Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) is a specialization within physiotherapy, based on a combination of osteopathy and chiropractic's, and provides comprehensive conservative management for pain and other symptoms of neuro-musculo-articular dysfunctions in the spine and extremities.
Through meticulous physical examination ailments of posture and movement related problems can be improved. Therefore manual techniques and medical training advice can be applied.

Orthopaedic Manual Therapy has two goals: 1) the recovery of function in the joints, 2) the improvement of posture and movement. For this purpose an Orthopaedic Manual Therapist utilizes a number of specific techniques that can be applied to these joints.

Usually the effects of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy can be noticed immediately; more specifically, your range of motion will be larger and you will notice a decrease in pain. Furthermore the treatment plan of an Orthopaedic Manual Therapist consists of instructing, advising, directing his or her client and giving an insight on a healthier motion.

How OMT can help you:

- Head and neck aches in combination with a stiff back
- Neck and shoulder pain with referred pain to the arms
- Lower back complaints, with or without referred pain to the legs
- Upper back complaints, with or without rib and chest complaints
- Dizziness during movement of the neck
- Jaw complaints, with or without neck complaints
- Hip complaints

If you are suffering from stiff and/ or painful joint movements, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is highly recommended. After a treatment the effects are usually apparent, such as, joints having a better function and movement, thus raising one's mobility.
During the assessment in your first appointment it will be apparent if and how your specific complaint can be relieved. Therefore directly after your first appointment you will have the clarity you need for the upcoming treatments.

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