OMT: INTerconnecting your body's systems
Osteopathic physicians understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. Instead of just treating your specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating you as a whole. They receive special training in the musculoskeletal system so that they better understand how that system influences the condition of all other body systems. In addition, DOs are trained to identify and correct structural problems, which can assist your body's natural tendency toward health and self-healing.
Nearly every day, medical science unveils new discoveries from brain scans to anti-cancer drugs. In the midst of these wonders, it's easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch. Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, Dr. Chappell and Dr. Edwards will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems.