There are more than 40 OMT techniques, and they can involve the patient sitting, standing, or lying down. The treatments will include various muscle groups, bones, and tendons being manipulated and moved in certain ways to promote proper form, blood circulation, and nervous system alignment.
Some confuse OMT for chiropractic care. OMT accomplishes different goals, approaching healing with gentle movement of joints, muscles, and tendons via stretching, resistance, and gentle pressure. On the other hand, chiropractic care uses force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints and regions to accomplish its treatment goals.