Osteopathic manipulation, or osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), involves the use of hands to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and illnesses.
What is osteopathic manipulation?
Osteopathic manipulation, or osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), involves the use of hands to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and illnesses. Osteopathic physicians conduct these treatments and during your appointment, a physician will move your joints and muscles using stretching techniques, resistance and gentle pressure.
What can I expect during treatments?
During your appointment, your osteopathic physician will implement a number of different techniques. A soft tissue massage puts pressure on your muscles and stretches them out. With a muscle energy technique, you will move your muscles in one direction while your physician moves them in an opposite direction. Myofascial release therapy works to put gentle, firm pressure to release the tension in the layer of connective tissue around your muscles, organs and bones (the fascia). With osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine, your osteopathic physician will apply light pressure to your cranium (skull) to stimulate healing.*
Who benefits from osteopathic manipulative treatments?
OMT can be helpful for everyone. Many people schedule sessions to ease their pain, increase overall mobility and promote healing.* It can be used to help patients who suffer from:
- Muscle pain*
- Carpal tunnel syndrome*
- Sinus disorders*
- Neck pain*
- Shoulder pain*
- Knee pain*
- Menstrual pain*
Some people have also found that OMT can compliment or replace surgery and medicine.* Not everyone benefits equally from these treatments, but if you do find it to be helpful for you, it can be an important compliment to standard medical care.* Research shows that many people have benefited from OMT.* If you suffer from lower back pain, you may find that you’ll need less pain killers and time off from work.*
Schedule an appointment in Spokane, Washington
To get osteopathic manipulative treatments in Spokane, schedule your appointment online today! The team at Jamison Family Medicine uses OMT to promote healing in the body. Give us a call at (509) 319-2430 to find out how we can help you!
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.