Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

A gentle hands-on approach to pain relief and overall health and wellness, without medication.

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:

  • Asthma

  • Arthritis

  • Sinus disorders, like sinusitis or chronic sinus infections

  • Recurrent ear infections

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Anxiety

  • Menstrual pain

  • Sciatica

  • Chronic low back pain

  • Chronic neck pain

  • Fibromyalgia

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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Dr. Cremin has been integral in my health journey. I had been dealing with digestive issues for years with no diagnosis or relief until I began seeing Dr. Cremin. She really listens to her patients and will continue to work to find answers. Also with the knowledge of OMT and acupuncture, Dr. Cremin is a treasure to have in your health corner.

Kirsten K.

Dr Cremin is the first doctor that really listened to my daughter and I, helping us to get to the root of our ailments rather than masking them with medication or ignoring them. After my first OMT session with her following a leg injury, I’m even more positive that we’ve finally found a fantastic doctor. Even if our insurance changes, we won’t be leaving her practice.

Patient Verified

Dr. Cremin is amazing! She is knowledgeable, intuitive and she never gives up. I have been seeing her for chronic pain for three years and my husband now sees her for back issues. He said he doesn’t know what she does, but she works magic! She is also treating me for a multiple of issues with acupuncture. We have complete faith in her. Terry and Gina are exceptional — warm, caring and so accommodating. They are treasures!

John & Lillian K.

Any variation from the health has a cause, and the cause has a location.  It is the business of the osteopath to locate and remove it (the cause), doing away with disease and getting health instead.

— A. T. Still, MD, DO, Osteopathy Research & Practice

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