Steve primarily employs direct myofascial release, which makes his work quite complementary to that of Dr. Starsiak.
Suboxone Treatment for Opiod Addiction
From 2000-2015 500,000 people died from opiod addiction. Suboxone is an opiod receptor stimulator that helps those with addiction quit opiods. Suboxone can be started in the office, and patients can be mantained on it until they are ready to taper off of it. Studies have shown suboxone assisted opiod cessation to be superior to the "cold turkey" approach and comprable to methadone, but not requiring clinic visits every three days like methadone. Instead patients maintained on suboxone only need monthly visits. Dr Starsiak is especially well trained to manage cases where patients have musculoskeletal pain that may have started their need for opiods in the first place because Ostepathic manipulation can be used to decrease or resolve pain while Suboxone is used to transition off of opiods.