Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a DO and MD?

For those new to the medical industry, understanding the difference between a DO and an MD or Chiropractor can be confusing. A DO, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, takes a holistic approach, viewing all systems of the body as interconnected.

What can I expect during my first visit?

At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, our physicians are among the best in the country at OMT. We are committed to evidence-based best practice, ensuring that every treatment plan is rooted in science. When you visit our clinic, you can expect:

  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere where you feel valued and comfortable.
  • A thorough evaluation to define the root cause of your pain or dysfunction.
  • A personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
  • Empowerment to take an active role in improving your health and well-being.

Traditional approaches to pain management include steroids, invasive surgeries, and anti-inflammatory pain medication. Many times, those approaches don’t work, and they end up merely masking symptoms instead of fixing the problem at its source. This is why Restoration Osteopathic Medicine offers a more holistic approach. 

How can osteopathic medicine heal my injuries?

Our skilled providers may recommend OMT, a hands-on approach to realign injured bones and tissues. This technique, used in conjunction with traditional methods or as a standalone treatment, offers effective relief without the need for medication or surgery.

If you prefer to avoid medication or surgery, our team at Restoration Osteopathic Medicine is here to guide you. Discover personalized, holistic treatments tailored to your needs by contacting us today or scheduling an appointment online.

How can osteopathic medicine resolve my arthritis pain?

Conventional arthritis treatments are often designed to mask symptoms. But this approach doesn’t always address the underlying health problem. At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, your provider uses a holistic approach. They consider all of the underlying factors that may affect your condition.

This approach helps heal your entire body and reduce systemic inflammation. Your osteopathic care plan may also include natural methods for improving your health. Dietary changes or new exercise plans can help your body repair itself.

How can osteopathic medicine help me manage my medications?

While medication can be a valuable tool, it may not be your only option. Other treatments could provide the relief you’re seeking.Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) work with their patients to find lasting solutions for underlying health problems. Often, lifestyle changes or physical therapy can resolve stubborn symptoms without medication.

Can osteopathic medicine help my child?

Yes,  we provide pediatric osteopathic care. Your child may need medications, surgery, or various forms of therapy. During your consultation, your provider reviews your treatment options. They help you make an informed decision. If your child needs to see a specialist, the practice provides the necessary referrals.

How can osteopathic medicine make improve my athletic performance?

Osteopathic medicine views your body as a vast, interconnected system. Injuries in one area can affect physical function elsewhere. Your provider uses a holistic approach to improve your physical function and provide lasting relief.

Hear From 150+ Happy Patients

Thomas W.
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Not your NORMAL Witch-Doctor, rather a Proficient practitioner! Highly recommend her practice!
Marissa H.
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I was involved in a car accident in April 2022. Previously, I had given the good old effort of going to some pretty intense physical therapy. I continued to have severe neck and shoulder pain that affected my daily life. I visited both Dr. Works and Dr. Klein, but primarily was treated by Dr. Works. Her care, sensitivity to how you were personally feeling, physically, mentally, & emotionally was always her top priority. She genuinely is there to listen, provide medical treatment, and make you feel better. We steered doing trigger point injections and after my first round, I was sold. They helped my body just curb the pain and feel relief for longer periods of time. If I ever need any pain management care in the future I know that Dr. Works is just a call away. Thank you for getting my body to feel better, I appreciate you.
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I have recommended her practice to a couple of people. I have been with her for over five years. I appreciate she understands my body and my needs.
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I had a wonderful experience and have already referred a friend.
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I am very impressed with the urgency of the staff and Dr. Works for getting me in so quickly. Everyone was patient and helpful.
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From intake to first procedure the staff is extremely warm & polite . Dr. Works knows what she's doing. She extremely knowledgable & more then willing she explain any questions you may want to ask, & ver pleasant.
The Tinkerer's Wife
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The whole spirit of the clinic is very welcoming. From reception to clinicians it was professional yet happy! My care was thorough and well explained in detail using terminology that was understandable. I was asked throughout the procedure how I was doing, was I comfortable, but honestly felt almost nothing. Another thing I appreciated, being able to see what was going on with my knee during the process. This aids in my understanding and that helps me relax more and be partner in my healing. I'd been referred by a friend who gave them high marks, they were not wrong.
Janet Birgenheier
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I really like Dr. Klein and find him to be extremely knowledgeable with a wonderful bedside manner. However, the administrative staff needs improvement. In early July, my husband left a voicemail message wanting to make an initial patient appointment, and they never called him back. They claimed they did call back, but I think they called the wrong number. They described hearing a voicemail greeting that would never have been from my husband. Then recently they sent me a bill for two visits for which I had already made the copayments. When I called to question this, they said they hadn't yet applied my payments to my account. This was for visits in June and July! And, the person I spoke to didn't even apologize for sending an incorrect bill. They need to clean up their administrative procedures, which are unprofessional and sloppy.
Luke Loberg
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Dr. Works and her team are amazing!! I was struggling with repetitive use knee injuries from basketball and tennis and after just two sessions my knee soreness and pain is almost completely gone! The clicking in my patella tendons around my kneecap is completely gone and my knee feels just as good after a workout as it did before. Thank you so much ROM!!
Tracy Johnson
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Highly recommend! In addition to the actual medical benefit of osteopathic medicine working for me, the entire group of doctors and staff are FANTASTIC! They actually care about you and treat you as someone they want to help improve their health.
Peggy Sellers
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Such a positive business. From Penny to Dr Work and Quinn, all were very friendly, professional and made me feel very hopeful and very comfortable. No rushing through any of it and everything was fully explained with reassurance.Highly recommend this practice.
Tom Welka
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The absolute best experience with a physican that I have had in my 72 years . Tremendous chair side manner. Highly recommend her practice!
Nathalie Parker
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I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Works. I have had knee pain since my early years in high school. I have had Arthroscopic Knee surgery in both my knees. Lasted 30yrs. Started having pain and knees starting giving out again. Did some research and found Dr. Works and her reviews were amazing. She treats you with respect and did not start out with "You need to lose weight" speech. With every knee injection I received the more relief I got. I am here to say the shots do not hurt, you don't feel them. Dr. Works numbs the site before the injection. She is a truly a miracle worker.
Megan Andersen
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It is normally so hard to find such compassion and true medical expertise in one place! I love working with privately owned and operated clinics such a different experience then most of all else you can find in 2023 healthcare. Keep it the good work team! Your new Medical Assistant is an incredible addition to such a great team!

Our Location


Restoration Osteopathic Medicine 406 SE 131st Ave, Suite 109 Vancouver, WA 98683

Working Hours

Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed