Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a patient focused, hands-on therapy that mainly works on the musculoskeletal system. The spine holds our bodies together and it is also the connection to health throughout the entire body. Osteopathy as a practice was founded Andrew Taylor Still in 1874.The practitioner will identify, assess, and manipulate the body using a gentle, hands-on approach that aims to rebalance the body’s natural functions. Manual practitioners will spend many years developing a sensitive touch in order to help them diagnose and treat the patient’s condition.

Some of the specific techniques that are used by Osteopathic Manual Therapists include: Myofacial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Muscle Energy Technique.

Osteopathic Manual Therapy can provide relief for various issues (please note this list not exhaustive):

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic muscle or joint inflammation
  • Digestive issues