What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

We are proud to now offer Osteopathic Manual Therapy treatments!  Constantine Karampelas is currently completing his Diploma of Manual Osteopathic Therapy and is offering this service at a student rate.

 

About Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Practitioner performing osteopathyThe word “osteopathy” is derived from two Greek words meaning “bone” and “dysfunction”.  The founder of this modality chose the name to illustrate how the structure of the skeleton is vital in correct function of the body’s systems, and how misalignment of the bones can cause dysfunction.

Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) focuses on the assessment and treatment of the body’s structure, whether it is related to the pelvis, spine, peripheral joints, visceral organs, nervous or venous systems.  Practitioners use hands-on manipulations to the joints and organs, and gentle oscillatory movements to correct dysfunctions.  In addition, they will provide advice regarding exercises, diet and lifestyle to boost the body’s own healing abilities.  By restoring proper mechanics to an area, the practitioner allows the normal flow of fluids and improves function, which will help to reduce pain and restore normal activity.

 

What Can OMT Treat?

OMT can help if you are experiencing issues such as:

  • headaches
  • neck and back pain
  • sports injuries, concussion
  • injuries from motor vehicle accidents
  • repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow
  • TMJ and jaw dysfunction
  • joint or muscle pain
  • pre- and post-natal support

 

OMT optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself, and is drug- and surgery-free.  Some of the many benefits include:

  • pain relief
  • increased range of motion and circulation
  • reduced stress and tension
  • better posture
  • trauma healing
  • hormonal balance

 

Please visit the Treatments tab to view pricing and more information for these services.