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Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy MVMC

MVMC Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy


Phone: 406-682-4223

Telemedicine and Home Visits Available

About MVMC Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

We are proud to offer Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) provided by highly skilled osteopathic physician, Dr. Dustin J Brown D.O. OMT is a hands-on method of practicing medicine that uses palpation in addition to history and other physical exam findings to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can lead to pain, reduced range of motion, inflammation, and disease. OMT is standard training that all osteopathic physicians receive during medical school. Dr. Brown has completed a yearlong fellowship in addition to medical school to advance his skills. Based on same day exam findings Dr. Brown selects the most appropriate treatment technique for you. Techniques utilized may include stretching, gentle pressure, direct force, traction, cupping, relaxation, and massage to restore proper alignment and function to bones and joints to promote healthy blood flow to muscles and tissues. OMT has been shown to effectively treat numerous ailments and injuries. We believe that experiencing hands on, drug-free, relief and restoration of overall health is possible with our team's approach to OMT.


Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy MVMC

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is OMT?
    • OMT is a hands-on method of practicing medicine that uses the highly skilled touch of an osteopathic physician to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal irregularities that cause inflammation and lead to disease. Through a series of techniques that use stretching, resistance, gentle pressure, heat therapy, and massage, doctors who practice OMT restore proper function to bones and joints, and healthful blood flow to muscles and tissues. There are over 40 different techniques that may be utilized when appropriate. Not all techniques are appropriate for all patients.

  • What conditions can OMT treat?
    • OMT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a notable number of ailments and injuries, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, headaches, asthma, sinus disorders, edema, menstrual pain, constipation, sciatica, tennis elbow, colicky babies, latch difficulties, mastitis, etc.

  • How is OMT different from chiropractic care?
    • Although there are similarities between the two, OMT and chiropractic care have distinct differences. OMT is a form of medical treatment that involves manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, while chiropractic care focuses on the spinal column and its alignment. Additionally, osteopathic physicians are trained as medical doctors and can prescribe medication and perform surgery, while chiropractors cannot.
  • Is OMT covered by insurance?
    • OMT is recognized as a valid medical treatment and is covered by many insurance plans. However, it's important to check with your insurance provider to determine if OMT is covered under your plan.