Frequently Asked Questions
What can Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) help with?
OMM can help with low back pain, headaches, neck pain, rib pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, plantar fasciitis, sprains/strains, sports injuries, spasms, degenerative diseases, concussion, low back pain with pregnancy, among others. I have seen it also help after accidents, injuries, falls and traumas – but the first stop for those conditions is the Emergency room, the urgent care or your primary care doctor to ensure that you don’t have bleeding, fractures, or other acute conditions that need to be addressed immediately.
What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine? (OMM) (also known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is the hands on diagnosis and treatment of problems in the body. These can be structural/biomechanical (muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia), respiration/circulation (those effecting organs/structures of respiration/circulation — airways, lungs, blood vessels, heart, lymphatic ducts), neurologic (proprioception, nerves, spinal cord, brain), metabolic (energy, digestion, elimination), and psycho/social (the individual, their environment, beliefs, habits, and connections beyond themselves).
What to expect from a first visit?
Initial visits typically last from 1 hours to 1 1/2 hours. They begin with a detailed history, include an exam, and if indicated an initial osteopathic treatment. Initial visits for cash pay and out of network PPO patients tend to cost from $285 to 355. For out of network PPO patients I issue a superbill which you can submit to your insurance company for credit to your out of network deductible or reimbursement if you’ve met your out of network deductible.
What to expect from a follow up visit?
Follow up visits typically last from 45 minutes to 1 hour. The include a focused history, exam and if indicated an osteopathic treatment. Follow up visits for cash pay and out of network PPO patients tend to cost from $195-250.
What is a treatment reaction?
Sometimes after a Osteopathic Treatment patients will experience a day or two of musculoskeletal soreness – taking it easy and staying hydrated are important following an Osteopathic Treatment.