Orthopedics is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage). Orthopedists use both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat conditions such as trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders.
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 techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.