Osteopathy

Daniel Umberger, DO

Daniel Umberger, DO is a Board Certified physician specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). A graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he did his residency at Saint Barnabus Hospital in New York. After some years in practice, he opened his clinic geared towards non-pharmacological treatment and rehabilitation for a wide variety of conditions. Individualized patient care plans were integrated with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropracty, and his own hands on application of OMM.

Having family in the South, he moved to South Carolina where he was Chair of OMM for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg. He has since relocated to the mountains of North Carolina with a new office at the Western North Carolina Holistic Center in Asheville.

Dr. Umberger’s practice is informed by his interests. He is a licensed medical acupuncturist, and a KRI certified yoga instructor. He maintains a healthy and active lifestyle biking, hiking, and swimming.

A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is a fully licensed physician, able to dispense medication and specialize in any medical field. During their training, emphasis is placed on the body’s inherent ability to heal and the manner in which each body system is supportive of and reliant on the others. Today, one in four medical students attends an osteopathic college.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is taught to all osteopathic students. In it, students are taught the basics of learning how to use their sense of touch to both diagnose and treat diseases. However, to be board certified in OMM, the physician must complete an intensive residency in the application of these skills on all manner of patients, from neonates to those in intensive care units.