If you’ve researched alternative medical care, you may have come across osteopathic manipulation or manipulative treatment (OMT). It’s a set of hands-on techniques that osteopathic physicians use to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury. They use it in conjunction with, or sometimes instead of, medication and surgery. Dr. Darryl George is an osteopathic physician, and he practices OMT in Roseburg and Beaverton, Oregon. Are you keen to learn more about this complementary approach? Call the practice and schedule an appointment today.
The musculoskeletal system is an intricate arrangement of muscles, bones, and nerves. Each one affects the other. When you experience tightness and restriction in the nerves and muscles, it can lead to other health issues.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is a technique Dr. George uses to move the muscles and joints. It incorporates stretching, resistance, and gentle pressure to adjust and correct any restrictions or limitations in your range of motion. It’s a unique approach to patient care, founded on key principals and thinking that includes:
Dr. George finds that osteopathic manipulation can complement, or even replace, medication or surgery. He uses this technique to enhance the patient care he provides.
Dr. George uses osteopathic manipulation techniques to support his patients in many ways, including:
Dr. George has years of experience in delivering osteopathic manipulation to patients to support their overall health and well-being.
One of the most common uses of osteopathic manipulative treatment is pain management. It can treat conditions associated with muscular pain, such as lower back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain.
Some lesser-known conditions that osteopathic medicine can treat include:
It may surprise you the conditions Dr. George can treat using osteopathic manipulation. Speak with him about your health and see if it’s an appropriate option for you.
Osteopathic manipulation can help increase rib cage capacity and improve diaphragm function. A more efficient diaphragm allows patients with asthma to clear their airways more fully and to experience a more effective respiratory cycle.
Osteopathic manipulation is a core function of Dr. George’s integrative approach to patient care. When you partner with him, rather than receiving just traditional medicine or just complementary therapies, you benefit from a combination of the two to address your health problems at their source and treat the body as a whole. Call the practice today to schedule an appointment.