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Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Provides Alternative, Holistic Care


Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a holistic approach to medicine that addresses any underlying problems rather than just treating the symptoms. This technique can combine alternative treatment and therapy with western medicine when necessary to help patients achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Andrea Neita’s osteopathic manipulative therapy in Columbus, GA, uses hands-on care to prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses in the least invasive way possible. Dr. Neita focuses on improving your health through disease and illness prevention with the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy.

What is Osteopathic Medicine and Manipulative Therapy?

Osteopathic medicine uses a hands-on approach to prevent, diagnose, or treat illnesses, injuries, and diseases. This hands-on therapy involves moving, or manipulating, the muscles and joints with gentle stretching, applied pressure, and resistance techniques. These various methods can be used to ease muscle pain, increase mobility, and promote healing within your body. OMT can be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with traditional medicine, including prescription medication, surgery, and other treatments to restore the patient’s health. Dr. Neita typically only prescribes medications in serious cases that cannot be treated or healed with therapy alone. However, many conditions can be corrected without medications.

Osteopathic doctors that focus on general medicine can treat the entire person as a whole, unlike specialists who address ailments and conditions as a composition of organs and body parts. As an osteopathic doctor and classically trained physician, Dr. Neita is able to provide patients with more comprehensive and holistic care.

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Craniosacral techniques is one of several techniques used in osteopathic manipulative therapy.

Therapy Methods

Osteopathic manipulative therapy uses non-invasive treatment methods to promote healing and help you maintain optimal health. Dr. Neita can treat a wide range of health conditions by using a variety of hands-on manual medicine techniques. These approaches include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Thrust techniques
  • Strain and counterstrain
  • Craniosacral techniques

Treatable Conditions

Dr. Neita uses manipulative medicine to approach your treatment without the use of prescription medication whenever possible. She most commonly uses OMT to treat muscle pain and any conditions with which muscle pain may be associated. However, OMT can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sinus disorders
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual pain

OMT can aid in increasing your mobility and improving your body’s overall functioning and it is an appropriate treatment for patients of all ages. Dr. Neita can evaluate your health and conditions to determine if you might benefit from manual medicine. She can also help you understand how alternative and traditional treatment methods can be combined to improve your overall health and quality of life.

Receive Custom Treatment

 If you are interested in a hands-on approach to the treatment of illness, injury, or disease, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Neita. She is dedicated to providing personalized, effective care to improve the lives of her patients.

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