Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - OMM
Osteopathic manipulative medicine, or OMM, is hands-on care, performed by an osteopathic medical doctor. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMM, your osteopathic physician (D.O.) will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. OMMs range from light pressure on the soft tissues to high-velocity thrusts on the joints.
Osteopathy also pioneered the techniques that have become known as craniosacral therapy, which is now practiced in a variety of different disciplines. Craniosacral therapy is the gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull. This therapy can result in a restoration of balance to the whole system.