Dr. Tim Manahan’s Approach for Osteopathic Services

My primary goal with new patients is to get a diagnosis. Many of my patients with chronic musculoskeletal problems have seen multiple heath care partitioners, but they are still not quite sure what is wrong with them. I spend a lot of time reviewing biomechanical anatomy and pathology with my patients so that they are clear about why they are having the pain. This understanding helps people with the home exercises because they can visualize which muscles they are working on. Besides spending time on the home exercise program, I will often discuss nutritional aspects of pain and inflammation and whether supplementing or going on an anti-inflammatory diet is the right approach. Many of my patients with chronic pain also have irritable bowel problems and it is important to address food sensitivities and the diet as a part of the healing process since 70-80% of the immune system (which causes inflammation) is around the gut…

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Our office is conveniently located at 201 Main Street in Westbrook, Maine. Our location is a 10 minute drive from downtown Portland and a 5 minute drive from Exit 48 off of Interstate 95. We look forward to seeing you!



A D.O. is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, which is similar to a medical doctor (M.D.) in some ways. Both have four years of undergraduate education, then four years of medical school with multiple board examinations before graduation.



Osteopaths are uniquely situated to provide a wide range of treatments for many health problems. Learn more about our focus and about the conditions that we most commonly see and treat here at The Coastal Osteopathic Center.


What’s Next?

Once you have scheduled your initial appointment with Dr. Manahan through speaking with one of staff members, we request that you fill our Patient Initial Evaluation Form. Please complete this form and bring it with you to your first visit.