A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is a medical doctor with additional specialized training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT is hands-on care that involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, Dr. Caskey will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:
- Sinus disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Menstrual pain
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care.
–The University of Arizona, Center for Integrative Medicine