Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Restore and improve your body's strength and mobility through our holistic osteopathic manipulation therapy.

Chronic pain has become the number one reason adults seek medical care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five Americans suffers from chronic pain that interferes with their day-to-day lives. While medication and pain relief drugs are available, experts found that one effective approach to managing chronic pain is osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT).

West Coast Family Medical Care provides OMT to help patients who suffer from chronic pain and structural imbalances in the body. Our reliable and highly skilled doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), Dr. David Hicks, has extensive knowledge of a wide range of injuries and can create a customized treatment plan designed to improve your mobility and restore your quality of life.

Our Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Services

Osteopathic manipulation therapy is a hands-on approach to relieving chronic pain, promoting healing, and improving mobility. Through gently moving muscles and joints, OMT can restore muscle balance, improve movement, and treat any structural abnormalities in the body.

West Coast Family Medical Care prevents, diagnoses, and treats illnesses and injuries through different forms of OMT. Dr. Hicks and the team perform therapies, such as:

Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive form of manipulation that relieves tension in the central nervous system by applying gentle pressure on the patient’s head and spinal column. This technique is widely used to promote healthy sleep patterns, relieve chronic pain, and boost immunity.

Commonly referred to as manual or joint therapy, spinal manipulation has been considered an effective treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including lower back pain, migraine, neck pain, and sciatica. There are many techniques involved in this form of OMT. One of them is gently stretching joints, muscles, and ligaments.

Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of manual massage that helps manage chronic pain associated with neurological disorders. This intervention aims to release spinal tension, improve blood flow, and treat postural problems, repetitive movement injuries, and nerve compression.

Physical therapy is designed for patients rehabilitating after an injury, accident, stroke, surgical procedure, or conception. This form of therapy involves therapeutic exercises and activities that help promote quick recovery, restore the body’s strength and range of motion, and manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis.

Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

Everyone can benefit from osteopathic manipulation therapy regardless of age. OMT goes beyond managing a wide range of medical conditions by facilitating recovery. While therapists usually use OMT for pain relief, osteopathic techniques can also help:

OMT helps manage sleeping disorders due to chronic pain, stress, and other health conditions. If you’re struggling with these disorders, our osteopathic specialist can readjust your spine and realign other areas in your body to improve your sleep quality and boost your overall health and well-being.

Specific techniques in OMT are used to reduce the risk of pulmonary disorders. Physical therapy, for example, is also designed to address breathing issues like asthma and sinus infection. By improving respiratory health, OMT can help patients move efficiently and perform better.

Patients may get internal scars from surgery, trauma, or injection. Through techniques like massaging, moving, and stretching muscles and joints, OMT helps with tissue adhesion, improves the blood flow in the affected areas, and lessens pain and muscle tension.

Why Choose West Coast Family Medical Care

West Coast Family Medical Care provides compassionate healthcare services to families in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. For over three decades, we have served numerous patients and helped them achieve optimum health and wellness. Here’s why you should trust our expert team with your healthcare needs:

1. Highly Trained Therapists

We have licensed physicians and OMT specialists committed to providing effective medical treatment tailored to your health condition. Our extensive knowledge and broad expertise in the field allow us to deliver quality services that meet your needs.

2. Over 30 Years of Experience

West Coast Family Medical Care has been in the healthcare industry since 1987. With over 30 years of experience providing exceptional medical services, we ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.

3. Convenient Healthcare

Convenience is what we uphold when providing quality healthcare for everyone. We have a fully equipped laboratory and onsite pharmacy to help our clients easily and comfortably access diagnostic results, treatment, and medications.

Contact Us Today

Enjoy an improved quality of life without pain and injury with our reliable osteopathic care.

If you have inquiries regarding our osteopathic manipulation therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our medical team. We’ll gladly assist you with all your healthcare needs.