What is Osteopathy?

At the heart of osteopathy is in the recognition of the body’s ability to heal itself, with some help. Therefore, when assessing the patient, the osteopathic physician considers the body as an integrated unit, comprised of multiple complex functions and interrelated structures.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) involves a wide variety of techniques applied to the neuromusculoskeletal system. These techniques can be applied to the joints, their surrounding soft tissues and fluids, muscles, nerves and membranes (fascia). It is intended to be used in conjunction with treatment from a primary care physician. OMM is not limited to any specific individual strain, or disease process. Anyone can benefit from OMM, as it addresses the neuromusculoskeletal or mechanical components of a disease, or complaint.