What is Osteopathic Manipulation?


osteopathic-manipulationOsteopathic manipulation is a full-body system of hands-on techniques to alleviate pain, restore function, and promote health and well-being.

Since Osteopathic physicians have such a different approach to medicine (knowing that all of our body systems work as a whole to complete our existence), it is no wonder why they have discovered osteopathic manipulation (also known as OMT). Osteopathic manipulative treatment is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician (DO) will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. It can:

  • ease painosteo-2
  • promote healing
  • increase mobility

OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:

  • asthma
  • sinus disorder
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • migraines
  • 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.



Prescription Refills

If you need a prescription refilled, please have your pharmacy contact us and allow 3 business days for us to respond. Therefore, if your prescription is running low, it's a good idea to contact your pharmacy 5 business days in advance to allow for the time required for approval and filling your medication.

Office Dispensary

As a convenience for our patients, Creekside Osteopathic offers some of the more popular and essential medications in our office. Often, a patient wants or needs to start a regimen right away. Check with your doctor, as you may be able to leave the office with your prescription, thus avoiding delays at your pharmacy.

Nutrition Center

After performing due dilligent research on the leading providers of nutritional products, Doctor West choose Metagenics to be the provider for Creekside Osteopathic patients.

Many of these products are available in the office ... all can be ordered online. Some of the products we offer are only available in the office.

You can find out detailed information about every product on this page. The page includes a link for online ordering.