Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) involves a variety of techniques based on an ideology developed by Andrew Taylor Still. Like many other manipulation techniques, osteopathic manipulation uses the hands to pinpoint the cause of pain. The clinician will move the muscles and joints, stretch the muscles, apply gentle pressure, and use resistance to locate the troubled area. They will also move the body part into a position where painful spots are relieved and help release the tightness in those muscles. These techniques aim to treat myofascial tissues, a thin layer of strong, connective tissue that wraps our bodies from head to toe.
Who uses osteopathic manipulation?
Osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors are among the physicians who use osteopathic manipulation.
What is osteopathic manipulation used for?
Osteopathic manipulation focuses on muscle pain, and treats back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal issues. It is also used for sports injuries, stress injuries, and some type of headaches. Treatment is suggested to reduce pain, increase mobility, and promote healing.
Treatment with osteopathic manipulation technique:
Through osteopathic manipulation, the body may go through the healing process faster. Osteopathic manipulation treatment claims to maintain health and restore the body back to normal functions.