Osteopathic Manipulation

Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Health located in Denver, CO
Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic Manipulation services offered in Denver, CO


Osteopathic manipulative medicine involves specific physical movements that help your body function better. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, offers a unique whole-person approach to preventing and treating illness and injury. Call the Denver, Colorado, office or click on the online scheduling tool to set up your appointment today.

Osteopathic Manipulation Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulative medicine?

Osteopathic manipulative medicine is a hands-on treatment that balances the body and activates internal healing properties. 

As an osteopathic doctor, Dr. Michopoulos has specialized training in the musculoskeletal system, including your body’s muscles, joints, bones, and nerves. That advanced knowledge helps Dr. Michopoulos address your issues precisely while enhancing your bodywide health.

Dr. Michopoulos combines osteopathic manipulative medicine with integrative health care for a well-rounded whole-person approach. This approach (biodynamic osteopathy) treats your body, mind, and spirit in a fully integrated way. Many patients have experienced truly transformational results. 

What conditions does osteopathic manipulative medicine treat?

The most common osteopathic manipulative medicine application is for acute or chronic pain. It can also help with other injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Sinus infections
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraines

Osteopathic manipulative therapy can also address many other health issues. Many patients find that osteopathic manipulative treatment helps them manage pain without narcotics.

How does osteopathic manipulative medicine work?

Dr. Michopoulos starts sessions with a physical exam and discussion regarding your needs and goals. Every osteopathic manipulative medicine treatment session is unique, but they generally involve moving parts of your body or manipulating body tissues as you lie fully clothed on the treatment table.

During your treatment sessions, Dr. Michopoulos uses gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance. The treatment doesn’t hurt, but you may feel pressure sometimes. Dr. Michopoulos may ask you to breathe in and hold your breath for brief periods during the treatment. 

Many patients find osteopathic manipulative medicine relaxing and may even doze off during treatment sessions. 

What is the goal of osteopathic manipulative medicine?

Osteopathic manipulative medicine relieves your current issues while promoting better overall health. The treatment increases your circulation, supports healthy nerve function, and improves lymphatic drainage. Altogether, the goal is enhanced whole-body health.

What should I do after osteopathic manipulative medicine sessions?

Dr. Michopoulos will give you directions after your session. Generally, you can return to your routine but should avoid strenuous exercise for a full day. Be sure to stay well hydrated as this helps flush toxins from your body after treatment. 

Do you want to learn more about osteopathic manipulative medicine? Call Dr. Michopoulos or click the online booking link to make your appointment today. 

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