Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, also known as OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by specialized physicians to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. OMT is the idea that tightness and restriction in your nerves and muscles can be caused by or lead to other problems. During therapy, Dr. Zach Egger moves the patient's joints and muscles using techniques such as resistance, stretching, and gentle pressure.
Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments
Treatment from an osteopathic doctor is primarily used to increase overall mobility, ease pain, and promote healing for people of all ages and backgrounds. Treating muscle pain is the most common concept OMT is used for but can be beneficial for many other health problems, such as:
- Sinus disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Menstrual pain
- Low back pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome