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Osteopathic Manipulation

doctors of osteopathic medicine

The physicians who practice OMT are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs). Both DOs and MDs are fully licensed physicians. They provide a full range of services, from prescribing drugs to performing surgery, and they use the latest medical tools. But DOs offer something special—their unique approach to patient care. They:

Teach patients how to prevent illness and injury by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Look at the whole person to reach a diagnosis without focusing just on symptoms.
Help the body to heal itself.
Believe that all parts of the body work together and influence one another. DOs are specially trained in the nervous system and the
musculoskelatal system (muscles and bones).
are trained to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).

They provide the best care that medicine has to offer.

What is a DO

Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT)is used to:

  • Accelerate healing from sports or other musculoskeletal injuries
  • Optimize mobility in the joints

OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:

sinus disorder
carpal tunnel syndrome
menstrual pain

When appropriate, OMT can complement––and even replace––drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an imporatant dimension to standard medical care.

Who Can Benefit From OMT

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician (DO) will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

What is OMT

Nearly every day, medical science unveils new discoveries from brain scans to anti-cancer drugs. In the midst of these wonders, it’s easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch.

Osteopathic physicians haven’t forgotten

OMT: Hands-On Care

Dr Michael Markou, Osteopathic Family Physician offers adjustments for Orthopedic injuries and other medical problems in Clearwater Florida for over 20 years!