Integrative Medicine
Osteopathic Manipulation
Restore balance to the entire body with “hands-on” medical treatments based on an in depth understanding of how the body works.

What is Osteopathic Manipulation?

Facilitate your natural healing with the Osteopathic Center’s light touch!

The world of medical science unveils new discoveries frequently; from detection machinery to preventative drugs. Amid all these exciting developments, it’s easy to forget the healing touch that patients really need for recovery. The Osteopathic Center hasn’t forgotten. The idea that your body can heal itself is nothing new. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) incorporates natural pain relief into traditional medical care.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine was created by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO in the late 1800’s and it has successfully developed into its own unique treatment method for any medical condition. Osteopathic manipulation can help people of all ages and backgrounds with its hands-on approach.  It has multiple benefits, which include easing pain, promoting healing, and increasing mobility. Beyond just treating muscle pain, OMM can also help with:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccydynia
  • Constipation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Pneumonia
  • Scapular Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tension Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

 

Manipulation techniques offered

OMM restores balance to the whole body. Oftentimes, one of our practitioners will work on many areas of the body to allow for the most effective healing. As a patient receiving this treatment, you may be a passive or active participant in the process depending on the particular condition treated. The provider may ask you to contract muscles or use breathing, but there are no quick movements performed at this clinic. Techniques performed at the Osteopathic Center allow the body to unwind and will progress for approximately three days after treatment.

There are numerous manipulation techniques we use on patients. Common forms of manipulation used in our office that a patient may encounter include:

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Neurofascial Release (NFR)
  • Counterstrain (CS)
  • Still Technique
  • Facilitated Positional Release (FPR)
  • Muscle energy (ME)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Articulatory