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What is Osteopathy (OMT)?

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is based on the fundamental principle that the entire body is interrelated and has an inherent ability to defend and heal itself. Through the understanding of anatomy, physiology, structure, function, and dynamic biomechanical inter-relations, a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is able to palpate, diagnose, and treat restrictions that limit the body’s full potential. Traditional Osteopathic Physicians focus on treating the whole person and their underlying cause for the condition rather than treating the symptoms alone.

To learn more about what is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), please visit the American Osteopathic Association. Other reference links are provided below:
What is Osteopathic Medicine?
What is a DO?

Is there a difference between a DO and MD?

Many times people have seen an Osteopathic Physician for some form of medical care without knowing it. Just like Medical Doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) are fully trained and licensed medical physicians in all 50 states. DOs specialize in the same fields of medicine as MDs: family practice, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, emergency medicine, surgery, etc. In addition to standard MD education, DOs receive 400-600 hours of training in the study of the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system.

Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain) – Evaluation and Management. American Academy of Osteopathy 2019 Convocation

Dr. Nourani’s lecture presentation to U.S. and international physicians on the evaluation and management of tail bone pain. Lecture includes the differential diagnosis, review of anatomy, manual and injection treatment options, patient case presentations, and results of a quality improvement study on coccydynia.