Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Partner with a doctor of osteopathic medicine at Essentia Health to get gentle, hands-on osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT). Osteopathic medicine takes a whole-person approach to care. It works to improve body function and range of motion—allowing your body to naturally heal. OMT can benefit your whole family—including babies and pregnant women. This service is only available in Baxter, Minnesota.

What's a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine?

Like medical doctors (MDs), osteopathic doctors (DOs) go to medical school and complete a residency. However, DOs attend osteopathic medical school, which includes specialized training in the musculoskeletal system. More InformationThese schools also emphasize wellness and prevention.

What's OMT?

Our doctor of osteopathic medicine will use his hands to apply powerful, yet gentle pressure to your nerves, muscles, bones, and joints. During OMT, your doctor won't crack or force any part of your body, but rather work to release tension.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Treatment Benefits

OMT can improve a wide range of health conditions, especially bone and muscle-related issues. OMT may also help with conditions like ear aches, sinus infections, sprains, and pregnancy pain to name a few. It can also:

  • Promote your body’s natural healing ability
  • Ease muscle pain and other symptoms
  • Reduce stress in the body by relieving restrictions in your nerves, muscles, bones, and joints
  • Balance your nervous system that influences internal organ function
  • Improve your overall mobility

Personalized Care Plan

Our doctor of osteopathic medicine may use a physical exam as well as lab and imaging tests to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized care plan. You will be asked to provide information about your diet, lifestyle, and sleeping habits. This information will help identify things that may be contributing to your illness and injury.

Make an Appointment

Call 218-828-2880
Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

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