About Us

Who is Dr. Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown is a published osteopathic physician specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine.  He graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in northern California and then completed a three-year internship and residency program in neuromusculoskeletal/osteopathic manipulative medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY.  He is currently in private practice in the Bay Area, with offices in Albany, San Francisco and Novato, and is adjunct faculty at Touro.  Dr. Brown’s treatment approach is specific to each patient and includes osteopathy in the cranial field, balanced ligamentous techniques, and biodynamic osteopathy, among others.  He treats infants, children and adults.

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathic medicine is a branch of medicine founded in the United States in the 1800’s [by the physician Andrew Taylor Still].  It is a complete system of health care based on knowledge of how anatomy and physiology affect the body’s function.  It involves hands-on treatments by trained physicians directly on patients’ bodies to help remove restrictions, strains, old trauma patterns, and the detrimental effects of injuries.  


Osteopathic physicians are fully licensed physicians and have the full scope of medical practice available to them.  They attend four years of medical school followed by a residency in a medical speciality of their choosing.  Their degree is titled D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy).  While most osteopathic physicians go on to practice in more conventional fields such as family practice, pediatrics, neurology, or psychiatry, some D.O.s specialize in osteopathic manipulative medicine, which is the hands-on treatment and medical body work originally envisioned as osteopathic medicine in its founding years.