Meet Seth

Seth Linn

Seth Linn, D.O.M.P. (CAN)

 

Seth’s Journey Towards Osteopathic Practice

I have always believed that health is a very individualized experience that must extend beyond the absence of pain and disease. Health, in its best representation is like an ocean, powerful, peaceful and far greater than what meets the eye. It should reflect a certain calm and confidence, and also include a sense of inherent joy, trust, faith, courage, hope, desire, and a deeply held belief of being free to live one’s life fully, with love, free expression, and a deep held sense of well-being.

Originally focused on Pre-Med and Physical Therapy studies, I entered the Osteopathic field quite by fluke. In 1986 I observed an Osteopathic Physician named Gary F. Gordon relieve an injured patient in the most considerate and effective way imaginable, through the application of a very specific and gentle human touch. His explanation of how he’d relieved her pain interested me so much that I changed my academic direction, accepted a position in his clinic, and trained for three years as a student-intern and Osteopathic Aide.

Over the course of 11 years, I mentored and practiced as an Osteopathic Aide under the direct supervision of Doctor’s Gordon D.O.,M.D., Carbone D.O., Patterson D.O. and ultimately, Dr. Gary Gramm D.O., the Executive Director and past President of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California. Under the exclusive direction of these four outstanding Osteopathic Physicians, I developed my manual skills and gained extensive clinical knowledge in the field of Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Rehabilitation and how Traditional Osteopathic Medicine can be best applied in conjunction with both Primary Allopathic and Integrative Medicine.

In 2003, I pursued my Osteopathic degree and completed advanced Cranial Osteopathy training under Alain Gehin, author of the “Atlas of Manipulative Technique for the Cranium and Face,” furthering my understanding of complex cranial and neurological disorders stemming from the brain and spinal cord. During my studies, I was fortunate to undertake Pediatrics training with Viola Frymann D.O., an Icon and innovator in the field of Pediatric care and early childhood development. Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, and global concepts in Osteopathic Philosophy were obtained during the 5-years of studies under the direction of Philippe Druelle D.O., founder and CEO of the 6 Traditional Osteopathic Colleges located in Canada and Europe. Additional training provided by Robert Rouse D.O., addressed Functional Emergency Treatments, while specific Osteopathic Manual Medicine Technique rounded the core of my Osteopathic training under the gifted heads and expertise of over 40 seasoned Osteopaths. Encompassing over 2350 individual manipulative techniques, I have been trained to understand complex semiology and differential diagnosis, addressing the interactive aspects of structure and function, as well as the neurological and fluidic balance essential for auto-regulation and the restoration of health.

Since completion of the core 5-year program in April of 2008, I invested 3 years into completing a clinical thesis, studying the effects of Osteopathic Manual Medicine on symptoms of Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (PNE), a painful and disabling pelvic pain syndrome affecting both men and women. Following the successful defense of my thesis in June of 2011, I have continued post graduate studies, placing emphasis on better understanding endo-cranial spasms and trans-generational lesions, long considered a potential source of deep seated patterns of emotional, spiritual, neurological and vegetative dysfunction.

 

Credentials & Experience

Graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Vancouver BC.

Graduate of the College D’ Etudes Osteopathiques, Montreal QC.

Seth Currently practices Traditional Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Normalization and Biodynamic Osteopathy in Mill Valley, CA.

Professional Associations

•Member of the American Academy of Osteopathy
•IAHP-International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

Skills and Qualifications

Osteopathic Manual Medicine, General Osteopathic Technique, Strain-Counterstrain, Muscle Energy, Bio-Dynamic Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Advanced Cranial Protocol & The New Medicine, Visceral Normalization, Mechanical Link and Neurolink. Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice, 2011

Articles and Books Written

The effects of Osteopathic Manual Treatment on symptoms of Pudendal Nerve Entrapment. A Chronological Quasi-Experimental study. June 2011.
Honorable mention – Montreal Osteopathic International Jury.

Curriculum Vitae and History

Seth Linn; D.O.M.P. (CAN) Osteopathic Manual Medicine Private Practice – Present- Mill Valley, CA

Assessment and treatment of chronic and complex disorders related to structural disorders, bio-mechanical pain, inflammation, organic, visceral and neurological disease processes.

Clinic Director/Traditional Osteopath  Present – Stillpoint Center for Functional Medicine
 – Sacramento, CA

Assessment and treatment of chronic and complex disorders related to structural disorders, bio-mechanical pain, inflammation, organic, visceral and neurological disease processes.

Clear Center for Health – October 2012 – February 2014. Mill Valley, CA

Splitting time between Sacramento and Mill Valley practices, Seth provided Traditional Osteopathic Manual Medicine services in coordination with Integrative Medicine Specialists, MD’s and ND’s, Biological Dentists and other specialty healthcare affiliates. Seth presently maintains an associate/consulting relationship with Clear Center of Health.

Osteopathic Student Practitioner/Osteopathic Aide, Jan 2003 – Dec 2009. 1722 J Street, Sacramento CA
Assessment and treatment of chronic and complex disorders related to structural disorders, bio-mechanical pain, inflammation, organic visceral and neurological disease processes. Development of Thesis protocol and clinical case management Protocol for treatment and management of Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome.

Osteopathic Aide for Nita Patterson DO, Gary Gramm DO Loomis Medical Clinic – Jun 1989 – May 1997. Loomis, CA

Provided supervised Osteopathic Manipulative care in two large Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation settings. Became well versed in management of complex pain syndromes, Neuro-Vascular entrapment syndromes as well as bio-mechanical disorders as they related to injury and postural compensation.

Osteopathic Physician Aide for Gary F. Gordon DO/MD. Joseph Carbone DO. December 1986 – June 1989. Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Preventive Medicine / Gordon Research Institute

Internship and training as Osteopathic Physician Aide. Operated under direct supervision of two Osteopathic Physicians specializing in Preventive, Integrative and Functional Medicine, Chelation Therapy and the application of Osteopathic Principles in Practice, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuro-Muscular Medicine