What is Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine (OMM)?
OMM is an approach using a variety of hands-on techniques to address the muscular system, bones, fascia, nerves, lymphatic and vascular systems. By manipulating a person's body in this way, our highly trained physicians can address a wide variety of ailments.
How does it work?
Structure influences function, thus, if there is a problem in part of the body's structure, function in that area may be affected, and may also affect other areas. Our OMM practitioners use skillful knowledge and dexterous hands to physically manipulate a person's body to treat a wide range of conditions. Once proper structure and function is reestablished, the innate ability of the human body to heal itself can then restore full health.
Are OMM treatments effective?
Many patients return to full mobility and experience moderate or full pain relief after an OMM treatment. Some musculoskeletal issues may require a series of treatments.
Are OMM treatments painful?
Treatments are determined by the type of musculoskeletal or fascial issue or injury. An OMM provider will predominantly use their hands and body weight to achieve the restoration of structure, and will explain each technique to you prior to initiating the treatment. Some treatments may cause bruising, but the restoration of proper function outweighs the pain associated with improper function.
Will my insurance cover OMM treatments?
TVC accepts most insurances. We recommend, however, that you consult with your insurance provider to ensure if your OMM treatments are covered.