Elly Shahabi-Abney, DO

Osteopathic Family Medicine Physician
Board Certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

elly-shahabi-abney-doDr. Elly Shahabi-Abney’s approach to the health and wellness of her patients is rooted in the Osteopathic philosophy of integration and balance of the whole-person mind, body, and spirit. She believes in the body’s innate wisdom and ability to heal itself when in balance; with proper structure comes proper function.

Dr. Shahabi received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. During her medical school years, she was chosen as a Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and completed her Masters of Science in Health Professions Education. During that time she had the opportunity to teach first and second year medical students the art and science of Osteopathy.

Dr. Shahabi is Residency Trained and Dual Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, as well as Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). Dr. Shahabi is currently Adjunct Clinical Faculty at both Western University of Health Sciences and Touro University-California. She has served as Director of Medical Education, overseeing local residency training programs in Southern California.

Osteopathic Medicine is founded on the principle that the body’s structure and function have a dynamic relationship that play into one’s state of health or disease. It emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person, encompassing mind, body and spirit. Osteopathy recognizes how each of these entities is integrated into the whole being and contributes to the patient’s symptoms and disease process. Osteopathic Treatment creates the opportunity to develop a physical understanding of the extent of one’s health or illness, and provides an integrative approach to help stimulate the patient’s healing process. We evaluate what anatomical or functional restrictions might be disrupting normal performance, and analyze body habits and movement in order to know how to improve function.

The Osteopathic physician draws on extensive knowledge of “living anatomy” and physiology during your examination and continually re-assesses that information while the treatment is taking place.  In essence your treatment is dynamic and individually designed for you, after listening to your story, doing a visual and manual examination and treatment.

The Osteopathic Physician understands the integral role the musculoskeletal system plays in their patient’s complete wellness. The musculoskeletal system provides a gateway to gather information from all other systems of the body, such as digestive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, and cardiovascular. Additionally the musculoskeletal system serves as an interface to treat those systems using Osteopathic Manipulation.

Cranial Osteopathy specifically addresses the nervous system and its interplay with the rest of the systems in the body. Cranial Osteopathy is a subspecialty within Osteopathic Medicine, and physicians who integrate Cranial Osteopathy into their practice such as Dr. Shahabi, have had extensive additional education and training to be able to safely and effectively implement these valuable modalities.

Dr. Shahabi’s website: www.centerforiom.com