Crossroads offers several different types of services.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
OMT involves hands-on manipulation to gently free areas of the body that have restricted motion. Treatment involves respect for the tissues as they are moved to more free motion through the use of several different techniques tailored for each specific patient problem.
Some techniques used include:
- Myofascial Release
- Counter strain
- Facilitated Positional Release
- High Velocity Low Amplitude
- Visceral (internal organ) Manipulation
Many of these techniques are described in more detail in the About Osteopathic Medicine section.
OMT can be done in outpatient, inpatient, assisted living, nursing home and hospice settings. Dr. Sleszynski is on staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for these services.
General Medical Care
Mainstream medication and diagnostics are used when appropriate. Lab work can be drawn at the office. Dr. Sleszynski does her own night, weekend and holiday call. Anyone needed to be seen during these times will be required to go to an Urgent Care Facility of their choice. Any patient needing general medical inpatient care will be taken care of by local Hospitalists.
When indicated saliva, urine, blood and/or stool analysis may be used for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment. Recommendations may include vitamins, herbs, glandulars and/or other natural means. Some of these supplements are available from the office. Other recommendations on lifestyle changes, stress reduction and exercise may be made. Several other musculoskeletal tools may be suggested such as iontophoresis, NMES, hot packs, trigger point injections, tennis balls, etc.
Consultations are done to provide preventative health advice and to obtain information on the use of more natural means to treat conditions. It may involve help with a difficult musculoskeletal problem. Visit frequency may be one for consult or several if consult and treatment requested. Initial visits take approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete so patient should come being prepared to stay a while. Patients may be referred by another physician or self referred if their insurance permits it.
Inu (ee-new is Japanese for Dog) is the office pet therapist. She is a mild mannered loveable Black Lab/Chow mix born July 31, 2002. She is black in color and is always available for a romp with a pull toy or a pet. Be aware she likes to smile at you when you arrive (teeth bared, tail wagging). If you are allergic or afraid of dogs please let our staff know so we can keep Inu away from you.