Del Mar Integrative Medicine & Med Spa
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a set of hands-on techniques that osteopathic physicians (DOs) use to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, a DO moves a patient's muscles and joints using stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance techniques.
As part of their education, DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, the body's intricate system of muscles, nerves, and bones. This advanced training provides DOs with a keen understanding of how the body's systems are interconnected and how each affects the others.
When appropriate, OMT can complement and even replace drugs or surgery. In this way, DOs bring an important dimension to standard medical care.
Through OMT, physicians manually apply a specific amount of pressure to different regions in the body. These techniques can help:
● Treat structural and tissue abnormalities.● Relieve joint restriction and misalignment.● Restore muscle and tissue balance.● Promote the overall movement of blood flow throughout the body.