top of page

Do you need OMT?

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) is a hands-on form of manipulative medicine. For simplification, many folks liken it to chiropractic. Though there are dozens of osteopathic techniques and approaches, most are gentle and rely on using your body's own muscles to help things move back in place.

Without going into a lot of philosophy behind Osteopathy (see previous post,) let us discuss conditions for which patients have had success after treatment with osteopathic manipulation.

  • Low back pain and sciatica

  • Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

  • Asthma/COPD

  • TMJ

  • Arthritis and joint pain

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Headaches, tension and migraine

  • Sinus issues

  • Abdominal pain and bowel issues

  • Ankle puffiness and swelling

  • Safe in pregnancy for pain and discomfort

  • Safe and children for common conditions like ear infections

In addition, a lot of patients “just feel off.” You feel a tightness, tug, pull, pinch, catch—to name a few. There is no name for these conditions, no test, no x-rays; these seem to do well when we just listen to your body and use osteopathic manipulation to restore balance and alignment.

Who should not have OMT?

Many conditions prohibit patients from receiving osteopathic manipulation and/or certain types of techniques. These conditions are, but not limited to, bone tumors, bone infection, Osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Down syndrome. There are many more conditions that may be prohibitive in some way, so please consult your physician.

How do I get OMT?

Please call or come by the office if you’re interested. If you become a member, we would love to incorporate these techniques as a core tenet of your primary care; adjustments are included in the membership for no additional fee. If you have a good primary care already and interested in incorporating these techniques as a complementary therapy, please follow the link where you can register for a consultation and three adjustments.


bottom of page