Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment Specialist Q&A
If you are looking for a place where osteopathic manipulation treatment is offered, then contact The G Spa in San Francisco, CA, and get treated for your pain. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 490 Post St, Suite 1703, San Francisco CA 94102.
Table of Contents:
What is a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy)?
What is osteopathic manipulation?
Who needs osteopathic manipulation treatment?
What does osteopathic manipulation treat?
Osteopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating health conditions through the massage and manipulation of the muscles, joints, and bones. Osteopathic manipulation treatments use hands-on techniques that involve resistance, stretching and gentle pressure to achieve tissue healing. These methods can restore form and function to an injured or damaged area without relying on surgery or medications.
A doctor of osteopathic medicine, sometimes referred to as a doctor of osteopathy, (commonly abbreviated as DO) is a fully trained physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine. These doctors believe that all the systems in the bodywork together and have a delicate, interconnected relationship. While focusing on the body, mind, and spirit as part of one interconnected system, a doctor of osteopathy practices osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a type of medicine that includes hands-on treatments. Although they are licensed to treat a full range of health conditions, DOs have special training in healing the musculoskeletal system. DOs do not just treat symptoms, but instead use a holistic approach, focusing on treating the person as a whole to understand the cause of their symptoms. DOs evaluate:
• Activity level and exercise habits
• Mental and physical health
• Sleep habits
• Stress levels
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), sometimes called osteopathic manipulative therapy or osteopathic manipulation, is a hands-on treatment method used in osteopathic medicine. Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) use OMT to treat a wide range of health conditions, including mechanical pain (soft tissue or bone pain caused by structural imbalance). DOs also use OMT to diagnose and prevent disease as well as to help the body function optimally. DOs apply gentle pressure to manipulate the joints, muscles, and soft tissues by using several OMT techniques. By ensuring that the bones and muscles are aligned and balanced properly, the treatment encourages the body to heal itself.
Osteopathic manipulation treatment can help people of all ages and backgrounds and is used to ease pain, promote healing, increase mobility and improve range of motion. Although often used to treat muscle pain, osteopathic manipulation treatment can also help patients with a variety of other medical concerns, including:
• Sinus disorders
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Menstrual pain
Osteopathic manipulation treatments can also help:
• Treat structural and tissue abnormalities
• Relieve joint restriction and misalignment
• Restore muscle and tissue balance
• Promote the overall movement of blood flow
Osteopathic manipulation treatment is also beneficial for those who do not want to undergo surgery or use prescription medications to temporarily treat symptoms.
Osteopathic manipulation is a versatile treatment that can address a wide number of health concerns and common ailments, including:
• stress injuries
• sports injuries
• pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and knees
This non-invasive and medication-free treatment option comes with few risks and eliminates the side effects associated with medications and surgery. Because it is a straightforward procedure, it can be performed in many different environments, such as an in-office setting. Experience with these treatments enhances a physician’s overall diagnostic skills, allowing them to deliver a higher level of care. In addition to this, osteopathic manipulation treatments can be administered safely in combination with other medical treatments to improve outcomes and reduce healing times.
The G Spa is dedicated to providing you with all of your osteopathic manipulation treatment needs. Our medical professionals are experienced providers of osteopathic manipulation treatments and can help you address your medical concerns without relying on medications or invasive procedures. Call us today to book an appointment for osteopathic manipulation treatment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 490 Post St, Suite 1703, San Francisco CA 94102. We serve patients from Mill Valley CA, San Rafael CA, Marin CA, Burlingame CA, San Mateo CA, Oakland CA, and San Francisco Bay area. We look forward to serving you!