WHAT IS OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) describes the hands-on techniques osteopathic physicians utilize to treat patients of all ages. There are many different treatment modalities that can be used to address the musculoskeletal system, lymphatic system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and gastrointestinal system. OMT can be gentle enough to improve the condition of a newborn baby or an acutely ill patient in the hospital, but it could also be effective to treat an elite athlete. Each treatment modality, or style, is not needed for every patient, but there is typically at least one treatment style that any patient could benefit from. When incorporated into a personalized treatment plan, OMT is known as OMM, or osteopathic manipulative medicine.
At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center, skilled osteopathic physicians Dr. Matthew Barker and Dr. Melanie Gray are able to create customized treatment plans for individuals of all ages and needs to enhance their overall health and wellness. Located in Southlake and serving the surrounding areas of Midland, and Odessa, TX, our facility proudly welcomes individuals from all over the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Keller, Flower Mound, Grapevine, and Colleyville.
"We have had a great experience with Dr. Barker! Our newborn had a tongue and lip tie revised, and Dr. Barker worked with her to relieve restrictions. In three sessions, she has gone from a poor sleeper in constant discomfort to a happy, relaxed baby. He helped loosen up her tongue restrictions and she is nursing much better (and my pain is gone)! I highly recommend Dr. Barker."- K.P. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr. Barker has helped me turn my health around without the use of harmful medications. I was diagnosed with RA and didn't want to take the meds with horrible side effects. He has helped get my RA under control, I am off my cholesterol and blood pressure meds. He has helped with hormone treatment which has improved my life tremendously. And at the young age of 60 I feel fabulous thanks to Dr. Barker."- C.F. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Barker is a very friendly, thorough, and talented provider. I’m very satisfied with the pain relief I’ve experienced from his treatments."- L.C. / Google / Jan 05, 2020
"I brought my 3 month old son in to see Dr.Barker and I am ecstatic over how great he was with my son. He was very professional and informative. Since I had my baby he has been very uncomfortable with being in a car seat and I’m almost immune to him screaming when I put him in. Today was the first time that I put him in and he did not cry and actually fell asleep. I could cry from happiness. Thank you Dr. Barker!!!"- J.H. / Google / Nov 22, 2021
"She is the best doctor I ever had"- R.W. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2021
THE FOUR TENETS OF OSTEOPATHY
When it comes to osteopathic medicine, there are four main principles that help our skilled physicians design personalized treatment plans to improve your overall health.
- A person consists of mind, body, and spirit.
- Inherent to each individual is the ability to self-regulate, self-heal, and maintain wellness.
- The structure and function of the human body are directly related to each other.
- Comprehensive treatment is one that integrates each of the above tenets into the care of an individual.
OMM For Pregnancy, Newborn, and Toddlers
We look for areas of restriction throughout the body and use many different treatment modalities to restore normal structure and motion.Read
Origins of Osteopathy
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) encompasses hands on medicine that osteopathic physicians use to treat patients.Read