Osteopathic manipulative treatment is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury or illness. This treatment moves muscles and joints using techniques including gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance.
Osteopathic manipulation can help people of all ages and backgrounds. Treatment is used to ease the pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. Commonly, osteopathic manipulation is used to treat muscle pain.
One of the keys to osteopathic medicine is the idea that tightness and restriction in your nerves and muscles can be caused by or lead to other problems. Our physicians are trained to use their hands to gently move patient’s joints and tissues to correct any restrictions in their range of motion.
Studies show that people with low back pain who get osteopathic manipulation needed fewer painkillers and days off work and away from their normal daily life, compared to those who didn’t have the treatment.