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Who benefits the most from osteopathic manipulative therapy?

Not all DOs (doctors of osteopathic medicine) perform osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in their practice. However, if you find a DO that does perform OMT, he or she can help with headaches; treat back pain; perform rib techniques, trigger point treatments and lymphatic treatments and much more. Even DOs who do not perform OMT in their regular practice may incorporate concepts they’ve learned in OMT training to diagnose and guide patients towards better ergonomics and physical activity to address underlying musculoskeletal problems.

Dr. Jennifer N. Caudle, DO
Family Practitioner

Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) is often used to help fibromyalgia patients. In this video, family medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer Caudle explains OMT and the wide variety of patients it can help.

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