Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO’s) are trained doctors who view the different body systems as one large unit. While the body has its own way of healing, a DO can help the healing by using different techniques. These techniques are called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). A DO uses OMM to help get rid of pain and tightness in the different body systems, so the body can heal.
DO’s use Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) to put the body structures in the right place and help all the body systems function correctly together. OMM can be done on children of all ages. It can help with medical problems, ease pain, prevent illness, and let the body move more easily. Your child’s DO will do a full exam to make sure that OMM is right to diagnose and treat your child.
There are many medical conditions that can benefit from OMM. These include, but are not limited to:
While some OMM treatments can cause discomfort in the beginning, they should never cause pain. Some treatments may involve rubbing the muscles (Picture 1). Some may involve quick movements to help line up joints and bones (Picture 2).
It is important to remember:
Your child may be sore or have a little pain after the first treatment. This is a normal reaction. To relieve pain and get the best results from OMM, it is important to do these things after a treatment:
If you have any questions or cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please call:
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