From the AOA site, osteopathic.org:
"Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance."
"OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems..."
"When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care."
From Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California:
"Osteopathic physicians are specially trained to perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat the patient, giving particular attention to joints, bones, muscles, and nerves. OMT is employed to relieve pain and discomfort and, even more importantly, it assists your body's ability to heal itself."
Here at Vineyard Health, I focus on soft tissue techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy, counterstrain, cranial osteopathy, ligamentous balancing, lymphatic drainage, and overall balancing the body and tissues. I treat pain and dysfunction to restore vitality and health.
Make an appointment to experience hands-on treatment for optimal health and healing. Whether it's a short series of visits, or a long-term program for wellness, we can coordinate a plan that works for you.