What is OMM/OMT?

“OMM” is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
“OMT” is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

D.O.s (Doctors of Osteopathy) are trained to use their hands to diagnose and treat “somatic dysfunction,” which is defined as an altered relationship between the body’s interrelated parts (such as bones, muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and lymphatics). These techniques are designed to work closely with the body to encourage healing. Sometimes they can improve the efficacy of or completely replace the need for pharmaceuticals.

  • There are a variety of techniques that can be employed depending on what type of somatic dysfunction an individual has. Some examples include:
    • Functional Technique
    • Cranial Technique
    • Muscle Energy Technique
    • Counterstrain
    • Balanced Ligamentous Tension
    • Myofascial Release
    • Articulatory Technique
    • Still’s Technique
    • Facilitated Positional Release

  • What kind of conditions can be helped by OMM? Many things! Several examples are below:
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Muscle spasms
    • Headaches/Migraines
    • Sinus issues 
    • Infantile Colic
    • Plagiocephaly
    • Torticollis
    • Reflux
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Asthma

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