Dr. Janine Talty, D.O., M.P.H. holds a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters in Public Health, with a BS in Sports Medicine, with Residency in Family Medicine and Fellowship in Clinical Biomechanics at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She holds certifications in Manual Medicine, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Strain-Counter Strain, Function Indirect Technique, Craniosacral Techniques, Direction Action Thrust, and Exercise Prescription and Pilates Therapeutic Rehabilitation. Dr. Talty is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, holds both California and Virginia State Medical Licenses and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the International Spinal Injection Society and a past Board Member and current member, frequent lecturer/instructor and international instructor for the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. Dr. Talty is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is the past Medical Director of the Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in Watsonville California.  She is currently in private practice in Roanoke Virginia.
She is the author of Indigo Awakening: A Doctor’s Memoir of Forging an Authentic Life in a Turbulent World. 2009.  Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA.  Contributor to Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change. 2010.  Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA.  Contributor to Optimism: Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy, and Make You Happy Now.  2011.  Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA.
Dr. Talty has an extraordinary ability to listen, to hear and to understand the patients who come seeking relief from pain.

She suffered a fractured spine while ski racing at the age of fourteen that left her with chronic pain for twelve years. Through personal experience she learned what it took to heal and overcome a devastating, life-changing injury.  Perhaps her best work is her ability to motivate patients to do their part in their healing process creating a health team.  Healthy body, mind and spirit is the credo of the Osteopath and the belief system that inspires Dr. Talty in the healing process of moving her patients to more active, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Biomechanical Osteopath

Biomechanical Osteopathy is a specialized branch of osteopathic medicine. This area of specialty was developed at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine four decades ago. Many of these techniques have been practiced by physicians (and lay “bone-setters”) through the centuries. Today less than 2% of practicing D.O.’s (Doctor of Osteopathy) actually provide any form of manual medicine in their practices. The reason often given when asked is that it takes too long, it is too complicated and it is not adequately reimbursed by insurance carriers.  In order to deliver this brand of care requires the doctor spend more time with the patient to sort out complex physical pain disorders.  Then treat the restrictions of motion in the physical body and then provide a rehabilitation plan.  It is impossible to accomplish this in the 7 and ½ minutes the insurance companies give doctors in the average office visit.
Over the years this biomechanical approach has been refined with specialized therapies and nomenclature to allow the biomechanically based osteopathic physician to not only perform successful non-invasive therapeutic treatment, but also be able to communicate complex three-dimensional structural diagnostics and procedures to the rest of the medical establishment.

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