Margaret Sorrel, DO, FCA - Osteopathic Manual Medicine

These accounts offer a glimpse of the wide variety of medical concerns for which patients seek osteopathic manual treatment. Perhaps if you don't see your own concern reflected in How Can Osteopathic Treatment Help Me? you may find a story here that mirrors your own. Each patient is an individual and due to the individualized approach inherent in osteopathic philosophy, osteopathic manual medicine will never fit well into the standard protocol of medical research. The results though speak for themselves, one person at a time.

"Dr. Margaret treated my son as an infant for reflux, and while you couldn't exactly see what she did, the results were self evident. He went from utter misery to calm. The notion of magic and miracles certainly comes to mind."
— Heather B.


"Margaret's experience and reputation, along with the recommendation of a number of friends and professionals, convinced me to make an appointment with her to see my son when he was just six weeks old. Our experience led me to become a lasting client. Margaret is warm and respectful to my child. One of the original concerns I had at our first visit was a clogged tear duct. After just two visits the issue cleared up and we haven´t seen it since. Her gentle touch is a healing force that supports his growth."
— Vanessa K.


"My daughter's battle against horrible eczema began when she was just 10 weeks old. We tried everything — eliminating allergens, expensive creams, homeopathy, and, for a short time, a prescription steroid cream — and we never saw more than temporary improvements until Margaret began her osteopathic treatments. After only two treatments, we saw substantial improvement. Our naturopathic pediatrician said that she had never seen such drastic change without continued use of a steroid cream. We continue to work with Margaret and my daughter's skin is now beautiful, healthy and itch free!"
— Kerry H.


"It has been five days since my granddaughter's first treatment. The change is remarkable. She is no longer fussy or quick to cry. She is a whole different baby. She falls asleep without a bottle and no longer cries when she empties her bowels. You have given her and us such a gift. We are so grateful."
— Terry B.


"As a first-time mom I was worried that our child did not appear to be hitting developmental milestones on schedule. We underwent a variety of early intervention programs, but we saw little improvement. A close friend urged us to explore cranial osteopathy because it could address issues of the central nervous system.

Our son could not communicate, stay on task, or engage in meaningful play, and he was demonstrating self-injurious behavior. At first it took two adults to hold him on the table, and afterwards he would bounce around the house like a ping pong ball. But he grew to love his treatments.

He has grown into a happy little child who loves to smile, play, cuddle, hug and be hugged. After almost two years of osteopathic care, he has achieved milestones the therapists never thought possible, and this treatment has allowed the other interventions to work.

Recently he was playing with other kids at a shopping mall play area. He ran up to a lady, gently looked at her, said hi and she responded with a hello but clearly did not recognize him. She was a gifted therapist who had worked with him on a daily basis for five months (but with little measurable progress). A talented and intelligent professional did not recognize her former client, nor did she recognize our son as a special-needs child. We cried tears of joy in recognition of how far we had come. We count the day he began osteopathic treatment as the day he was reborn."
— Rachel G.


"I sought osteopathic treatment for my son for food allergies. The MD approach was only masking his symptoms. I longed for a relationship with a doctor where we could work together toward his better health. In Dr. Sorrel, I found knowledge, compassion and effective treatment. Right away I saw an improvement in my son's energy and in his ability to manage. In the process, I have learned so much about how the body works and what makes it work well. An unexpected joy has been the resolution of his childhood hockey and lacrosse injuries. Without broken bones, there isn't much an MD knows to do about childhood injuries but now I know that he won't carry these problems into his adulthood."
— Celine T.


"Our daughter had a rough birth, vacuum, forceps and finally a C-section. Both her temples were bruised. As an infant she furrowed her brow, squinted her eyes and she cried every day as though she was in pain. It appeared to us and to our pediatrician that she had a headache and he referred us to Margaret Sorrel. Shortly after beginning treatment, she stopped the painful crying, her facial grimacing completely went away and she slept much better. She has blossomed into a fine young girl, full of health and vitality."
— Larry F-D


"Of all the physicians involved in my son's care, Dr. Sorrel is the most down-to-earth and pragmatic. I can listen to the many competing specialists involved in the care of my son´s multiple disabilities and know that Margaret will help me digest it all and work out a reasonable, prudent and medically sound course of action. Her "mother´s point-of-view" and her expert skill in supporting optimal physical development by means of osteopathy make her an outstanding healer. She is an irreplaceable ally for children with special needs and their parents."
— Debra J.


"A local chiropractor diagnosed our daughter with a 17-degree scoliosis at age eight. A year and a half of chiropractic adjustments two to four days a week, traction and home exercise reduced the curve to 11 degrees. The chiropractor was knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping but the treatment course was long and we became concerned about hypermobility. After several recommendations, we sought care from Dr. Margaret Sorrel. We were immediately impressed with her calm demeanor, the questions she asked us and the answers she offered. We were surprised by the adjustments, expecting something akin to the chiropractic adjustments, popping and harsh movements. The adjustments were barely felt but the results were immediate. Within three sessions our daughter's spine was straight and it has remained so. We could not believe the difference. We are grateful to Dr. Sorrel for her gentle approach to family medicine"
— Kris B.


"I sought osteopathic treatment for my son for food allergies. The MD approach was only masking his symptoms. I longed for a relationship with a doctor where we could work together toward his better health. In Dr. Sorrel, I found knowledge, compassion and effective treatment. Right away I saw an improvement in my son's energy and in his ability to manage. In the process, I have learned so much about how the body works and what makes it work well. An unexpected joy has been the resolution of his childhood hockey and lacrosse injuries. Without broken bones, there isn't much an MD knows to do about childhood injuries but now I know that he won't carry these problems into his adulthood."
— Celine T.

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