Osteopathic Manual Therapy: treating the cause…
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a precise hands on therapy. This therapy not only treats the symptoms a patient may be experiencing, but also treats the area of the body that may be causing the symptoms. Treatments involve the use of a wide variety of manual techniques.
Throughout a lifetime (from birth to advanced age), the body faces many stresses and strains on a very regular basis. These can include (but are not limited to): physical, repetitive, mental, environmental, nervous, circulatory, immune, respiratory and digestive stresses. Although the body is quite capable of adapting to these stresses and strains, there may come a time when the adaptations are no longer sufficient…this is when pain, dysfunction and injury present with physical symptoms which can no longer be ignored.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy uses a holistic approach to thoroughly assess and treat the body as a whole. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners see the body and its’ various systems as being interconnected both physically and functionally. Therefore, the practitioner doesn’t simply “chase the pain” he/she considers all components of the body which may be associated directly or indirectly with the area of dysfunction.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy can assist with decreasing pain, managing present conditions in order to hold off or slow further degeneration, and support the maintenance of good health and overall wellness.
Most extended benefit plans cover the cost of Osteopathic Manual Therapy.