179 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA

413-320-2454

The Holistic Osteopath Experience


At the Holistic Osteopath the individual comes first.  The patient is examined and listened to; they are told the source of their symptoms, their prognosis, and steps in the healing process.

With diagnostic testing, manual therapy, prescription, nutrition, supplements, and exercise we crease a path to discovery.


What is osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT)?

Osteopathic manipulative therapy includes the full range of manual therapy from subtle techniques such as cranial to more direct techniques such as chiropractic to affect muscles and soft tissue.  OMT increases blood circulation to maintain and restore health while other forms of manipulation tend to focus more on spinal misalignment interfering with nerve transmission.  OMT is the only form of body manipulation performed by a fully licensed physician.


What is a DO?

A physician who practises OMT is called a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Both DOs and MDs are fully licensed physicians who provide a full range of services, from prescribing drugs to performing surgery. DOs are different in how they approach patient care.

  • They look at the whole person to reach a diagnosis and don’t just focus on symptoms.
  • Their goal is to help the body heal itself.
  • They believe that all parts of the body work together and influence each other.
  • They get special training in evaluating and treating nerves, muscles, and bones.

Who can benefit from OMT?

OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can help patients with:

  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Concussions
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain associated with pregnancy
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinus disorders and chronic ear infections.

When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery.


Who do we treat?

Dr. Lansky treats patients with from injury who are unable to return to their prior level of function.

She has had additional training in the following five different patient populations.

  1. Cancer survivors have been through a lot of trauma including surgery, chemo, and radiation. Their bodies don’t work the same way after these treatments. Nerve problems, decreased brain function, and muscle imbalance are common.
  2. Brain injury affects much more than cognitive processing. Brain injury can create a cascade of symptoms that include fatigue, hormonal imbalance, spasticity, and poor coordination.
  3. Joint instability is not easy to treat. Most clinics suggest surgical options. I offer specific bracing, injections, precise manual therapy, and exercise prescription.
  4. Amputees have more issues than just missing a limb. Amputees can have pain from surgery and/or phantom sensations.  They can also have pain elsewhere associated with leg length discrepancy.
  5. Multiple-trauma from accidents that lead to multiple injuries. These injuries are best treated with someone who treats the whole body and understand the kinetic chain.

Dr. Rebecca Lansky

Dr. Becky Lansky

Dr. Lansky started her career working as an assistant athletic trainer in 1990.  She graduated from massage therapy school in 1993.  In 2007, she graduated from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Through her work Dr. Lansky has seen thousands of people helping them to return to work, sports, and the activities they love.

Dr. Lansky works with all types of patients including survivors of multiple traumas, cancer, and car accidents.  She spends time collaborating with neuropsychologists, psychologists, prosthetists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors.  Through her extensive education and treatment experience she is uniquely qualified to assemble comprehensive treatment plans for optimal healing.

In 2015, Dr. Lansky opened her own clinic in Easthampton, MA.  This allows for longer appointments and shortened wait times.  She spends time listening to each patient; understanding the musculoskeletal, psychological, and spiritual impact of their injury.  Dr. Lansky teaches her patients that many symptoms are not a sign of further damage, but rather the body’s warning system.  When the individual fears there is damage to the body, the warning system alarms earlier and earlier.  By slightly provoking symptoms, through manual therapy and/or exercise, an individual can improve their tolerance and function.

Dr. Lansky is an “old fashion” doctor who believes in prescription, exercise, and sleep to help the body heal.  She treats her patients with manual therapy.  Dr. Lansky has a small gym where she is able to prescribe and demonstrate exercise.  She has also researched how nutrition impacts healing. Patients receive individualized treatments so that they can achieve the best results.

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Rebecca Lansky, DO is a physiatrist in Easthampton and is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for eight years. She worked at University of Massachusetts in Worcester before deciding to move to the Pioneer Valley. She recently opened her private practice in Easthampton.

Prior to becoming a physician, Becky had extensive health care experience. She worked as an assistant athletic trainer, an American College of Sports Medicine personal trainer, a massage therapist and a massage school instructor.

What is a "physiatrist"? Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in helping patients heal and recover from various injuries and health challenges. This type of doctor looks at improving function and a return to a high quality of life. Patients' muscle, bone, soft tissue or nervous system injuries can all be rehabilitated.

