Osteopathic medicine helps relieve suffering and restore optimal body function by combining a physician’s knowledge of internal medicine with hands-on treatments to align the body correctly and activate the innate healing forces within each person.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (DOs) to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, a DO moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, DOs bring an important dimension to standard medical care.