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Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness -  - Sports Medicine Clinic

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness

Sports Medicine Clinics & Primary Care Physicians located in Pompton Plains, Jersey City, and Boonton, NJ

Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) is an alternative solution to help your body heal and restore normal function. Because structural problems can lead to a host of issues, including back pain, the team at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness provide OMT to treat many kinds of chronic and acute issues. Find out more by booking an evaluation at the Pompton Plains, or Jersey City, New Jersey, clinic location today. Schedule through the website or call the office nearest you directly.

Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulation therapy?

Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) isn’t a single treatment, rather, it’s a system of personalized evaluations and treatments to restore your body and bring you back to a state of optimal balance. Depending on your health and current symptoms, your doctor may recommend:

  • Myofascial release 
  • Soft tissue stretching
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine

Doctors of osteopathy have extensive training in manipulating your musculoskeletal system to restore your entire body to optimal health. 

Why do I need osteopathic manipulation therapy?

Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness provides osteopathic manipulation therapy to help with a wide variety of acute to chronic issues. Your doctor may perform osteopathic manipulation treatments if you have:

  • Arthritis 
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Back or neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Nerve pain

Osteopathic manipulation therapy is highly beneficial for improving blood flow and promoting healing for these types of conditions. But it’s also beneficial for restoring balance and treating health issues such as migraines, sinus problems, asthma, and more. 

What happens during osteopathic manipulation therapy?

When you come into Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness for your osteopathic manipulation therapy treatment, your physician talks with you about your condition and performs an evaluation to check for signs of muscle weakness, nerve damage, or pain.

They may incorporate several manual techniques throughout your OMT session. Some forms of osteopathic manipulation require you to lie on the exam table while your provider applies direct pressure to muscles and connective tissues, while other therapies incorporate high-velocity thrusting forces to restore joint motion. You may also be standing or sitting for portions of your treatment. 

Your practitioner also spends time teaching you stretches and exercises you can perform at home. With each passing week, you should start noticing that your symptoms are improving. 

How often do I need osteopathic manipulation therapy?

Your osteopathic manipulation therapy plan from Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness is tailored to your unique needs. Because this type of treatment is natural and noninvasive, it’s perfectly safe to undergo several sessions, as needed, to help you recover.

Your doctor may recommend osteopathic manipulation sessions about once a week for several weeks. But you may need more or fewer sessions, depending on your progress. 

Learn more about the benefits of osteopathic manipulation therapy by booking an exam at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness today. Schedule online or over the phone.