Osteopathic manipulative medicine is one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in the United States. Developed over 130 years ago it focuses on the inter-relationships of the body and applies a medical philosophy to treat the whole person. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, believe that all of the body’s systems, including the nervous and musculoskeletal system, work together and that disturbances in one system may impact function elsewhere in the body. This leads to a strong emphasis on the nerves, muscles, bones, and organs and a hands-on approach to medicine.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. OMT physicians use their hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, our osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
OMT requires a referral from your physician.
Who Can Benefit From OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:
- sinus disorders
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- menstrual pain
With our trained team in Sports Medicine injuries and rehabilitation, we offer rehabilitation care for injured athletes at all levels to get them back to their maximum performance potential quickly, including:
- High school or college athletes in all sports
- Tennis players
- Other Recreational athletes
- Post-surgical rehabilitation