Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

The goal of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is to restore motion and balance to affected areas of the musculoskeletal system. With balance, fluid and healing elements can return to the area and the toxic byproducts of injury can be drained away. OMT’s mission is to not only relieve musculoskeletal pain associated with a disease but to also hasten your recovery from illness by promoting blood flow through tissues.

Prior to using OMT, your physician will complete a comprehensive medical and structural exam to assess your medical issues and complaints. Your physician will then use his/her fingers to palpate the affected areas. He/She will also check your joints for restriction and/or pain during motion as well as check your muscles, tendons and ligaments where tenderness, restricted motion and/or hypermobility can signal a problem.

D.O.s can detect changes in tissue, however small, that signal injury or impairment.Once the examination is complete, your physician will integrate this information with your medical history and a treatment plan can be established.Your physician may then use a variety of osteopathic techniques to apply manual forces to your body’s affected areas. The techniques are designed to treat structural abnormalities and relieve joint restrictions and misalignments.

The techniques include High Velocity Low Amplitude, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Treatment, as well as several others. These techniques are chosen based on location of injury, age of patient, overall health of patient, provider proficiency, and ultimately patient comfort level.


Conditions commonly treated with OMT include:


Orthodontic Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, Malocclusion, Advanced Lightwire Functional Appliance (ALF) dental appliance combination treatment


Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Chronic Ear Infections, Chronic Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Throat Pain, Tinnitus


Bedwetting, Prostatitis, Urinary Incontinence


Dizziness and Vertigo, Head Trauma, Migraine Headaches, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post-MVA Inertial Injury [Whiplash], Seizures, Visual Disturbances, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease


Kyphosis, Lordosis, Postural Imbalances, Scoliosis


ADD, ADHD, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Colic, Developmental Delays, Failure to Thrive, Learning Disorders, Otitis Media [ear infections], Plagiocephaly [misshaped head], Spitting Up, Strabismus [Crossed-Eyes or Lazy Eye], Sucking Difficulties


Back Pain, Groin Pain, Varicose Veins, Prevention of Labor Problems


Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Frequent Colds, Recurrent Sore Throats


Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Joint or Muscular Pain

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