Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara "...treating the whole person not just the illness."
Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara                           "...treating the whole person not just the illness."

Range of Services

Here, you can find out about all of the services and products we provide - from prevention to treatment.  Whether using a prescription, hands-on technique, or a homeopathic remedy, our patients are given support and close monitoring throughout the healing process.

Unique Medical Care

Patients are seen for both sick visits and preventative check-ups.  We utilize the precise investigational tools of conventional medicine to diagnose illness, and then offer patients treatment with a traditional or holistic approach.  We recognize the importance of having the patient be fully involved with the course of their medical treament.  Healing happens much more effectively that way.  Patients have described our care as "the best of both worlds". 

Osteopathic Manipulation

A hands-on technique, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is tremendously helpful in addressing both acute and chronic pain of the entire musculo-skeletal system.  Many patients are surprised that it can be used on the limbs and head as well as the spine.

OMT can be used to treat a chronic injury like tennis elbow or a sudden problem like waking up with a "stiff" neck.  Patients prefer to use OMT to reduce their pain rather than take medication when a problem occurs.

Some of the conditions that can be helped are:

  • TMJ
  • migraine headaches
  • sciatica, hip/leg pain
  • Low back and pelvic pain (especially after childbirth)
  • arthritis
  • disc herniation
  • rotator cuff injury
  • shoulder/arm pain
  • pregnancy related back pain
  • sports injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • rib-related chest discomfort

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Anthroposophical Medicine

Used internationally, Anthroposophical Medicine originated in Switzerland.  This holistic approach utilizes herbs, and substances of nature with a homeopathic-like application. Developed by Drs. Ita Wegman and Rudolf Steiner, this method looks at the entire human being and may call for the use of remedies taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or injected subcutaneously.  The treament of choice could be a remedy, behavior modification or change in the diet.  Most famous for its cancer-fighting mistletoe(Iscador), Anthroposophical Medicine focuses on strengthening the underlying weakness in the human being to work past illness and achieve true health.

Massage Therapy


Also known as myofascial release, this type of therapy works on the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and lymphatics. Here subtle, yet profound changes can take place. Utilizing the assistance of Young Living Essential Oils, toxins can be released from the deep tissues in the body and allow more oxygen into those areas.  The result is a healthier, happier body with more energy available.  Patients feel much more strength from different muscle groups with regard to their posture, daily activites, exercise routines,  and sleep positions. This leads to less muscle strain, and a general sense of happiness and well-being.

Holistic Facials & Skin Care


 

Our holistic skin care division features all-natural products imported from Germany and Switzerland.  We utilize products made by Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Weleda, and True Botanica. Our holistic aesthetician is certified in highly specialized methods of applying the products that are in harmony with the patient's type of skin, age, mood and general state of health.  The benefits of using this method, developed by Dr. Hauscka, are enjoyed long after the patient gets up from the treatment table. Patients enjoy the way the natural products enhance the appearance of the skin from the inside out.

Our aesthetician takes extra care to review each patient's skin care regimine and make product recommendations at each visit.

 

Contact and Appointments

Dr. Catherine L. Ferrara 

 

230 Hilton Avenue

Suite #106

Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: 516 292-0300

fax: 516 292-0650

 

 

20 Unqua Road

Massapequa, NY 11758

Phone: 516-799-9700

fax: 516-799-0134

 

drferrarasoffice@gmail.com

 

Hours

Hempstead:  Tuesday & Friday: 12pm-6:30pm

Saturdays: by appointment

Massapequa: Wednesdays by appointment

 

For Appointments

All messages are checked daily Monday-Friday.

Calls are returned promptly.

Appointments are confirmed via phone and email.

 

 

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