Services We Offer

  • GAIT ANALYSIS:
    Watching you run, walk, or perform exercises allows me to see how to improve your body's function.
  • DME ASSESSMENT AND LETTERS:
    I have been trained to help you qualify for orthotics, braces, walkers, or whatever else you might need to assist your function.
  • OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY:
    Whole body assessment with a variety of hands on techniques from spinal adjustments to cranial sacral treatment.
  • EXERCISE PERSCRIPTION:
    Stretching and strengthening guidance. Focusing on a few exercises that will make a difference.
  • COMPOUNDING PHARMANCY SCRIPTS:
    Transdermal (through the skin) pain scripts and bio-identical hormones.
  • TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS:
    Lidocaine only injections to release long held muscle tension.
  • SCAR TISSUE RELEASE INJECTIONS:
    Release of scar tissue to reduce pain and increase range of motion.
  • FULL BALANCE ASSESSMENT:
    I help determine if your balance problems are coming from your neck, ears, eyes, or lower extremities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment is available through most health insurance companies, auto accident, or self payment.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Medicaid (Connecticut and Massachusetts)
Fallon
GEHA
Harvard Pilgram
Health New England
Medicare
Neighbourhood Health
Tufts Health Plan
Unicare
United Health Care

We Do Not Take: Network Health, Aetna, Cigna, and BMC Health Net

Most insurances require a referral from your primary care. It is to your advantage to avoid possible charges to request one before your first patient appointment. Your need for a referral is based off your insurance plan type:

  1. If your insurance is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan you will definitely need a referral from your Primary care. Examples of HMO plans include: Harvard Pilgrim Primary Choice Plan, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan, Health New England MedPlus, Tufts Health Plan Medicare Complement and Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred.
  2. If your insurance is a Point of Service (POS) plan you will also need a referral. Examples of POS plans include: Harvard Pilgrim Independence Plan and Tufts Health Plan Navigator.
  3. If your insurance is an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) you do not need a referral. Examples of EPO and PPO plans include: Tufts Health Plan Spirit, UniCare State Indemnity Plan/Community Choice, and UniCare State Indemnity Plan/PLUS.

When in doubt please call your insurance to confirm if you will need a referral.

Initial appointments run from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the complexity of your medical history. Follow up appointments run from 30 to 45 minutes.
We are open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm.

DO’s are fully licensed in all 50 states to practice the full spectrum of Medical and Surgical specialties. Their training includes the completion of 4 years of Osteopathic medical school, covering the same standard training in the basic sciences and clinical medicine as is found in an MD medical education program. Osteopathic training includes the study of all branches of medicine and surgery that are part of an MD’s training, as well as up to 500 hours of additional training in manual diagnosis and treatment. Today, there are more than 50,000 osteopathic physicians in the United States whose practices cover the entire range of specialties, such as emergency medicine, neurosurgery, cardiology, and psychiatry.

OMM involves the use of a hands-on approach to treating healthcare issues. One of the underlying Principles involved is that as the structure of the body approaches its normal state of balance and freedom of motion, it will also approach its optimal ability to function normally. OMM addresses restrictions in all of the tissues, fluids, organs, and physiologic systems of the body.

There are a wide variety of modalities of OMM, which range from very gentle to more vigorous approaches, but all are applied with very little force. Whatever techniques are used, we are still looking for the Health within our patients and are working to support their innate capacity for healing. Therefore, we will always apply treatment with respect for your comfort and for the needs of your system.

Typically, patients feel very relaxed and peaceful after a treatment. Occasionally patients experience one or two days of feeling tired or mildly sore. This is normal and can indicate that the treatment process is continuing. These symptoms typically are mild and respond easily to conservative measures such as heat, rest, and fluids. In the unlikely event that they are severe or persistent, we recommend that you contact our office.

Testimonials

Patient Statements about Dr. Lansky


"I can't thank you enough for providing such a superb, professional and compassionate care for the past year. I've never worked with someone who can synthesize so many modalities in their treatment yet convey and apply them in a way that is clear and helpful. I wondered if anyone existed with such a full scope of tools in her "medicine bag". How grateful I have been to find you." - Joanne Jaffin

"Seeing Dr. Lansky gave me clarity in regards to my healing process and peace of mind. Her insights helped me understand and pace my self so that I continue to heal and function more actively in the world. She was a wealth of knowledge, great respect for each individual patient." - Jacqueline Rosenbloom

"Just to say what a wonderful, unforgettable, fabulous experience I have had with your care and attentive, effective treatment. It felt like a miracle. Then it was a miracle. Dr. Lansky asked all sorts of questions about my medical history and about the concussion specifically and about my symptoms. It felt like finally there was someone looking at the whole picture and not just isolated parts of me." - Daria Fisk

"I cant tell you how grateful and blessed I feel to have crossed paths with you. You have a special gift, not only as a healer, but as a listener. We really need more doctors like you! And its because of you that I am recently able to do more, and on another path to recovery. I am eternally grateful to you." - June

"Doctors with the true mission to care, truly care, at your level are desperately hard to come by. The mere fact that you took my whole self into consideration vs throwing me on meds is a testament to who you are." - Janet

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179 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA
413-320-2454 phone
866-551-2046 toll free fax

Monday-8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday-8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:50 am to 1:30 pm
Thursday- 8:50 am to 4:30 pm
Friday-8:50 am to 4:30 pm

Please email
lansky@holisticosteopath.com
with any questions.

Payment is available through most health insurance companies,
auto accident, worker's comp, or cash.

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