Nearly every day, medical science unveils new discoveries from brain scans to anti-cancer drugs. In the midst of these wonders, it's easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch.

Osteopathic physicians haven't forgotten. D.O.'s are fully trained and liscensed physicians who have undergone full residency and specialty training. Their understanding of somatic and physical medicine is an additional training they recieve in medical school and specialized courses.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using mobilization techniques, including stretching, gentle pressure, counterstrain release and resistance.

At the Evergreen Centre Doctor Johnson can also add neural therapy techniques, trigger point injections, prolotherapy and cranial sacral therapy as needed. Dr. Johnson D.O. is very proud of his osteopathic tradition. He expands his manipulation with cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, trigger point injections, neural therapy, prolotherapy and PRP.

Who Can Benefit From OMT?

OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall 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
  • allergies
  • sinus disorders
  • earaches
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • migraines
  • neuropathies menstrual pain
  • abdominal issues

When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care.

A main principal of OSteopathic Medicine is "somatic dysfunction". This means that the external muscles and nerves reflect what is going on internally and vice-versa. Often the external osteopathic manipulation, neural or cranial sacral treatments gently influence internal functions via the nervous system bringing regulation and health back to an dysfunctional region.