Developed 130 years ago by physician A.T. Still, osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing healthcare professions in the U.S. It brings a unique philosophy to traditional medicine by strongly emphasizing the inter-relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones and organs. Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or D.O.’s, apply the philosophy of treating the whole person to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease and injury.
OMT: Hands on Care
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 D.O. will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.