Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy O.M.T.
Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is the specialized knowledge of physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal problems, based on clinical reasoning, using specific and specialized approaches, which include special manipulations and therapeutic exercises. Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy occurs and is documented through the available scientific and clinical evidence and the bio-psychosocial model of each individual.
What makes manual therapy unique is that it gives the ability to the specialized Physiotherapist to combine the latest scientific developments with the correct clinical reasoning. In this way the treatment aims at the cause of the problem and not at the symptom.
(Maitland’s vertebral manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders)