Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Sessions with Dr. Howell

30-minute focused assessment and treatment

OMT dedicated visits are $60 per session for members

“OMT consult” to meet with Dr. Howell to discuss your situation and if OMT could help (no cost until OMT visit is completed)

Basic tenets of Osteopathic Medicine:

  • The body acts a unit of body, mind, and spirit
  • The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance
  • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
  • Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and interrelationship of structure and function

 

To learn more, listen to Dr. Howell discussing OMT on a recent episode of the podcast “Stay Healthy Knoxville”.

Common issues improved with OMT:

  • Pain related to improper alignment of back, hips, shoulders, and neck
  • Acute muscle strains
  • Headaches (tension, migraine, and sinus)
  • Sinus congestion from colds
  • Asthma and COPD exacerbations
  • Constipation

If you are dealing with some of the issues above, you may be a good candidate for OMT as a safe and effective form of therapy

Techniques Dr. Howell uses:

  • Soft Tissue/Myofascial release
  • Muscle Energy
  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Facilitated Positional Release (FPR)
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA)
  • Articulatory

Prior to OMT:

  • Do not eat a heavy meal
  • Do not drink large amounts of fluids
  • Dress comfortably in workout type clothing for your appointment
  • Inform Dr. Howell if you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or have had a recent fracture

Reach out to get set up for a consult or OMT appointment with Dr. Howell