What Is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Calgary WOW Centre - Osteopathic Manual Therapy

If you’re experiencing chronic or acute pain stemming from an injury, arthritis, or related condition, it’s important to recognize that you have several care options that don’t involve the use of prescription medication. For example, osteopathic manual therapy can reduce pain and improve function of injured areas by gently manipulating the body to restore balance throughout the spine and musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic manual therapy also stimulates the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems to promote whole body healing and wellness. 

During an appointment with an osteopathic manual therapist, you’ll experience gentle, guided movements to help stimulate and restore the body. Appointments last about 30-60 minutes, and patients leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated—like after a gentle massage. Techniques used during therapy include soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, and joint manipulation/mobilization. You should arrive at your appointment in comfortable clothing that allows you to move the body freely, and you’ll want to stay hydrated both before and after your appointment. In addition to muscle pain and injuries, osteopathic manual therapy can address postpartum depression, chronic ear infections, headaches, and much more. 

Discover the benefits of osteopathic manual therapy for yourself at Calgary WOW Centre. Schedule a consultation with one of our therapists today on our website.