Osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) aka Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), is a “hands on” approach to diagnose and treat injury and illness. OMT is performed by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (or DO), and is a very special way for the physician to help heal the patient. Both Dr. Patel and Dr. MacPherson are DOs.
Doctors of osteopathic medicine believe that all the systems in the body work together and affect each other. As part of their training, Osteopathic Physicians receive extra courses in the Musculoskeletal System. This helps them to further understand your bodies muscles, bones and nerves to allow for alternative therapies to help with pain or other conditions.
Although most people seek OMT for pain, it has been proven to show benefit in a wide variety of conditions. Specifically in pediatrics, we use OMT to help with infantile colic or fussiness, constipation, sleep concerns, torticollis or head shape concerns. Also, it can be very beneficial for chronic headaches or migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and sports related injuries or pain.
Dr. MacPherson is currently accepting patients for OMT appointments. Give us a call or send us an email to find out more!