Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT)

Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) integrates joint, muscle and neural tissue based manual therapy concepts to provide a more functional and comprehensive approach to the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. 

OMT involves a psychosocial approach, integrates a range of manual therapy concepts into a comprehensive management plan. The core principle of the approach taken considers a sub-classification of pain disorders, including assessment for psychosocial issues. 

OMT involves assessment of joint dysfunction and incorporates the combined movement approach, as well as segmental manual diagnosis, looking at your whole body functionally,  not only at the area where you feel pain.

 

During the assessment we identify areas of your body that require treatment; particularly focusing on movement impairments (joint dysfunction), motor control impairments (muscles not knowing how to switch on/off), and neural tissue pain disorders. 

Techniques include a range of joint and nerve mobilization, manipulation (high velocity thrust) and mobilization with movement techniques. Techniques functionally include Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) to help educate and improve overall quality of movement and quality of life. 

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