Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic Manipulation

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists believes in the value of comprehensive care when it comes to our patients’ physical health and well-being. As an extension of our orthopaedic services, our practice also offers Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).

OMT consists of medical techniques used to treat the anatomical structures of the body and can be practiced by any licensed osteopathic physician (DO). There are about 1,000 DOs who have gone on to attain additional training to reach a proficient level as a specialist in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM). OAA is pleased to have Donna M. Mueller, DO, an AOA board-certified, NMM physician on staff to offer these advanced services to our patients in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment like?
OMT involves the subtle use of a physician’s hands to move a patient’s muscles and joints into the correct anatomical position without any major force or joint clicking. These gentle movements help to aid in the body’s natural ability to self-heal.

What conditions does OMT treat?
OMT is not limited to one specific part of the body. There are many conditions that OMT can effectively help treat. These include back and neck issues, lower and upper extremity problems, as well as concussion, laxity of ligaments and more. Treatment is often used to help decrease the amount of pain a patient feels, restore muscle tissue and balance, treat anatomical abnormalities, and improve vascular flow throughout a patient’s body. Often, OMT is used in conjunction with other orthopaedic treatments.

How many treatments are required?
A patient’s first visit typically consists of a consultation and examination. Patients typically feel relief after their first visit. To improve the outcome of sustained relief, patients are encouraged to follow-up shortly after their first appointment.
To schedule an appointment for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, call (610) 973-6200 or request an appointment.

    I have been treated by 3 OAA physicians, and have had very successful outcomes every time. I have never waited long for an appointment, when I arrive I am seen promptly, and when I need surgery the office handles every detail. When I needed to be seen urgently, I was given an appointment immediately. The staff is a pleasure to work with and I can't say enough good things about the quality of care I received from the physicians. They are the only doctors I recommend to my friends. 

    – Odette