Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT)
Osteopathy is a highly developed system of diagnosis and treatment which emphasizes whole body approach and the structural integrity of the body. Osteopathy has been recognized worldwide as a treatment for back pain, but is also widely used for such condition as menstruation pains, headaches, digestive disorders and breathing issues.
The art of osteopathic manipulative medicine with its system of hands-on techniques helps alleviate pain, restore motion, support the body’s natural functions and influence the body’s structure to help it function more efficiently.
One key concept of osteopathic medicine is that structure influences function. Thus, if there is a problem in one part of the body’s structure, function in that area and in other areas may be affected. For example, restriction of motion in the lower ribs, lumbar spine and abdomen can cause stomach pain with symptoms that mimic irritable bowel syndrome. By using osteopathic manipulative medicine techniques (OMT), D.O.s can help restore motion to these areas of the body, thus improving gastrointestinal function, oftentimes restoring it to normal.
Another integral tenet of osteopathic medicine is the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Many of osteopathic medicines manipulative techniques are aimed at reducing or eliminating the impediments to proper structure and function so the self-healing mechanism can assume its role in restoring the person to health
* Introductory one hour session, which consists of a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing. Prices subject to change may not be combined with any other discounts, coupons or offers. Gratitude are not included. Additional local taxes and fees may apply.
There are several different types of techniques aimed at resolving a variety of issues. Osteopathic manipulation is applicable to all areas of the body and to virtually every illness and injury. Anytime the body is not functioning at its peak capacity, osteopathic manipulation may be used to help restore the body to normal and to help the person heal.
Here is a short list of conditions that can be assisted by an Osteopath (Doctor of Osteopathy or D.O. would perform the actual treatment) and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT):
- Lower & upper back pain
- Neck pain
- Disc injuries
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Headache and migraine
- Digestive disorders
- Period pain and irregularity
- Recurrent infection
- Asthma and chest complaints
- Stress, depression, and fatigue
- General ill health
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|25 min Osteopathic Manipulation
(6 or more sessions)
Successful treatment begins with comprehensive assessment of the patient, including the contribution of mental and emotional factors to the disease process. Evaluation of proper biomechanics is also considered, especially in cases of sports injuries or repetitive strain injury. Though most osteopathic physicians are trained to use thrusting maneuvers that resemble chiropractic, there are many other gentler techniques that also equally effective. The treatment experience will be different for each patient depending on the osteopathic technique chosen.
Some conditions may only require an initial consultation followed by 1-2 Osteopathic Manipulation sessions, other chronic conditions may required 5-6 visits after the initial exam and consultation. Extreme cases of chronic pain may require continuing maintenance treatments every 3-4 weeks. It is also important to note that injuries and problems that have been present for many months or years frequently take longer to address then just a few visits. Most patients complete their initial series of visits and then return every 3-6 months for maintenance session to promote general well being.
Since the services provided during an Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment are medically necessary and perform by a fully licensed physician, they are often partially or fully covered by insurance plans. Please check with our front desk to verify which part of OMT may be covered by your insurance.
Learn more about Osteopathy and Osteopathic Manipulation at the following web sites:
- American Osteopathic Association: Website of the osteopathic equivalent of the American Medical Association, and a great source of quality information about D.O.s and osteopathic medicine.
- American Academy of Osteopathy: Website of the academic body that oversees the practice of osteopathic manipulation in the United States, and a source of sound information about manipulation and osteopathy.