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Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) right for me?

Osteopathic physicians haven’t forgotten the power of healing touch. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is care and treatment that involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses and injury. Using OMT, an osteopathic physician can move muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

Dr. Kristin Ramsey

Dr. Kristin Ramsey

Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

OMT can help people of all ages. Such treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is used to relieve muscle pain and help patients with asthma, sinus
disorders, carpal tunnel, migraines and menstrual pain. This treatment can complement and even replace drugs or surgery and adds an important dimension to standard medical care.

Using OMT, a doctor can effectively treat the muscles and joints
to relieve pain and encourage the body’s natural healing processes.

As part of their education Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine receive special training in the musculoskeletal system and the body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones. Using OMT, a doctor can effectively treat the muscles and joints to relieve pain and encourage the body’s natural healing processes.

By combining the latest advances in medicine with OMT treatment, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine offer patients with the most comprehensive care available. During the OMT treatment you will feel stretching and pressure on your muscles. The doctor may move your muscles in a specific direction. They use gentle but firm pressure to release tension in the fascia, which is the layer of connective tissue that surrounds bones, muscles and organs. OMT can be used for people of all ages, and has been a safe and effective way to help ease pain in women during the third trimester of pregnancy.

~Dr. Kristin Ramsey

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss if OMT is right for you, please call our office at 757-488-3333 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramsey. Dr. Kristin Ramsey is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She specializes in pediatrics and women’s health.

Article seen in November’s The Shopper Magazine.

 

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