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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), also known as Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT), emphasizes the inter-relationships of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones, and organs. Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) practice a "whole person" approach to health care to determine how disturbances in one system are impacting function elsewhere in the body. DOs are trained to identify and correct structural problems, which can assist your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing.

Conditions We Treat*

OMM or OMT is often used to treat muscle pain, but it can also help provide relief for:

Pregnant women:

  • Back and hip pain

Newborns and children:

  • Gait disorders
  • Newborn feeding dysfunction (difficulty latching on)
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Abnormal head shape (plagiocephally)
  • Tilted head (torticollis)

Sports injuries:

  • AC joint or rotator cuff pain
  • Concussion
  • Knee pain (illotibial band syndrome)
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

Internal medicine disorders:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Tailbone pain (coccydynia)

*Treatments vary by location. All treatments are available in our Saco office. OMM services require a referral from your primary care doctor.

Our Locations

  • Kennebunk
    2 Livewell Drive, North Tower
    (207) 467-6922
  • Saco
    655 Main Street/Route 1
    (207) 602-3548
  • Waterboro
    10 Goodall Drive, Suite 200
    (207) 490-7970


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