Osteopathic Manipulation Specialist

Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic Manipulation services offered in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York, NY

Osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) is a hands-on approach doctors of osteopathy (DOs) use to correct structural and functional issues to promote healing and relieve pain. Drew DeMann, DC, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, RMSK, GCSRT, and the integrated group of board-certified specialists at Manhattan Medicine offer osteopathic manipulation to treat a wide range of health needs and painful conditions. To learn more about osteopathic manipulation, call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, or schedule an appointment online today.

Osteopathic Manipulation Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulation?

Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on therapy that uses manual pressure or force to properly align bones and muscles to promote health and healing. Doctors of osteopathic medicine or DOs use osteopathic manipulation to treat many health conditions.

DOs are physicians who take a more holistic approach to patient health, focusing on the interconnection between the body, mind, and spirit. When it comes to patient care, DOs look beyond your diagnosis and symptoms, searching for lifestyle and environmental factors that affect your health and well-being.

Osteopathic manipulation treatment or OMT is a tool they use to restore health and well-being. 

What can osteopathic manipulation treat?

Osteopathic manipulation benefits a wide range of health needs and concerns. At Manhattan Medicine, the specialists may recommend osteopathic manipulation to treat:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Sports injuries


The hands-on therapy may also improve breathing issues like asthma and bowel conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What can I expect during osteopathic manipulation treatment?

Before starting osteopathic manipulation, your osteopathic physician conducts a thorough evaluation, including reviewing your symptoms, health concerns, usual sleep habits, daily routine, and diet. They may also request imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI.

Your specialist at Manhattan Medicine reviews what you can expect during OMT before they start. You may stand, sit, or lie down, and then your provider starts your therapy. They may use one or several of the more than 40 OMT techniques during your session. 

Your provider may use various levels of pressure and slow or quick manipulations, but you shouldn’t feel any discomfort.

You may feel sore or tired following osteopathic manipulation, or you may have a boost in energy. Everyone responds differently to therapy.

What benefits can I expect from osteopathic manipulation?

Though results from osteopathic manipulation vary, you may notice better movement and less pain. OMT improves circulation and the movement of fluids throughout your body, which speeds up the healing process, improving your overall sense of well-being.

Most importantly, osteopathic manipulation is a noninvasive therapy that supports your body's natural healing process and helps you get back to doing what you love. 

Schedule your osteopathic manipulation consultation by calling Manhattan Medicine or booking an appointment online today.