Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
Osteopathic manipulation therapy, also referred to as OMT, is an advanced non-invasive treatment for those who are suffering from chronic pain, migraines, joint pain, and more. This effective treatment method is performed by our osteopathic physicians, who are experts in their field.
About Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) is a tried-and-true method of treatment for chronic pain, joint pain, and more. We encourage you to learn more about OMT and how it can benefit you below.
Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) is a cutting-edge, hands-on treatment that is performed by Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) This treatment involves the manipulation of muscles and tendons within the body to prevent illness and reduce pain in the treated areas. OMT also optimizes blood circulation in order to maintain and restore good health.
OMT is used in a similar fashion to chiropractic techniques, as patients most commonly turn to OMT to reduce pain in the back, joints, muscles, or tendons. We often recommend patients who are suffering from back pain to consider OMT as a treatment option. OMT is also a safe and effective treatment method for the following common conditions:
- Bowel issues
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Menstrual pain
- Sinus disorders
Your OMT treatment will likely begin with a structural exam, or an assessment of your posture, spine, and balance. Your board-certified doctor may use their fingers to palpate your back and limbs, checking your joints for restriction or pain. Your physician may also check your muscles, tendons, and ligaments for signs of inflammation.
Using a variety of thrusting and non-thrusting OMT techniques, your physician will apply specific pressure to your body’s affected areas, treating structural abnormalities (like scoliosis), relieving pain and discomfort caused by joint restriction, and more.
It’s important to note multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
There are many benefits of receiving OMT treatments from the osteopathic experts at Family Practice Center, PC, including the following:
- Non-invasive, effective treatment
- Reduces chronic pain
- Lessens joint pain and discomfort
- Relieves back pain
- Addresses structural abnormalities, like scoliosis
- No downtime or recovery period
Locations That Offer Osteopathic Manipulation
Family Practice Center, PC is proud to offer OMT at the following locations conveniently located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.
Douglas S. Buffington, DO
Jeffery J. Dunkelberger, DO
- Harrisburg – Londonderry Road
Brian F. D’Eramo, DO
Jessica A. Ward, DO
- Harrisburg – Colonial Road
Minh H. Nguyen, DO
- Harrisburg – Commerce Dr
Amy L. Zellers, DO
Lawrence G. Cox, DO
Benjamin L. Stewart, Jr., DO
Donald Dangle, DO
Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy in Central Pennsylvania
If you are suffering from back pain, joint pain, or feel you need a boost in your preventive care, we encourage you to consider treatment in the form of osteopathic manipulation therapy. This treatment is a great hands-on approach to relieving pain and discomfort, in addition to promoting good general health. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call the office location nearest you, or make an appointment using our convenient online appointment request form.