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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

What is Osteopathich Manipulative Treatment? 

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (DOs) to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, a DO moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

As part of their education, DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, the body’s intricate system of muscles, nerves and bones. This advanced training provides DOs with a keen understanding of how the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others.

When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, DOs bring an important dimension to standard medical care.

Benefits of OMT

OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. Although often used to treat muscle pain, the treatment can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:

  • Asthma

  • Sinus disorders

  • Sleeping disorders

  • Migraines

  • Menstrual pain

  • Muscular and joints pain

  • Postural problems

  • Digestive issues

  • and many more...

Who benefits for OMT? 
People of all ages, from newborns to senior adults, can benefit from osteopathic manipulative treatment. Based on a person's age and medical conditions, physician will adjust his techniques to provide appropriate treatment. 
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