Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy is performed by osteopathic physicians (also called doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs) who practice the full scope of modern medicine like medical doctors (MDs). They have a whole-person approach to treatment and care, with special training in the connection between the body's nerves, muscles, and bones.
Osteopathy is sometimes confused with chiropractic care as both use manipulations to treat patients.
Morningside/Manhattanville students who have paid the full Columbia Health and Related Services Fee are eligible to receive OMT.
You must be referred by a primary care provider from Medical Services to see our osteopaths for OMT.
Each condition is unique and requires assessment by a clinician who may also determine if a referral to a specialist is required.
Eligible students can receive a total of five sessions for OMT at Columbia Health.