Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. Although often used to treat muscle pain, the treatment can also help patients with a number of other health problems indicated below.
What Is It?
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (Doctors) to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, Dr. Sellers moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.
As part of their education, Doctores receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, the body’s intricate system of muscles, nerves, and bones. This advanced training provides Doctors with a keen understanding of how the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others.
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, Doctors bring an important dimension to standard medical care.
Areas of Application
- Sinus disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Menstrual pain
- Muscle pain
- Treat structural and tissue abnormalities
- Relieve joint restriction and misalignment
- Restore muscle and tissue balance
- Promote the overall movement of blood flow throughout the body