FAQ/Helpful Info

New patient appointment

This will last for up to 60 minutes. Dr. Burke will review your medical history and any supporting documents, such as x-rays. A focused osteopathic structural exam and hands-on treatment will follow. Please do not smoke or apply perfume prior to the appointment.

Followup appointment

This will last for approximately 30-45 minutes and includes osteopathic evaluation and treatment.

After appointment

To encourage your integration with the treatment, please refrain from vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours after treatment, and refrain from any other treatment such as massage or physical therapy for 3 days after treatment. It is possible to experience mild soreness or fatigue following the treatment.


A 24-hour notice is requested for cancellations.

Can Dr. Burke be my primary care provider?

Unfortunately, no. Dr. Burke is devoting her practice to osteopathic manipulation.

After-hours concerns

If you have an emergency or need after-hours care, please contact your primary care provider, go to the an emergency room, or call 911.

What is a DO?

DOs are fully licensed physicians who graduate from 4 year medical schools. In addition to what an allopathic (MD) school provides, osteopathic training includes 100 hours of additional work in anatomy and osteopathic manipulative treatment(OMT). DOs and MDs typically complete residencies side by side in their specialties. Osteopaths can be obstetricians, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, oncologists, etc. Greater than 65% of DOs choose primary care specialties such as family medicine or pediatrics compared with about 25% of MDs.

What is the difference between a DO, MD, and chiropractor?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and Doctors of Medicine (MDs) are licensed physicians. In addition to 4 years of medical school, DOs receive additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Chiropractors are not fully licensed medical doctors and are not required to complete residency training in a hospital. Chiropractors and DOs have different approaches to medicine: DOs evaluate and work to restore systemic health, while chiropractors typicallly focus on bony alignment.