Osteopathic physicians look at the person as a whole, instead of just treating specific symptoms. They understand that the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects each other. They receive special hands on training in the musculoskeltal system to understand how to balance and treat the body’s interconnected systems.
Through Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, Osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury while encouraging your body’s natural tendency toward self-healing. Osteopathic physicians use diverse techniques to achieve movement in muscles, joints and other tissues. Techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance are used to help alleviate pain, promote healing and increase mobility.
OMT is not only effective in treating muscle or joint pain, but it is also beneficial for patients with other health issues such as asthma, carpal tunnel, migraines, and menstrual pain. Utilizing OMT is important because it is able to complement - even replace - medications or surgery used in standard medical care, lowering overall healthcare costs for the patients.
Osteopathic Medicine offers a distinct approach to patient care. Osteopathic physicians believe the body is capable of self-healing and sometimes all patients need is a healing “touch”. For more than 100 years, D.O.s have been utilizing the most modern advances in technology and medicine while utilizing their eyes to see the whole person, their ears to truly listen to their patients, in combination with a unique hands on approach to diagnose and treat illness.
Dr. Kelner and her team utilize Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to treat alleviate muscle or joint pain, while promoting sufficient healing and increasing mobility. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment can also help provide relief for patients with asthma, arthritis, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual pain, headaches, sports injuries, ear infections and much more. In many cases, OMT can be used to complement, or even replace drugs or surgery.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) are fully licensed physicians that practice medicine in all 50 states and in every medical specialty. Similar to M.D. (Medical Doctors), they perform surgeries, deliver babies and prescribe medications in hospitals and clinics across the country. While M.D.s and D.O.s have many things in common, Osteopathic physicians offer a distinct approach to patient care. For more than 100 years, D.O.s have been utilizing the most modern advances in technology and medicine while utilizing their eyes to see the whole person, their ears to truly listen to their patients, in combination with a unique hands on approach to diagnose and treat illness.
Through the hands on treatment with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), D.O.s are able to effectively diagnose injury and illness, alleviate pain, and promote healing through the body’s natural ability to heal itself. OMT allows D.O.s to balance the body’s interconnected system of muscles, nerves, and bones that leads to overall improvement of health. D.O.s utilize a holistic approach, looking at the whole person, while trying to treat the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. They encourage their patients to develop attitudes and lifestyles that prevent illness before it happens! These “extra touches” embody the D.O.s philosophy of medicine.
Nearly anyone can receive osteopathic manipulation, including infants and senior citizens. Our team can help determine if Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment may be right for you during your consultation.