Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic Manipulation

As a practitioner of osteopathic medicine, Alexander Owens, DO, emphasizes all aspects of health care, with a focus on the whole person. At his office in Naples, Florida, family medicine physician Dr. Owens can help you heal with hands-on manipulations that ease pain and improve joint function. He is one of the only providers in the area with a valid specialization in this powerful healing modality. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn how you can attain greater mobility and alleviate many issues with osteopathic manipulation.

Osteopathic Manipulation Q & A

What is osteopathic manipulation?

Osteopathic manipulation is a hands-on technique used to diagnose and treat pain. Osteopathic treatment can prevent illness and injury by helping align your joints and maximize your body’s functioning.

The manipulations consist of gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance tailored to move your joints and muscles. Dr. Owens uses his hands to diagnose illness and injury and increase your body’s ability to self-heal. Osteopathic manipulations may be used alone or in conjunction with prescription medications, physical therapy, injections, and lifestyle changes to help reduce your pain.

As an osteopath, Dr. Owens learned a lot about the musculoskeletal system during his training. He has a lot of insight into the workings of your nerves, muscles, and bones and knows how dysfunction in these areas can cause many health problems. By using manipulations, he can relieve acute and chronic pain without the need for surgery.

Who is a candidate for osteopathic manipulation?

If you have pain, injury, or limited mobility, you may be a candidate for osteopathic manipulation. All ages benefit, including pregnant women. The techniques used during your appointment will depend on your particular health needs.

Osteopathic manipulations can help alleviate:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sinus disorders
  • Shoulder pain
  • Asthma
  • TMJ
  • Poor posture

Osteopathic manipulations are particularly beneficial to those who want to avoid surgery or don’t want to rely solely on medications for relief.

Why are osteopathic manipulations beneficial?

Osteopathic manipulations relieve misalignments and imbalances that contribute to pain. The manipulations increase circulation, which improves the delivery of nutrients to sites of injury, reduces inflammation, and expedites healing.

What types of manipulations are used?

Dr. Owens uses a wide variety of techniques, depending on your needs. He may stretch and apply pressure to sore muscles. He often applies firm pressure to relieve tension in the fascia, a web of connective tissue that contributes to stiffness and pain. Cranial manipulative medicine can relieve head and neck pain by applying soft pressure to your skull.

To take advantage of the great healing potential offered by osteopathic manipulative treatments, call the office of Alexander Owens, DO, or request an appointment using the online tool.


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