Biography

Dr. David C. Eland, DO, FAAO

Dr. Eland is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and has specialized in Osteopathic manipulative medicine during the twenty-five plus years since he went into private practice. He was in private practice for ten years before accepting a position at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in January of 1995. His responsibilities have included teaching, research, clinical and administrative elements. For the last seven years he has been ‘Section Head, Section of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine’ in the ‘Department of Family Medicine’. He is a full professor and a ‘Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy’. Dr. Eland has taught extensively around the United States and internationally. He has presented programs for the German physician’s group the ‘Deutsches Gellschaft fur Osteopathische, ‘Medizin’, for twelve years. He is a co-author of a text on ‘Functional Methods’ published in 2005, as well. His research has focused on the effects of OMM on patient improvement and also on how this type of treatment works.

He has worked extensively with dancers and athletes and believes in a creating a partnership with his patients that emphasizes tools the patients may use at home to augment the manipulative evaluation and treatment provided at the time of the patient visit. This usually means providing stretches and exercises tailored to the individual problem the patient presents. It often means identifying patterns of activity at home, work or in hobbies that may contribute to problems that have been present a long time or keep coming back. Simple changes, based upon what the strain in the body tells Dr. Eland, can significantly assist a return to continued healthy painless activity.