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Osteopathic Manipulation | Boynton Beach, FL

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, an osteopathic physician will move your muscles, joints, and fascia using a variety of techniques often including stretching, positioning, pressure, resistance, and gentle articulation.

- Osteopathic Manipulation Styles -

Examples of conditions treated with OMT:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ
  • Joint pain (hip, wrist, shoulder, ankle, finger, etc)
  • Sinus disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Lymphedema
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • COPD

Styles of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)

Muscle energy

Is performed by employing alternating cycles of contraction and subsequent relaxation utilizing a neurologic reflex resulting in improved range of motion in the joint.

Myofascial release

A gentle soft tissue technique using multiple approaches to address fascial strain patterns.

Strain-Counterstrain

Considers dysfunction as a continuation of a strain reflex and treats by positioning a body part or region in the position of greatest ease or comfort, a good choice after an acute injury such as a motor vehicle accident (MVA).

HVLA (high velocity low amplitude)

HLVA (high velocity low amplitude) is a technique which employs a quick, targeted force traveling a short distance within the anatomic range of motion of a joint and engaging the restrictive barrier to elicit release of restriction.

Lymphatic pumps

Various techniques aimed at encouraging improved lymphatic flow

Articulatory

Rhythmic oscillation of a body part or region to promote the release of a restricted area

FPR (facilitated positional release)

A body part is placed in a indirect position to decrease tension’s then an activating force such as compression or distraction is employed to the gently move the joint through its restriction.

Still Technique

Similar to FPR except the manipulation begins in a neutral position versus an indirect

Cranial-Sacral Osteopathy

Subtle manipulation of the sacrum and cranial bones to restore optimal function of nervous system.