We love to work with children! We can do both functional medicine and osteopathic evaluations for children.
We believe that a healthy baby begins even before conception. For this reason, we start with the heath of new parents to establish their optimal health. We then follow both mother and baby throughout pregnancy and post-delivery, extending through the many stages of childhood development. In the first few years of life, a child goes through rapid changes in brain development, assimilation of their microbiome (which aids in creating the health of his/her immune system), as well as physical, psychological, and emotional growth. For these reasons, functional medicine and osteopathy can help give your child their best start for lifelong health.
We use a family-centered, whole-person strategy that addresses the underlying factors that influence your child’s health, rather than just treating the symptoms of a health condition. The consultation consists of an intensive review of your child’s history as well as determining the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
Some of the common issues we see in our clinic include:
- Feeding and transfer issues in newborns
- Neurodevelopmental issues (ADHD, Sensory Processing)
- Recurrent ear or sinus infections
- Digestive issues (diarrhea, constipation, GERD)
- Gait abnormalities and Leg Length Discrepancies
Unfortunately, we can not see Medicare patients at this time. Why? Medicare does not cover our services. Conventional insurance-based medicine is built around the concept of labeling you with a reimbursable diagnostic code (diagnosis) and then finding the medications or a procedure to match.
A functional medicine model of care works through the functional medicine matrix, balances imbalances, considers the connection of mind-body-spirit and often can not label your symptoms with a single diagnostic name. We remove the artificial partitions of body parts into specialty areas of conventional medicine and consider you as a whole person: a triune of mind-body-spirit, with communicating body organs/systems. The core of functional medicine is finding the why, or the root cause, and simply operating in a diagnosis to medication model doesn’t fit.
We would love to work with patients from all around the world (our roots are as a virtual practice after all!) however, we are currently only licensed in the state of New Jersey. We know that many other functional medicine practices will virtually across state lines for health coaching purposes. At our practice, however, we feel that we are more than your health coach! We are fully licensed, dually board-certified physicians and will act as such giving you true medical advice tailored to you. We perform many procedures as part of our repertoire that we wish to offer to our patients including osteopathic manipulation and prolotherapy as part of your healing process.