Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Our Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments are used by our Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO’s). DO’s have extensive training in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and are highly knowledgeable in how these systems work together for proper function.

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About Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a series of techniques used by DO’s to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. OMT can increase mobility and decrease pain.

Techniques used in Osteopathic Manipulation include:

Muscle Energy Techniques

Isometric isotonic contraction of the impaired muscle or muscle group that can then lengthen the muscle during relaxation phase.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Massage to release tight muscles and improve flexibility.

Myofascial Release

Release of fascial restrictions causing pain and immobility by taking fascia in to direct or indirect restrictive barriers.

Cranial Osteopathic Manipulation

Techniques applied to the cranium to promote venous drainage and restore the finite motion of the cranial sutures.


The patient is moved passively away from the body restrictions and towards a position of greater comfort to reset pain receptors and relax musculoskeletal dysfunction.

High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Technique

Quick thrust through a restrictive barrier to restore normal joint motion and reset the neural reflexes.

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Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment can be used to treat:

  • Muscle pain
  • Joint restrictions
  • Ear and Sinus Disorders
  • Blood Flow Restrictions
  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain of musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  • Arthritis

Osteopathic manipulation treatment for our Greater Denver patients can be used to promote healing in the body in conjunction or replacing the standard medical treatments depending on the needs of each individual patient. It can be beneficial to treating these ailments with nearly no side effects other than occasional soreness for 1-2 days following treatment.

Patients who should not undergo OMT include patients with:

  • Bone Cancer
  • Infection in the bones of joints
  • Acute FracturesPhysicians will discuss individual treatment options based on patient’s chronic medical conditions and concerns and discuss which osteopathic manipulative techniques are safe vrs not safe.
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