"The art of healing is to bring the soul into contact with the body and bring alive the purpose for which that soul is living." - Robert Fulford DO
Harry D. Friedman DO, FAAO

Doctor of Osteopathy
Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy

Dr. Friedman is an Osteopathic Specialist who employs a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management and optimal health. He incorporates traditional Osteopathic manipulative methods to help diagnose and treat health problems of all types; musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, digestive, cardio-pulmonary, genitourinary, and infectious.

Osteopathic manipulative methods involve highly specialized palpatory skills to assess and treat the health and vitality living within the patient. Such palpation focuses on the function of all tissues as expressed in posture, movement and all forms of homeostatic balance.

Dr. Friedman teaches internationally and has helped to set up Osteopathic programs for physicians in Germany and France. He is co-founder of San Francisco International Manual Medicine Society. He has co-authored Functional Methods and a series of three instructional manuals; Counterstrain Approaches in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Myofascial and Fascial-ligamentous Approaches in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Approaches to the Primary Respiratory Mechanism. He has contributed chapters to numerous textbooks, conducts clinical research and has published articles in multiple journals. Download Dr. Friedman's CV (pdf)