Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Medical Services is privileged to have doctors of osteopathy. Osteopathic doctors receive training similar to that of medical doctors with additional training in osteopathic principles and practices. As one of their modality options, doctors of osteopathy can use their hands to diagnose injury and illness and to administer manual treatments referred to as osteopathic manual treatment (OMT). Osteopaths can focus on the neuromuscular system and perform manipulations to treat a wide range of problems. Our osteopaths focus on problems such as neck pain, back pain, tension headaches, shoulder pain, rib cage strain, and hip pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Osteopathy is sometimes confused with chiropractic as both use manipulations to treat patients.

To see one of our osteopaths for OMT, you must be referred by a primary care clinician from Medical Services.

Each condition is unique and requires assessment by a clinician who may also determine if a referral to a specialist is required. Students who are eligible can receive a total of five sessions for OMT during their enrollment at Columbia Health.