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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) services offered in Fort Worth, TX


Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which most people assume is just for muscles and bones, has surprising benefits in obstetrics and gynecology. Board-certified OB/GYN Carolyn Moyers, DO, FACOG, NCMP, is among less than 1% of OB/GYNs in the United States to offer OMT, which she provides at Sky Women’s Health in Fort Worth, Texas. To schedule an appointment, call Sky Women’s Health or book online today.

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulative treatment?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a hands-on technique for treating various types of musculoskeletal pain and many health conditions. During an OMT session at Sky Women’s Health, Dr. Moyers applies gentle pressure to your muscles and joints. She helps align your bones and muscles to promote self-healing.

Rather than simply treating or masking symptoms, OMT aims to treat the underlying cause of your illness. Alongside OMT, Dr. Moyers provides lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, and other recommendations you can implement for a better outlook on health. 

OMT is safe for most individuals, but there are certain circumstances where another treatment is a better fit. Dr. Moyers goes over your medical history and may provide a few tests to check your health before proceeding with OMT. 

Dr. Moyers is fellowship trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and is proud to provide this expertise to patients throughout their reproductive years.

 

Who can benefit from osteopathic manipulative treatment?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment addresses various musculoskeletal pain disorders and injuries as well as conditions that have little to do with your muscles and bones. 

Back pain during pregnancy is also extremely common. It is estimated between 50-70% of pregnant patients experience back pain. Pregnant patients also experience extensive physiologic and structural changes that affect their daily functioning. 

The addition of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to the standard care of pregnant patients can enhance homeostasis and improve the quality of life as the body adapts to these changes.

In fact, OMT can be particularly beneficial for pregnant women and has several other applications in obstetrics and gynecology.

You might benefit from OMT at Sky Women’s Health if you experience:

  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Painful periods
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Pregnancy-related edema (swelling)
  • Pregnancy-related insomnia
  • Pelvic pain

OMT primarily works by optimizing blood flow to particular targeted areas, which helps reduce inflammation, improve healing, and improve the health or function of specific organs. 

 

How should I take care of myself after osteopathic manipulative treatment?

After your OMT sessions at Sky Women’s Health, Dr. Moyers encourages you to follow her recommendations for aftercare so you can enjoy the best possible results. 

Everyone responds to the manipulations differently, with some experiencing discomfort or soreness after a session. You might just feel tired or even energized afterward.

In any case, you can improve your healing by:

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Engaging in light exercise, like a walk
  • Avoiding any rigorous physical activity
  • Giving yourself time to rest

If you have any concerns following OMT, don’t hesitate to call Sky Women’s Health for additional answers and guidance. 

Schedule a consultation for osteopathic manipulative therapy over the phone or online at Sky Women’s Health today.