A 27-year-old member asked:
what is osteopathic therapy exactly?
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
Manual Therapy: Osteopathic therapy (osteopathic manipulative medicine) is a set of manual medicine techniques that may be used to diagnose illness and injury, relieve pain, restore range of motion, and enhance the body's capacity to heal. It is used by osteopathic physicians in conjuction with other tools of modern medicine (prescription medicine, surgery, etc.).
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Manipulative medical: Omm is osteopathic manipulative medical treatment.
As physicians, osteopaths refer to their assessment and application of manual techniques as treatment not therapy.
There are multiple modalities / styles of treatment under the heading of omm. The main division being whether the techniques are direct or indirect in the application...
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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