Dr. Acosta specializes in family medicine, allergy, sports medicine and alternative medicine with a special interest in all types of headaches. Dr. Acosta utilizes osteopathic manipulative treatment in his practice.
D.Os Bring something extra to medicine:
practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just
treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an
- Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.
receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system- your body's interconnected
system of nerves, muscles and bones.
Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is incorporated in the training and practice of
osteopathic physicians. With OMT, Osteopathic physicians use their hands to
diagnose injury and illness, and to encourage your body's natural tendency
towards good health. By combining medical procedures with OMT,
D.O.s offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine
What is OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative) ?
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is hands on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician (D.O) will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
Who Can Benefit From OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds.
OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. OMT can also help patients with a number of other health problems, among them:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sinus disorder
What is D.O.?
The Physicians who practice OMT are called Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine(D.O.s). in Many ways, D.O.s resemble medical Doctors(M.D.s). Both D.O.s and M.D.s are fully licensed physicians. They provide a full range of services, from processing medication to performing surgery.
But D.O.s offer something special - their unique approach to patient care. They:
- Teach patient how to prevent illness and injury by
maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Look at the whole person to reach a diagnosis. They don't
just focus on symptoms.
- Help the body to heal itself
- Believe that all parts of the body work together and
influence one another. They get special training in nerves, muscles, and bones
- Are trained to perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
They provide the best care that medicine has to offer.