Michelle Veneziano, DO

655 Redwood Highway, Suite 160   Mill Valley CA 415.259.9026



Osteopathic Medicine Specializing in Treatment of:

Musculoskeletal pain and injury (neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee & foot disorders, sciatica), headaches, head trauma, brain injury, birth trauma in adults, dental trauma in adults, adult orthodontic support, neurologic, hormone and immune disorders, musculoskeletal issues in pregnancy.


Who are Osteopathic Physicians (DOs)? 


Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who have completed the same educational requirements as their MD colleagues, and in addition have received extensive training in Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM). Both DOs and MDs prescribe medicine and perform surgery, and while many DOs are family practitioners, osteopathic physicians are found in the full range of medical subspecialties. Approximately 10% of osteopathic physicians choose to emphasize, or specialize in the hands-on approach to diagnosis and treatment of patients.


What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?


Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is a method of hands-on medical diagnosis and treatment that can stimulate and facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. Positive effects of OMM extend to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and all organ systems of the body. Osteopathic medicine is a complete, leading-edge approach to health care that combines OMM with the best of both conventional and complementary medicine.


What can Osteopathic Medicine do for you?


Osteopathic medicine offers additional benefits to both adults and children. Treatment is effective over a broad range of conditions such as injuries from falls and car accidents, birth trauma in infants, and all forms of physical and emotional stress. Treatment can reduce pain and offer relief to those who suffer from depression, allergies, recurrent infection, and other acute and chronic disease states. Typical discomforts of pregnancy are often greatly relieved with osteopathic care, and treatment during pregnancy and labor can significantly facilitate the birth process. Both before and after surgery, osteopathic treatment can decrease pain, speed recovery and reduce post-operative complications.


Integrating OMM into a person’s medical care can increase freedom of movement and circulation, improve organ function, boost vitality and strengthen the immune system, all of which strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself.


Who is Dr. Michelle Veneziano? 


Michelle Veneziano, DO, became board certified in family medicine in 2004. Additionally, she has completed 20 years of intensive training in the hands-on diagnosis and treatment methods of Osteopathic Medicine in which she currently specializes. Her approach is based in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, which serves as the platform from which she practices all forms of osteopathic manual medicine.

Dr. Veneziano earned her BA from UC Berkeley and her DO degree from The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP). She is Associate Clinical Professor of Osteopathic Family Medicine at both COMP and Touro colleges of Medicine. She has published original research in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, is a peer reviewer for the acclaimed natural medicine journal ExploreThe Journal of Science and Healing and has been interviewed by ABC TV for her successes in treating patients with chronic headaches. She is currently in private practice in Mill Valley.  She lives in San Rafael with her spunky adventurous daughter Giulia. They camp. A lot.


How do I learn more?


Click on "Info Osteopathy" on the left panel of this web page to access a book chapter by Andrew Weil, MD detailing his encounter with Robert Fulford, DO and Dr. Weil's description of osteopathic priniciples and practice.

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