OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment)

Your healing journey, in the hands of experts

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment is hands-on care that uses stretching, gentle pressure and resistance to improve circulation and decrease pain. OMT is performed by specially trained Osteopathic Doctors.

OMT can help:

  • Muscle strain or joint pain
  • Sinusitis, pneumonia and other respiratory infections
  • Constipation
  • Some headaches
  • Other conditions

It can also promote healing and restore normal range of motion and overall mobility. Our OMT program is available to established RiverStone Health Clinic patients.

OMT is usually used with other treatments, such as physical therapy, medications or surgery. It promotes your body’s natural tendency to self-heal. The therapy is safe for patients of all ages and for pregnant women.

OMT is different than massage and chiropractic treatment. Osteopathic Doctors are medical doctors who receive special training in the interconnection and manipulation of nerves, muscles, and bones. They work with deeper structures than massage therapists, manipulating muscles, bones and joints.

OMT promotes healing and restores normal range of motion and mobility.
What to Expect

OMT often involves several visits. Your job during treatment is to relax. You should wear comfortable clothing. After visits, you may feel some soreness, as you would after a workout.

While OMT cannot guarantee relief, if your pain comes from muscle or soft tissue problems, OMT may help you feel better and have less pain.

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