Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is used to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses, utilizes passive thrusting techniques, but also includes a variety of non-thrusting methods designed to affect muscles and soft tissues. OMT also optimizes blood circulation to maintain and restore health while other forms of manipulation tend to focus more on spinal misalignment interfering with nerve transmission.*
*Adapted from brochures distributed by the American Osteopathic Association, "Osteopathic Medicine" and "OMT: Hands-on Care". For more information on osteopathic medicine, contact: American Osteopathic Association, 142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. By phone: 1-800-621-1773 or on the web at www.aoa-net.org.