What is OMT? OMT is a hands-on approach to assess the body for pain or restriction, which can indicate certain dysfunctions. OMT is a treatment method with the intent of restoring function. Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) perform OMT.
How does OMT help? OMT is used for musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunctions, but it also has a wide array of applications that involve other organs and medical issues.
How is a typical OMT visit structured? The physician obtains a focused history and performs a structural examination and assessment by palpation to identify restriction, tenderness, asymmetry, and skin changes. Using a wide array of OMT techniques the physician will then perform manual treatments to restore the body’s inherent function or range of motion.
Initial visits will take about an hour, and may involve one or more follow-up visits, depending on the severity and dysfunction. These visits are commonly covered by many managed care organizations.
OMT can help…
- Tension Headache
- Menstrual Pain
- Pain with Pregnancy
- Sinus Congestion
- Lower Extremity Edema (swelling)
- Back and Neck Pain
- Other Musculoskeletal Issues