Osteopathic manipulative treatment ( OMT) is hands-on care. Many of our providers are Doctors of Osteopathy ( DOs), who in addition to learning all other medical disciplines, receive training in manual treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
The osteopathic medical philosophy is defined as health care that embraces the unity of the living organism’s structure( anatomy)and function ( physiology). Osteopathy is based on these principles:
1. The body is a functional unit( body, mind and spirit)
2. The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms to defend and repair itself
3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
During your OMT visit, the physician will move your muscles and joints using gentle pressure, stretching and resistance allowing for relief of muscle spasm, improved range of motion and reduction of pain.