What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, OMM, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. While a small portion of OMM techniques include high velocity treatments similar to the “cracking” you might think about when you think about a chiropractic adjustment, the majority of approaches osteopathic physicians learn are much more gentle and subtle, and that is where Dr. Cremin focuses her practice. Patients have described the treatments as similar to a gentle massage and generally find them relaxing.
Who Can Benefit?
OMM is very gentle and can help people of all ages and health conditions, including newborns, children, and the elderly. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMM is often used to treat muscle or joint pain, but it can also help patients with a number of other conditions such as:
When appropriate, OMM can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMM brings an important dimension to standard medical care. It is very safe and can be used in cancer patients and in the post operative setting to help improve and speed healing and reduce pain.
What Can I Expect During a Treatment?
Osteopathic physicians (DOs) treat the body as a whole, diagnosing and treating symptoms by isolating the source, and therefore, the actual cause of the symptoms. After diagnosis, Dr. Cremin will use gentle manipulation and healing touch, in addition to conventional medical practices, to correct bone, joint, soft tissue, and muscle misalignments.
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