Melissa Ventimiglia, D.O. treats infants with cranial osteopathic manipulative medicine who have feeding issues, torticollis, cranial asymmetry, reflux and colic. She also lectures to and works closely with many lactation consultants in NYC.
Dr. Ventimiglia has advanced training in osteopathy and functional dentistry using the Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) appliance. She utilizes a team approach with dentists and myofunctional therapists as child and adult patients undergo treatment with ALF.
Dr. Ventimiglia treats many adult patients with various musculoskeletal and neurologic presentations, such as neck/back pain, migraine, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), arthritis, stenosis, lymphedema and joint issues. She treats patients during pregnancy and will conduct postpartum house calls for new mothers and newborns if requested.
Dr. Ventimiglia received her degree, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, at NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) in 2001. She completed a Traditional Osteopathic Rotating Internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY in 2002 and Neuromuscular Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY in 2004. She is board certified in NMM/OMM.
Dr. Ventimiglia rejoined her alma mater, NYITCOM, as an Assistant Professor in 2007. She leads workshops and teaches medical students during hands-on OMM laboratory sessions. She also teaches pediatric residents at Coney Island Hospital through monthly lectures focusing on applying osteopathic diagnosis and treatment in babies and children in the acute setting. Dr. Ventimiglia teaches physicians and students in cranial osteopathic manipulative medicine serving as teaching faculty for the Osteopathic Cranial Academy and the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation.
Dr. Ventimiglia has been in private practice since 2004. She practices on the Upper West Side in New York City and in Forest Hills, Queens. She treats patients of all ages with traditional Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Dr. Ventimiglia lives in Queens with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys cooking, swimming, meditation, and when time permits she loves to travel.