Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy is a system of gentle manipulation used by osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) to correct joint and tissue abnormalities. Doctors of Osteopathy are fully trained and licensed physicians able to perform surgery and prescribe medications as needed.
OMT is based on the theory that the body’s systems are interconnected. Treatments address restrictions which limit a normal range of motion. The removal of restrictions restores physical and mental well-being, making it easier for a patient’s body to function normally and use its own recuperative powers more effectively.
Treatments can be beneficial for people of all ages in increasing mobility, reducing pain and dysfunction, as well as for a variety of conditions. These include, but are not limited to, the following: asthma/COPD; neck, back, hip and joint pain; carpal tunnel; cerebral palsy; headache/migraine; menstrual pain; muscle spasms; plantar fascitis; scoliosis, sinus problems; acute sprains and strains; TMJ; tennis or golfers elbow.
American Academy of Osteopathy: www.academyofosteopathy.org American
College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: www.acofp.org American Osteopathic