Osteopathy and Naprapathy
There are two medical degrees recognized in the United States: MD’s, also called Allopaths, and DO’s, also called Osteopaths. Both go to medical school and have the same rights to care for patients, specialize, and prescribe medications etc. The difference is that Osteopaths believe the body is always striving toward health. One of the ways we help is by using our hands and doing Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, also known as OMT or Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a hands on way Osteopaths help your body’s health. A specialist in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM), which is a fancy term for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).
There are many ways OMT can be done, some are more like a chiropractor others are more like a massage therapist. During a treatment you might be asked to remove bulky sweatshirts or outer garments, belts and objects from you pockets but otherwise you remain clothed. It is usually very gentle and most people find it relaxing and that it relieves stress and pain. Occasionally people can get a little sore (similar to how one feels after a hard workout) for a couple days.