What is a D.O.?
To become an osteopathic physician (D.O.), an individual must be a graduate of one of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools. Applicants to osteopathic medical schools have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, have completed specific science courses, and taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) just as applicants to allopathic (M.D.) medical schools. Read more »
Doctors of osteopathic medicine are trained in a comprehensive approach to medical care. They understand how all the body's systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems. Read more »
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
OMT is used in conjunction with other treatment modalities (medication, physical therapy, injections, and sometimes surgery) to relieve musculoskeletal pain associated with a disease and/or to hasten your recovery from illness by promoting blood flow through tissues. Read more »
How Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment differs from Chiropractic Therapy
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. Read more »