Osteopathic Considerations in the Infections of the Respiratory Tract

  • Sheldon Yao, DO
  • Nardine Mikhail, OMS III
  • George Koutsouras, OMS III
  • Allison Coombs, OMS III
  • Michael J. Terzella, DO


Respiratory tract infections are a common reason for office visits in primary care settings. Respiratory tract infections can often be managed in an outpatient setting, however hospitalization may be necessary in some more emergent and life threatening cases. A thorough history and physical will often help guide physicians on the proper course and setting for management. Furthermore, a thorough osteopathic assessment will guide the physician in diagnosing and treating somatic dysfunctions caused by respiratory infection. Osteopathic manipulative treatment can aid in recovery by providing relief of symptoms, and restoring proper structure and function of the respiratory system.

How to Cite
Yao, DOS., Mikhail, OMS IIIN., Koutsouras, OMS IIIG., Coombs, OMS IIIA., and Terzella, DOM. J. “Osteopathic Considerations in the Infections of the Respiratory Tract”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2017, https://ofpjournal.com/index.php/ofp/article/view/484.
Review Articles
Received 2016-12-27
Accepted 2016-12-27
Published 2017-01-01

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