Osteopathic manipulative therapy or OMT is an advanced form of hands-on care. It is usually performed by Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O. or osteopath) and is useful for easing pain, promoting healing, increasing mobility and treating asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, as well as muscle and back pains. OMT can complement and in some instances even replace the need for medications and surgery. It can be complementary to other forms of manipulation and alternative therapies as well.
Like MDs, DOs are fully licensed physicians that provide a full range of services from prescribing medications to performing surgery. DOs typically have a unique approach to practicing medicine by looking at the whole person when determining the diagnosis and not just the symptoms. This comes from the belief that the body is a dynamic unit of function, has self-regulatory mechanisms, and structure and function are interrelated at all levels. DOs have an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.
Dr. Stephanie Aldret DO
Regional Primary Care Physicians