OMT

“To find health should be the object of the doctor.
Anyone can find disease.”

Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO – Founder of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) embodies the core philosophy and practice of traditional osteopathy in a contemporary, result-oriented, evidence-based fashion. OMT uses hands-on diagnosis and treatment with a focus on ensuring the patient is free from restriction so that their native health can be restored. As osteopathic physicians, DOs are specially trained to use a hands-on approach to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues that impede the body’s natural ability to heal itself from pain and injury. OMT offers a non-medication complement to improve function and symptom relief for acute and chronic pain conditions such as neck and back pain, joint pain and headaches.

Dr. Kim performing OMT for low back pain

Dr. Kim is well-versed in the use of both direct and indirect forms of osteopathic manipulative treatment, including:

  • Fascial Distortion Method (FDM)
  • Soft Tissue
  • Muscle Energy
  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Facilitated Positional Release (FPR)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA or “cracking”)
  • Still Technique