To provide the residents of Fauquier, Prince William, and the surrounding area with compassionate, individualized patient care to help them feel their best.
What sets EHP apart from other practices?
Encompass Health Partners (EHP) was established to provide patients with a health resource that marries conventional medical care and complementary therapies in a collaborative environment. As the practice grows, we hope to expand our offerings to allow for an integrated health experience.
What is a DO?
This practice philosophy is attributable mainly to Dr. Kanal’s public health and osteopathic training. She chose an osteopathic program over an allopathic program (i.e., an MD) because the osteopathic physician is trained to treat the body as a whole, operating on the principle that the body possesses an innate capacity for healing. A physician’s job is to facilitate that healing process through treatments to address the mind, body, and spirit. This includes lifestyle changes, medications, complementary therapies (acupuncture, botanical medicine, and more), and manual manipulative therapy.
What is manipulative Therapy?
OMT, or osteopathic manipulative therapy, is a set of techniques taught to every DO. Most training programs dedicate approximately 200-300 hours over four years. The techniques involve spinal manipulation, myofascial release, and soft tissue techniques to help lymphatic flow, which supports the immune system. Dr. Kanal does not perform spinal manipulation in the office but utilizes other techniques as clinically indicated.
For more information on osteopathic physicians, visit https://doctorsthatdo.org/difference.