Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Delray Beach, FL
Are you struggling with aches, pains, or joint issues? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Delray Beach, FL, offers a great solution. Marcie A. Merson M.D., a Board Certified Specialist in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has achieved remarkable success in treating patients.
Conveniently located in Delray Beach, our office provides pain management services to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and surrounding cities. To schedule an appointment and take the first step towards relief, simply contact our office today at (561) 499-7020 or use our secure form. Don’t let pain hinder your quality of life. Experience the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and regain your comfort and mobility.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?
Osteopathy is a system of medical practice that emphasizes a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care to help prevent and treat diseases. This is a whole-person approach with hands-on care.
More specifically, osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) is used to help correct structural imbalances in your body, improve circulation, and relieve pain.
Who Specializes in OMT?
A doctor of osteopathy or DO is very similar to a medical doctor (MD). DOs complete similar residences, prescribe medications, and can practice in all 50 states.
The main difference in DO versus MD is that DOs complete additional hands-on training in a technique termed osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
This specialized training can help you feel confident in your care.
Doctors of osteopathy literally take a hands-on approach to musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) is used to help correct structural imbalances in your body, improve circulation and relieve pain.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Used for?
OMT can effectively treat your muscles and joints and is typically used for:
- Lower back pain
- Breathing issues like asthma and sinus infections
- Bowel issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation
- Chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual pain and migraines
- Musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Problems associated with pregnancy, such as swelling (edema), insomnia and sciatica
- Sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries
Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
OMT is a great option if you need help with aches, pains, or joint issues. We have seen great success in treating our patients.
Our patients enjoy the following benefits of OMT:
- Fully customized to each patient
- Can be a replacement for drugs or surgery
- Helps to relieve pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility
- May speed up recovery
- Prevent health problems and help the body heal itself by improving how the body works as a unit
- Gentle treatment by experts in the field
The OMT Difference
You can trust us to have your best interest in mind. OMT is different from chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage. Although they may look similar on the surface, but only a fully trained and licensed DO can offer OMT. This depth of knowledge and expertise with regard to the entire body, can help you in your overall treatment plan.
Techniques used in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
There are more than 40 OMT techniques. Your DO may use one technique or several of them to help you along your treatment plan. Everyone responds to osteopathic manipulation differently. You may feel sore or tired, or you may feel energized.
Dr. Merson will help you feel comfortable and explain the treatment clearly so you know what to expect.
Some common techniques include:
Muscle Energy and Isometrics – If you have an area of concern, we may use muscle energy to help apply resistance and help the muscle engage. Just as your muscles are working when you hold a plank position, we can use certain positions to help improve blood flow to the area by engaging the muscle or tendon that may be restricted.
Cranial Osteopathy – This includes the anatomy and physiology of the head to help bring the tissues into a state of balance and release.
Myofascial Release – Manipulating the thin band of tissue underneath the skin that helps to support bones and muscles and relieve trigger points or areas of pain.
Positional Release – Dr. Merson may put you in certain positions to help your body and muscles contract or relax to address your issues.
Spine Manipulation – With high velocity, low amplitude adjustments (HLVA), Dr. Merson uses their hands to quickly manipulate the spine to help relieve pain.
Schedule an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Consultation in Delray Beach, FL
Experience the transformative power of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) at our Delray Beach office. Led by Marcie A. Merson M.D., a Board Certified Specialist in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Merson offers holistic pain management solutions. Don’t let pain limit your life. Schedule your appointment today at (561) 499-7020 or through our secure form and take the first step towards lasting relief and improved well-being.