WHAT IS OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT?
While osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is often thought of as "new-age," these techniques were originated over a century ago and have been practiced, improved upon, and optimized for the men, women, teens, and children of today. At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center in Southlake, TX and serving the surrounding areas of Midland and Odessa, Dr. Matthew Barker and Dr. Melanie Gray offer diverse OMT techniques for people of all ages and needs. These techniques can be incorporated into any kind of specialized treatment plan to enhance your overall health, reduce pain, address certain illnesses, and make life enjoyable again.
CANDIDATES FOR OMT
The wonderful thing about osteopathic manipulative treatment is that it's gentle and effective enough for nearly everyone, regardless of age and physical condition. This is because each treatment plan is carefully designed by your osteopathic physician and optimized to target your concerns. Some conditions and areas of the body that can be improved with a customized OMT session include:
- General pain in the back, neck, arms, legs, hips, pelvis, and jaw
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports injuries
- Asthma and chronic lung disease
- Sinus problems
- Swelling in the fingers and toes
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Feeding difficulties in newborns
- Plagiocephaly (misshapen head in newborns)
- Ear infections
- Muscle tightness
HOW DOES OMT WORK?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment involves the use of the hands and advanced manual techniques to diagnose and address different areas of the body, relieving pain and improving overall wellness. OMT techniques vary, depending on the patient's unique issue and situation. Certain approaches can be applied to help men, women, and children at every stage of life. Some difficulties and circumstances that can be improved with OMT therapy consist of:
- Pregnancy- and postpartum-related pain
- Early childhood illnesses or discomfort
- Helping babies with latching issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Kids and teens who are active in the performing arts (such as music, dance, and more)
MANUAL MEDICINE CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
When you suffer from chronic pain or other conditions that cause intense discomfort, it can bring your life to a major halt. However, thanks to tried-and-true manual medicine with a contemporary twist, our team at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center is able to get to the root cause of your issue and reduce (or even eliminate) your pain and address a range of disorders. Osteopathic manipulative treatment can be a key component in any program for people of all ages seeking total wellness and overall body harmony. To learn more about this effective and revolutionary approach to care, get in touch with our office in Southlake, Midland, and Odessa, TX and schedule your consultation with Dr. Barker or Dr. Gray.
Support for Oral Appliances and Orthotics
There are many dental related conditions that OMT can of great value which is why Dr. Barker collaborates with several local dentists.Read
Origins of Osteopathy
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) encompasses hands on medicine that osteopathic physicians use to treat patients.Read