Have you heard of Osteopathy before? If your doctor recommends to you to get an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, do not fret! It is not a complex surgical procedure.
The treatment is a hands-on technique whereby your Osteopathic manual prectioner, uses their hands to treat or prevent illness or injury. Methods applied by the DOMP (Diploma in manual osteopath) will include stretching, resistance and even applying gentle pressure to move your muscles, tissue or joints.
Some of the techniques used by the DOMP may include:
- Applying light pressure on your skull to stimulate your healing process
- Stretching or applying pressure on your muscles
- Using gentle yet firm pressure on the connective tissue surrounding your organs, muscle, bones, etc.
DOMP can use of hands to move tissue and joints so as to correct any restrictions you may have in your range of motion. Studies show that patients who received DOMP and had migraines, felt less pain, needed less medicine and had few headache days than those who didn’t.
Who can receive OMT?
This treatment bases itself on the idea that if you have restriction or tightness of muscles or nerves, it may lead to or be caused by other problems. The primary purpose of the treatment is to relieve your pain.
Sometimes you may need to combine OMT with other forms of treatment such as surgery or medication. You may seek Osteopathic Care if you have any of the below conditions:
- Menstrual Pain
- Knee problems
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder problems, etc.
We at Northpark Rehabilitation Center, we have qualified DOMP , who will give you a specialized treatment plan just for you to enhance your healing process.