Nearly every day, medical science unveils new discoveries from brain scans to anti-cancer drugs. In the midst of these wonders, it's easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch. Osteopathic physicians haven't forgotten.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
Who Can Benefit From OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:
carpal tunnel syndrome
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care.
OMT News & Updates:
@osteopathicphysicians Facebook Post from August 29th, 2017:
"A woman brought her 14-month-old child with infantile idiopathic scoliosis to the OMT clinic after Risser casting was unsuccessful at reducing the spinal curvature. Improvements after OMT were remarkable, with no scoliosis after 11 OMT sessions over 14 months.
Read the full case report at http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2652672."