Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
Dr. Heather Cribbs brings the perspective of an osteopathic approach to medical care and is skilled in providing osteopathic hands-on therapies in addition to standard primary care health and disease management.
Osteopathic medicine not only considers the body alone, but it takes into consideration the strong connection of the body, mind and soul. We are not just a sum of our parts, but rather an integrated system of our body, mind , soul environmental and social conditions that coalesce and contribute to our health status. Osteopathic medicine addresses the physical and mental well being including all of these factors.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
Who can benefit from OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often use to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems.
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care.