STILL POINT OSTEOPATHIC
Welcome to My Practice
Health Comes First
As an Osteopathic Physician with almost 20 years of experience, I bring a different and effective approach to managing health issues. In concert with each individual, I explore the opportunities Health as an inherent force presents to improve function and open up possibilities. Understanding the far reaching impact of health issues, my goal is for my patients to become the fullest expression of who they are.
TRADITIONAL OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION
Using the patient's own Health to guide the treatment, this Physician - Board Certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - uses well tolerated hands-on techniques to gently restructure anatomy. By working to improve blood and lymphatic circulation, remove restrictions to the nervous system, assist immune function, and improve respiration, the patient's own mechanisms are able to re-establish health.
Cranial Osteopathy is an extremely gentle and powerful approach, using awareness and a knowing touch to feel the various rhythms of healthy expression available throughout the body. It is an Osteopathic approach, and some portions of this "technique" have been taught by Osteopaths to a variety of therapists. More advanced classes, however, remain the purvue of physicians, as at this level, intensive knowledge of anatomy, and its impact on the function of an individual is imperative.
A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE
For close to 20 years, patients have depended on me to afford them relief from pain, and to increase their abilities to perform, all with minimal use of medication. I have found that, with the vast majority of patients, pain decreases as function improves. Treating the underlying condition is therefore the cornerstone of my practice.
FOR A MULTITUDE OF CONDITIONS
Following anatomy's own intelligence, an Osteopathic treatment can help a variety of conditions. On one hand, you could call it "non-surgical orthopedics" and be treated for injuries to muscles and joints, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, neck and back pain, sciatic pain, or postural problems. Yet using the same approach to health can directly improve conditions such as chronic headaches of all types, TMJ disorder, recurrent ear or sinus infections, asthma, gastric reflux, fibromyalgia and the variety of pains that don't seem to fit a diagnosis.
Hello. I'm Daniel Umberger, DO. I am board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). After my residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, I worked as an attending physician in an alternative pain management clinic. I then opened my own multi-practitioner clinic which I operated until 2017.
Concurrently, for those last two years I taught and served as Discipline Chair of Osteopathic Manipulation for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am a licensed medical acupuncturist. Additionally, my interests in the connection between mind, body, and spirit have also lead me to becoming a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor.
I do my best work as a clinician, and truly enjoy forming lasting relationships with my patients. I hope to see you soon!
One of the greatest choices I ever made was trusting Dr. Daniel Umberger with my care. Since I was a little girl, I suffered with debilitating migraines, acid reflux and later on in life from extensive inflammation, Fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and muscle stiffness. I was treated by a holistic clinic for many years and it was not until Dr. Umberger took over my treatment that I started to see noticeable improvement; and so did my family! …(I)t was amazing to have my life back.
...I am grateful that I can say I am still benefiting from his treatment.
My son received osteopathic treatment from Dr. Dan for his allergies and asthma. He received treatment for 6 months every two weeks. I was giving him allegra every single day since he was two years old. But, after his treatment he is not taking any medication and his allergy and asthma problems got completely better. He wasn't able to play with his friends or go outside at all... because of exertional asthma. Now... he is able to go outside to play without breathling difficulties, itchy eyes or coughing. I am very glad that I met Dr. Dan for my son. He is a really good doctor and a fantastic human being.
Located in the WNC Holistic Center
390A S French Broad Ave
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
These are just a few of the common conditions I treat, in order roughly from head to foot. Click on the PDF to the left. I will supply an Osteopathic viewpoint on each condition as time allows.