What is osteopathic medicine
Osteopathic medicine is a hands-on treatment method designed to treat mechanical pain (muscle, tendon, or bone pain due to structural imbalance), as well as a number of other health conditions. This form of treatment utilizes gentle pressure to manipulate tissues, with the goal of your body healing itself through proper alignment and balance.
Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.