Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

“Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated into the training and practice of osteopathic physicians. With OMT, osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose illness and injury and to encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health.”(American Osteopathic Association, 2010)

Sometimes referred to as “adjustment,” OMT involves physically manipulating the spine into proper alignment, thus reducing the pressure on the muscle groups and joints. As the pressure is reduced, so is the pain level.