Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a hands-on therapeutic approach used by osteopathic physicians to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide range of health conditions. Rooted in the philosophy that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself, OMT involves gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to restore balance and promote optimal function. Osteopathic physicians use their hands to apply techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance to address areas of tension, restriction, or dysfunction within the body.

OMT can be beneficial for various musculoskeletal issues, including back pain, neck pain, and joint dysfunction, as well as other conditions such as asthma, migraines, and digestive disorders. By addressing underlying structural imbalances and enhancing the body’s self-healing mechanisms, OMT aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall health and well-being. Osteopathic physicians undergo extensive training in OMT as part of their medical education, enabling them to integrate this holistic approach into patient care alongside other medical interventions.

Also see: kinesiology taping, percussive therapy and chiropractic table with rollers