Jason A. Smith DO, FAOASM, Sports Medicine
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a hands-on therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system’s relationship with the body’s overall health and well-being. As a highly skilled specialist with designations of DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and FAOASM (Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine), Dr. Jason A. Smith offers OMT as a key component of his practice. With its numerous benefits and various techniques, OMT can help patients achieve optimal health and function.

One of the primary benefits of OMT is its ability to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Through precise manipulations, Dr. Smith applies gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance techniques to the muscles, joints, and other tissues. This stimulates blood flow, improves lymphatic drainage, and promotes tissue repair, allowing the body to heal itself more efficiently.

OMT offers a holistic approach to care, recognizing that the body functions as a whole interconnected system. By addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, OMT can have a positive impact on other bodily systems, such as the nervous, circulatory, and immune systems. Patients often experience improvements not only in pain and musculoskeletal function but also in overall health, including better sleep, enhanced digestion, and improved energy levels.

The techniques used in OMT vary depending on the patient’s condition and needs. These techniques may include:

Soft Tissue Manipulation: Gentle stretching and pressure applied to muscles, ligaments, and fascia to release tension and improve flexibility.

Joint Mobilization: Controlled movements applied to the joints to restore range of motion, reduce stiffness, and improve joint function.

Muscle Energy Techniques: Active participation by the patient in gentle resistance exercises to release muscle tension and restore balance.

Myofascial Release: Applying sustained pressure to specific areas of tightness or restriction in the fascia (connective tissue) to alleviate pain and improve mobility.

Counterstrain: Gentle positioning of the body to relax muscle spasms and reduce pain, promoting the body’s ability to self-correct.

OMT is a safe and non-invasive treatment option suitable for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. It can effectively address a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, headaches, back pain, and postural imbalances. Additionally, OMT can be integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan to support recovery from surgery or assist in managing chronic conditions.

A significant advantage of OMT is its potential to minimize or eliminate the need for medications or invasive interventions. By addressing the root causes of pain and dysfunction, OMT provides a natural alternative that can reduce reliance on pharmaceuticals and their potential side effects.

During an OMT session with Dr. Smith, patients can expect a comprehensive assessment of their musculoskeletal system, followed by personalized treatment tailored to their specific needs. Dr. Smith takes the time to understand each patient’s unique circumstances, ensuring that the treatment plan aligns with their goals and supports their overall well-being.

In conclusion, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) offered by Dr. Jason A. Smith, DO, FAOASM, is a powerful therapeutic approach that promotes the body’s innate ability to heal. Through various gentle techniques, OMT restores balance, reduces pain, and enhances overall health. With its holistic nature and emphasis on the interconnectedness of the body’s systems, OMT provides patients with a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment option. If you’re seeking a natural approach to healing and improved well-being, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith to explore the benefits of OMT for yourself.