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Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Questions and Answers

What is osteopathic manipulative therapy?
Osteopathic manipulative therapy or OMT is a set of hands-on techniques your Onyx Direct Care specialist uses to diagnose, treat, and help prevent illnesses or injuries. Using special techniques like stretching, resistance, and gentle pressure, they manually manipulate your muscles and joints. OMT is safe and effective for patients of all ages.

​What are the benefits of osteopathic manipulative therapy?
​Receiving OMT can offer you numerous health benefits, including:

  • Stress and anxiety relief

  • Less tension

  • Chronic pain relief

  • Faster healing of injuries

  • Increased mobility

  • More energy

  • Improved range of motion

OMT is a holistic treatment that can eliminate the need for addictive pain medicine or invasive surgery after an injury. It’s similar to massage therapy as it helps improve musculoskeletal function and your overall quality of life.

What should I expect during osteopathic manipulative therapy?
​Prior to osteopathic manipulative therapy, your Onyx Direct Care provider reviews your medical history and symptoms. They examine you and might recommend blood or imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to determine if you have an injury or disease associated with chronic pain.
During treatment, you lie down on a comfortable table while your doctor manipulates muscles and joints with their hands or special equipment. Techniques they may use include:

  • Muscle energy

  • Articulatory

  • Counterstrain

  • Cranial-sacral therapy

  • High velocity-low amplitude

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Myofascial release

Osteopathic manipulative therapy can reduce muscle tension, break up scar tissue, and relieve pressure on irritated nerves.

What happens after OMT treatment?
​After osteopathic manipulative therapy, you might feel relaxed and maybe a little sore the next day. Over time, you should experience less pain, better mobility, and faster healing after an injury. 
Your Onyx Direct Care provider may recommend a series of osteopathic manipulative therapy sessions or additional holistic treatments, such as physical therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, to help you achieve the most desirable outcome. 
As a direct primary care practice, Onyx Direct Care doesn’t bill insurance companies, so you simply pay for each individual session, or you can sign up as a member for a set monthly fee at a discounted price for osteopathic manipulative therapy and other innovative treatments.
Don’t let chronic pain or stiffness ruin your quality of life when simple, holistic treatments are within reach. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with the specialists at Onyx Direct Care to learn more about osteopathic manipulative therapy.

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