Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Service

What is OMM?

OMM is a hands-on approach to healthcare that focuses on how the body systems are interconnected. By combining traditional medical practices with musculoskeletal care, physicians trained in OMM work to support the body healing itself naturally.

Applying a series of hands on techniques, the doctor can evaluate the body and assist in correcting structural, lymphatic, or circulatory problems. Treatment is most often applied to muscles and joints to improve circulation of blood, lymph, and nerve supply while focusing on breath work and respiratory support.

Typically, the process takes 10-20 minutes.

Why Get OMM?

There are many conditions for which you might want to request an OMM consultation. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Poor sleep

  • Anxiety

  • Post Concussive syndrome

  • Chronic allergies

  • Sinusitis

  • Ear infections

  • Cough

  • Pneumonia

  • Asthma

  • Stomach pain

  • Constipation/diarrhea

  • Irritable bowl syndrome

  • Muscle aches and pains

  • Joint sprains and strains

  • Neck or back pain

  • Pain in any other joint or area of the body

If you’d like to be seen for an appointment, but aren’t sure you have one of the above conditions, call us at (207)786-6199.

How to Make An Appointment

To inquire further about this service and/or make an appointment, call Health Services at (207)786-6199 or email healthservices@bates.edu with the subject “OMT Appointment.”