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New England Family Osteopathy

TJ Macari, D.O.

New England Family Osteopathy is an osteopathic medical practice specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). As an osteopathic physician, TJ Macari, D.O. strives to bring a hands-on approach to health and healing, treating patients at all stages of life, from newborns to seniors with a variety of medical conditions. TJ is currently accepting new patients.

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Family First!

Dr. Macari believes that all children benefit from osteopathic treatment as soon after birth as possible. For that reason, New England Family Osteopathy is proud to offer all newborn babies (under 3 months old) a complimentary initial evaluation and treatment. For more information, please see this video (, starts at 0:40) featuring Dr. Macari during his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital. Please call 781-245-0843 for an appointment!


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic Medicine is a traditional “hands-on” diagnostic and therapeutic science. Pioneered in the late 1800's by a medical doctor named Andrew Taylor Still, Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to the treatment and healing of the entire patient. It is based on three main principles:
1. The body is a whole dynamic unit of function and anything done to one part can affect the other parts. 
2. The body has the ability to heal itself, with an inherent therapeutic power and constant drive toward health. 
3. There is an interrelationship and interdependence between structure (anatomy) and function in the human body, and knowledge of the details of that structure allows the Osteopathic physician to effect changes that no pill can achieve.


TJ Macari, D.O.

Dr. Macari is a Board Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/ Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine (OMM/NMM) specialist. He received his undergraduate degree at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He graduated medical school from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, where he also completed an academic teaching fellowship and received a Master's degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Macari completed a residency program in OMM/NMM at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. 
Dr. Macari has studied with leading osteopaths in the country and continues to take advanced training courses in osteopathy. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the Cranial Academy, and the Massachusetts Osteopathic Association. 
Dr. Macari was raised in Reading, MA and attended St. John's Prep High School. He is also a 15-year veteran of the Pan-Mass Challenge, riding for team Miles for Mary. He lives in Reading with his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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