Patient care customized
Treating the cause rather than symptoms of a medical problem is what we do at the A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona. Our osteopathic approach to whole body health focuses on the connection of your body, mind, and spirit, with hands-on treatment which can provide relief from pain as soon as your first visit.
Our physicians are specialists in osteopathic manipulative medicine, which offers relief from pain while treating the underlying causes of injury to the neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, or feet.
What is osteopathic manipulative medicine?
Osteopathic physicians (DO) are fully licensed medical doctors, who also receive additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Our physicians at ATSU’s Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona further specialize in OMM, which is a whole-body, holistic approach to health care focused on problems of the musculoskeletal system that result in pain or medical problems due to restricted motion.
OMM treatment involves a hands-on, soft tissue technique to help restore normal motion to restricted areas that cause pain. Both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain can be successfully treated with OMM, which simultaneously facilitates your body’s own inherent healing capacity.
Benefits of osteopathic manipulative medicine treatment
Osteopathic manipulative medicine treatment has been proven to provide relief from a variety of painful problems, without invasive surgery or need for prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Results vary by individual, but relief is often provided from the first treatment.
What makes the ATSU Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona different?
The physicians at ATSU’s Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona will give you one-on-one time to address all your concerns, formulate a treatment plan, and deliver a hands-on OMM treatment. You will complete your initial visit with a treatment program which may include nutrition advice, a home exercise/stretching prescription, and appropriate traditional medical recommendations. Each subsequent visit will include both OMM treatment and follow-up on your treatment plan.
Conditions We Treat
We treat a large variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints, as well as common illness/conditions, pediatric and pregnancy, and chronic medical conditions. Below are some examples of what we treat:
- neuromusculoskeletal complaints
- headaches and migraines
- neck and low back pain
- temporal mandibular joint disorder
- facial pain syndromes
- sports injuries
- hip and knee pain
- shoulder and upper extremity pain
- overuse injuries
- common illnesses/colds
- chronic otitis media
- irritable bowel syndrome
- stress, anxiety, PTSD
- poor feeding/poor suck
- developmental delay
- chronic otitis media
- performing arts medicine
- low back pain
- breech presentation turning babies
About our Physicians
Melchiorra M. Mangiaracina, DO, AOBNMM, AOBFP
Melchiorra M. Mangiaracina, DO, is board certified in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. Her passion is osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM); she has completed over 4,800 hours in continued osteopathic medical education.
Dr. Mangiaracina is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Florida Hospital, East Orlando, followed by an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine fellowship at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York.
Originally from New York, Dr. Mangiaracina finished her medical training and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2012 where she avidly enjoys the desert and all it offers.
James Keane, DO, FACOI, FAC, MEd
Medical Director, A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona
James F. Keane, DO, FACOI, FAC, MEd, was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. In 1994, Dr. Keane moved to Arizona to pursue a career in writing. He instead was drawn into the field of education and policy, at first working at Arizona State University and receiving a master’s degree in higher education. Dr. Keane later served on the research staff for the Arizona State Senate and then briefly as a lobbyist for Arizona’s cities and towns. An interest in traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health related activities eventually led him to leave public policy to attend medical school.
Dr. Keane graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. and completed an internal medicine residency in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Since completing residency, he obtained a second certification in integrative holistic medicine and extensive training and experience in osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has worked in the in-patient and outpatient medical environments and has participated with several professional organizations including the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and others.
Dr. Keane enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, meditating and spending time with loved ones.
David Shoup, DO, AOBNMM
Physician, A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona
David Shoup, DO, specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and performing arts medicine. He treats patients using a combination of osteopathic manipulation and integrative medicine to address common problems including neck pain, back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, overuse injuries, sprains and strains, and other musculoskeletal complaints.
Dr. Shoup is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences located in Pomona, California and is a native of Phoenix. He is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Because he is a musician, he has a special interest in treating performing artists.
Our mission is to provide patient-centered osteopathic manipulative medicine services to families in a caring environment which fosters inter-professional collaboration, active learning, and scholarly activities.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medicine Center Arizona:
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Address: 5845 E. Still Cir. #109, Mesa, AZ 85206
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