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The Power of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy: A Gentle Healing Approach

Dr. Suma Thomas, Our OMT Specialist

Dr. Suma Thomas, our board-certified osteopathic physician with profound expertise in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT), endeavors to provide patients with an integrated, gentle, and holistic approach to healthcare.

The Roots of OMT

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy traces its origins to the late 19th century, a revolutionary concept birthed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.

At its core, OMT champions the philosophy that the human body is intricately linked, with each system influencing the others. Furthermore, this therapeutic approach puts special emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, understanding its pivotal role in safeguarding and restoring overall health.

Unlocking the Wonders of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

As you consider integrating OMT into your healthcare plan, here’s a deeper exploration into its key facets:

  1. Holistic Vision: OMT takes a step back from symptomatic treatment, choosing instead to view the body as a coherent whole. This perspective allows for a comprehensive understanding of how the musculoskeletal system intertwines with one’s broader well-being.
  2. The Art of Gentle Healing: Under the skilled hands of Dr. Thomas, patients experience the subtlety of OMT techniques. From precise stretches to calibrated pressures and resistances, these methods stand out for those keen on non-invasive avenues to health.
  3. Tailored to You: OMT is far from a one-size-fits-all remedy. Each session is meticulously curated based on the patient’s distinctive needs and aspirations. This customization ensures that every individual receives the exact care they require for optimal health outcomes.
  4. A Panacea of Possibilities: Beyond mere pain alleviation, OMT extends its reach to a plethora of conditions. It offers promising avenues for issues like asthma, digestive disorders, and many more, highlighting its versatility as a therapeutic tool.
  5. Beyond Just Relief: OMT’s scope is not limited to symptom relief. Additionally, it actively works towards enhancing mobility, reducing discomfort, and fostering a state of overall physical and mental well-being.

Embarking on Your OMT Journey

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy stands as a beacon for those seeking a harmonious blend of gentleness and efficacy in healthcare. If you find yourself grappling with persistent pain or are simply in pursuit of elevated health and vitality, OMT emerges as a compelling alternative.

Dr. Suma Thomas, with her vast experience and passion for osteopathy, is the perfect guide for those eager to embrace OMT’s myriad benefits. Should you consider this therapeutic approach, a consultation with her at The Oxford Center can illuminate its transformative potential. With OMT, a rejuvenated, holistic, and healthier version of you might be just around the corner.


“My daughter and I both see Dr. Thomas regularly for OMT and it has made such a difference. I have struggled with neck and back pain for years that causes numbness and tingling down my arms to my fingertips and across my face. Since seeing Dr. Thomas, my pain, numbness, and tingling have significantly decreased. My daughter is Autistic and has Cerebral Palsy. She started grinding her teeth a few months ago and we noticed that it was happening more and more. We also started seeing odd sideways jaw movements. We decided to take her to see Dr. Thomas who found that her jaw was misaligned. After OMT, the teeth grinding, and odd jaw movements stopped for weeks. We’re incredibly happy with the progress that we have both made with OMT!”

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Dr. Thomas and the healing approach of OMT.

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