Osteopathic manipulative treatment deals with the body’s overall structure:
OMT focuses on the importance of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. Osteopaths assess, treat and prevent a wide range of health problems, including issues like respiratory and digestive system disorders. They use a wide variety of techniques such as muscle and soft tissue work, joint articulation and manipulation to promote restoration of normal function.
Chiropractic care centers on the spine:
Chiropractors focus on prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine through diagnosis and treatment. It is believed that these disorders in the nervous system affect your general health. A chiropractor restores function and stability in the spine by realigning the vertebrae using spinal manipulation. Chiropractic treatments are usually shorter, but may require regular visits since treatments are composed of mainly spinal adjustments.
Physical therapy focuses on the recovery of function:
A physical therapist provides treatment when a persons’ movement and function are weakened due to aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. A variety of techniques are used to restore movement or to reduce pain such as strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, massage, neuromuscular facilitation, etc.