Osteopathic Manipulation

What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a form of treatment based on the concept that your body’s natural tendency is towards health. The structure of the human body influences its function. The goal of treatment is to improve the body’s structure thereby enabling the body to function at a higher level of health. By improving the body’s structure and thereby its function, OMM supports the body’s natural healing processes. This usually reduces the amount of pain experienced by the patient, increases the ability of the body to repair itself and increases one’s overall sense of well-being.

OMM is an approach to manual medicine that is guided by your body’s inherent healing mechanism. Through hands-on examination, Tom & Jill able to diagnose strain patterns within your body and use gentle movements to release some of these strains. The overall result is your body is better able to heal itself.

Drs. Jill & Tom Moorcroft and OMM
Jill & Tom have been immersed in the study of Osteopathic  Manipulative Medicine (OMM) since 2000.  They both completed a fellowship in OMM at the University of  New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  They have studied extensively with many  world-renowned Osteopathic physicians including physicians who specialize in the  treatment of newborns, infants and children.  They regularly attend advanced study OMM courses.  While trained in all forms of OMM, Tom & Jill specialize in Cranial Osteopathy which is a gentle manipulative approach that works with the body’s inherent self-healing mechanism to stimulate healing from the inside out.

Who can benefit from OMM?
Children: Newborns, infants, toddlers, children and adolescents
Adults: Women and Men, including the elderly and women during pregnancy

What conditions benefit from OMM?

Infants
* Colic
* Reflux/spitting up
* Constipation
* Nursing problems
* Failure to thrive
* Plagiocephaly

Children and Adolescents
* Recurrent ear infections
* Learning disabilities
* Behavior problems
* ADD, ADHD
* Autism
* Allergies
* Asthma
* Cerebral palsy
* Strabismus
* Delayed development
* Postural problems
* Scoliosis
* Clumsiness, balance problems
* Joint pain
* Muscle pain
* Headaches
* Apraxia, Dyspraxia

Adults
* Neurological Disorders
* Digestive Disorders
* Breathing problems
* Fatigue
* Vertigo
* TMJ
* Bruxism
* Scoliosis
* Tinnitus
* Lower Back Pain
* Sciatica
* Headaches
* Sports Injuries
* Joint Pain
* Traumatic Injury
* Neck Pain
* Dental Pain
* Groin Pain
* Varicose Veins
* Edema
* Comprehensive post-partum recovery