Osteopathic manipulative treatment or OMT is hands-on care. It involves using manual manipulative techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints through stretching, gentle pressure, or resistance. Physicians that are trained in OMT are doctors of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic physicians receive more than 200 hours of specialized hands-on training in the musculoskeletal system beyond the conventional training of an MD. Osteopathic physicians help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but also help prevent disease and restore health.
Along with medication, physical therapy, activity, diet, weight loss, stretching, and other modalities, OMT can help people’s bodies function at their highest potential. When OMT is used in conjunction with other treatment methods, such as those above, it can help decrease the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms, as well as increase overall levels of discomfort.
To schedule an OMT appointment, check with your primary care physician for a referral. If you do not have a primary care physician, please click here to find a doctor who is right for you.
Once you have received your referral, please contact one of our 3 OMT locations listed below to schedule your initial osteopathic consultation. Online scheduling for OMT appointments are unavailable at this time, and patients are encouraged to call the clinic to schedule.
The initial consult with referral is 60 minutes and it includes osteopathic evaluation and treatment. If no referral (or Medicare), initial consult is 30 minutes osteopathic evaluation only and, if deemed appropriate, a separate 30 minute visit.
Most insurance plans cover osteopathic manipulative treatment; however, please call the location where you wish to be seen, and the office will verify insurance information. If your insurance is not accepted, you will be offered discounted cash prices for the number of regions treated.
For more information, visit the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) website.