Osteopathic Manual Medicine 515-271-1722
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Osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) is a hands-on, non-invasive set of skills used to treat all systems of the body
Our trained osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose and treat compensations in these systems of the body that arise from disease, illness and/or injury. OMM allows the body to function more efficiently, supporting the ability to fight off disease and more easily recover from illness and injury.
While medication, surgery, and other forms of conventional treatment are important components of patient care, manually diagnosing and treating our patients allows our physicians to provide excellent care with a paradigm shift from a focus on disease toward a focus on health.
Conditions We Treat
Back, neck and joint pain
Our OMM providers work with you to alleviate back, neck and joint pain caused by damaged, bulging or herniated discs and an assortment of other conditions.
Constant or debilitating headaches can keep you from enjoying life. Our clinicians can help evaluate and treat the causes to get you feeling and functioning at your best.
Jaw pain, head injuries, concussions and whiplash syndromes
If you or someone in your family has suffered a head, neck or jaw injury, our expert OMM providers can help you alleviate and manage symptoms, and address the underlying issues causing you pain.
We can relieve pain related to repetitive movements associated with work, sports, music or other related injuries.
Acute and chronic conditions
Our clinicians treat illnesses and symptoms that do not respond to conventional treatment, such as chronic infections, conditions unresponsive to antibiotics, and neurological, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders.
OMM is effective for women who are pregnant and experiencing pain in their lower back and hips, swelling, reflux and a variety of other concerns.
The DMU Clinic specializes in OMM treatment for newborns and infants that help with conditions like colic, chronic infections, issues of the head and neck, birth trauma and failure to thrive.
“We’ve all met people who have failed every conceivable therapy in allopathic medicine. These people can’t breathe because of their brittle lung conditions which maximum oxygen is just barely abating. They have severe pain that is barely controlled on medication, and they can’t play with their children or grandchildren. They’re worn out because they have no answers to their medical problems, and they’ve resigned themselves to a miserable existence. I’ve seen patients regain their hope and reclaim their function because of OMM. Patients with terrible emphysema astound their internists with the preserved lung function OMM has allowed them to retain. Patients with pain on maximum doses of every conceivable drug have regained their function and lessened their pain, all while cutting way back on their meds. I want to give people hope, and it means the world to me that I can do that with OMM. ”
Samantha Hurle, D.O.'23, OMM Fellow