Osteopathic medicine is a patient-focused approach to health care that takes into account every aspect of the patient, including his or her physical, personal, and spiritual well-being. Understanding that the body is more than just a sum of its parts, osteopathic physicians (DOs) assist the patient’s innate capacity to heal by addressing the interrelationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones, and organs.
For any medical condition, osteopathic physicians understand that each individual expresses health and disease differently and that the absence of disease does not imply the presence of health. Therefore, osteopathic physicians are trained to recognize changes in body structure that alter function, which may contribute to “dis-ease.”
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is the therapeutic application of manual techniques by an osteopathic physician to address the changes in body structure to improve physiologic function. OMT moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, palpation, gentle pressure and resistance, and high-pressure or rapid, forceful manipulation.
OMT is often used to treat muscle pain, but it can also help provide relief for patients with asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, and migraines.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) aims to treat muscles and joints to relieve pain, promote healing, and increase overall mobility.
At Phoenix Integrative Medical Center, we incorporate conventional medicine modalities with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to provide you with the most comprehensive medical care to promote overall health and well-being.
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