Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) involves hands-on manipulation to gently free areas of the body that have restricted motion. Treatment involves respect for the tissues as they are moved to more free motion through the use of several different techniques tailored for each specific patient problem. Some techniques used include:

• Muscle Energy
• Soft Tissue
• Deep Articulation
• Facilitated Positional Release
• Cranial Osteopathy
• Visceral Organ Techniques
• High Velocity, Low Amplitude
• Myofascial Release and Unwinding
• Counterstrain

Many of these techniques are described in more detail in the About Osteopathic Medicine section. Several other musculoskeletal tools may be suggested such as hot packs, NMES, tennis balls, foam rolls, etc.