Ostheopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT)

Medical Services is privileged to have Doctors of Osteopathy (DO). Osteopathic doctors as they are sometimes referred to, receive similar training as medical doctors (MDs) with additional training in osteopathic principles and practices. As one of their modality options, doctors of osteopathy can use their hands to diagnose injury and illness and to administer manual treatments referred to as osteopathic manual treatment. Osteopaths can focus on the neuro-muscular system and perform manipulations to treat a wide range of problems. Here in Medical Services, the doctors practicing OMT focus on such problems as neck pain, back pain, tension headaches, upper back muscle spasms and strains, rib cage strain and hip pain. 



Are these doctors chiropractors?

No. Osteopathy is sometimes confused with chiropractic as both use manipulations to treat patients. 

Do all doctors of osteopathy practice OMT?

NO. Nationally, Osteopaths fill about 25% of residency positions in allopathic hospitals like MDs. Here at Medical Services there are DOs and MDs. The DOs who practice OMT are especially privileged and credentialed to practice OMT here. 

How do I schedule an appointment for Ostheopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT)?

To see one of our DO for OMT  you must be referred by a primary care clinician from medical services.

How many treatments will it take to resolve my problem?

Each condition is unique and requires assessment by your clincian who may also determine if a referral to a specialist is required.  

Last updated April 18, 2014