What is a DO?
Doctors of Osteopathy, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. DOs receive special training in anatomy and hands-on evaluation and treatment to address a variety of medical concerns. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, DOs offer patients the most comprehensive care available to detect, treat and prevent disease.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment or OMT?
OMT is a hands-on system DOs use to diagnose illness and injury and treat the whole person. OMT strengthens the musculoskeletal framework and addresses the circulatory, organ, lymphatic and nervous systems to treat the root causes of the disorder or symptom. Osteopathic treatments go beyond spinal alignment, utilizing gentle techniques designed to address abnormal physiology ad remove restrictions that prevent optimal health.
Is OMT like Chiropractic Manipulation?
Chiropractic adjustment is primarily concerned with normalizing the alignment of the spine to influence the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system. Although Chiropractic techniques have expanded somewhat in recent years, the vast majority of chiropractic adjustments are still of the thrust variety and may not be well-tolerated by certain patients.