Correcting structural problems to empower healing
The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and osteopathic medicine focuses on empowering that healing ability by improving musculoskeletal position and function. Like functional integrative medicine, osteopathic medicine takes a holistic healthcare approach, looking at how the different systems of the body can affect one another.
What is a doctor of osteopathy?
Osteopaths are licensed physicians with a specialized training in identifying and correcting musculoskeletal issues that may undermine the body’s natural ability to heal itself from injury and illness. They treat the body as a wholly integrated system.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)
A form of non-invasive manual medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment includes many hands-on techniques typically associated with physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and myofascial release treatment. These include joint manipulation, spinal alignment, stretching and deep tissue work.
Conditions that may benefit from osteopathic treatment
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Headaches & migraines
- Menstrual pain
- Recovery after surgery
- Recurrent infection
- Spinal degeneration
- Sports injuries