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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment - St. Cloud, FL

Bring Balance Back to Your Body

Man and woman preparing to go for run after osteopathic manipulative treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a method that involves moving the body in specific ways to relieve chronic pain and stimulate healing. With it, Dr. Derek Murphy can often solve longstanding problems simply by guiding the joints and limbs in ways that restore their natural balance and harmony. It’s been shown to successfully treat a wide array of conditions and offers a non-invasive approach that doesn’t involve surgery or medication. Dr. Murphy has already used it to help countless patients feel like themselves again, and he’s ready to do the same for you. Contact us today to get started with osteopathic manipulative treatment in St. Cloud, FL.

Why Choose Holistic Medicine Wellness Center for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

  • Gentle, Science-Backed Method for Relieving Chronic Pain
  • Provided by Certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Able to Help with Back, Neck, Hip, & Head Pain

What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

Physician performing osteopathic manipulative treatment

If you were to watch Dr. Murphy use OMT on a patient, it would likely look very familiar to you. Visually, it often resembles a physical therapist or trainer helping someone stretch. This hands-on treatment involves Dr. Murphy gently manipulating parts of the patient’s body to guide the muscles and tissues in a way that increases blood flow and encourages healing. This involves applying a number of techniques that relax the muscles, release restricted joints, and use slight pressure and resistance to take the strain off of overworked or injured tissues.

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Pain Relief

Man in need of osteopathic manipulative treatment for neck pain

OMT can be used to relieve many types of chronic pain, but it is especially effective for people dealing with an injury that stems from chronic misuse of the joints and muscles (like back and neck pain that comes from someone having poor posture). It can also help those with an acute injury, whether due to sports or an accident. Chronic headaches and orofacial pain related to the TMJ (the temporomandibular joint, or main jaw joint) can be directly addressed with OMT as well. This approach also allows Dr. Murphy to help patients discover areas of tension they may not have noticed before, allowing them to change their behavior to avoid a more serious condition down the line.

Cranial Osteopathy

Young woman relaxing during cranial osteopathy treatment

Cranial osteopathy follows the same principles as general osteopathic manipulative treatment. However, it focuses primarily on the head, neck, and spine. Gentle, precise massages can encourage proper fluid flow in these areas, helping patients to enjoy improved health. Some issues that cranial osteopathy can be used to treat include headaches, migraines, tension, poor sleep, tinnitus, and anxiety. Many patients notice a marked improvement in their symptoms after just one cranial osteopathy session.

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Myofascial Release

Hands massaging male patient’s arm during myofascial release session

Your myofascial tissues support and surround the muscles throughout your body. They contain trigger points. When those trigger points are stiff and inflexible, it can result in muscle pain, headaches, and other symptoms. Myofascial release is a type of massage therapy that helps those trigger points to relax and regain their pliability, resulting in a reduction in pain and an overall healthier body. Myofascial release may be able to relieve myofascial pain syndrome, low back pain, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions.

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