This unique, hands-on treatment approach differs from chiropractic care and is performed by Osteopathic Doctors (D.O.) who receive this specialized training during medical school. The goal is to identify and alleviate areas of restriction to facilitate the body’s system to normalize on its own and return to a state of health. A D.O. will combine an appropriate medical workup to rule out more serious issues and safely address these areas of dysfunction using gentle, often subtle, manual techniques. These techniques are restorative to tissue, organs, lymphatics, and the nervous system. OMT can be used for systemic disease or pain.