Stephen Cavanaugh D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician.
A D.O or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine is a fully licensed physician who has the training to practice in ANY and ALL medical specialties, but in addition has unique training in gentle hands-on treatment.

Dr. Cavanaugh specializes in this unique part of Osteopathic Medicine and provides treatments to patients using Osteopathic Treatment and Cranial Osteopathy.

Stephen is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and holds a Certificate of Cranial Proficiency from the Cranial Academy.

There are a variety of conditions which may be helped by this type of treatment starting as early as birth and going up through adulthood.

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Stephen Cavanaugh has been practicing Osteopathic Medicine and Cranial Osteopathy in Seattle since 2002. What he values most about his practice is offering the wonderful gift of Osteopathy and its healing benefits to patients. It gives me great joy to assist patients tangibly in their healing.


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We first began osteopathic cranial/sacral treatments with our son as an infant; he suffered from colic at six weeks of age and would cry for hours in the evening. Our pediatrician said there was no treatment and he would outgrow it eventually. With one cranial sacral treatment he was peaceful and sleeping quietly through his early evening sleep time. After a couple more treatments he slept stretched out symmetrically and never had a colic episode again. Our entire family comes to see Stephen Cavanaugh and he has helped heal ear infections, back and neck injuries, and maintain the cranial health for all of us. My son is now seven and sleeps ten to eleven hours every night to this day. We hardly ever visit our pediatrician – in fact, only every two years, for the “well child” check. I highly recommend Stephen to infants and adults.
Shawn M. R.

Stephen is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, holds a Certificate of Cranial Proficiency from the Cranial Academy, and is Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.