Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is used to treat dysfunction and pain in the body’s muscles, joints, and nerves. OMT involves the correction of your body’s structure in order to reduce pain and improve function. By stretching and moving your body and applying pressure to your muscles, your doctor (typically a doctor of osteopathic medicine or DO) can manipulate your body in a way to make it heal faster while reducing your pain during the healing process. By properly aligning your body so that your bones are balanced properly, you’ll be able to recover sooner.

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Treats:

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
  • Sacral dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Common musculoskeletal issues in pregnancy
  • Otitis media
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Cranial-sacral manipulation

OMT is often used to treat many different conditions and also as a tool in routine medical care for common illnesses like pneumonia. Ideal candidates for OMT range from infants to those of advanced age. If you think you may benefit from OMT, talk to your doctor about whether this therapy could be a good fit for you.

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