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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments

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Dr. Constant-Peter, founding physician at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park, is a DO, which means a doctor of osteopathy, or an osteopathic physician. Osteopaths are about touch and “feeling” a patient’s pain or illness.

Osteopathic physicians hold to the principle that a patient's history of illness and physical trauma are written into the body's structure. The osteopathic physician's highly developed sense of touch allows the physician to feel (palpate) the patient's "living anatomy" (the flow of fluids, motion and texture of tissues, and structural makeup).

As such, osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. Dr. Constant-Peter uses her hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury for her patients of Avalon Park, Florida. She moves her patient’s muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. This technique can help treat many chronic illnesses, as well as injury for people of any age. The healing, pain relieving and increase in mobility benefits are amazing, especially for patients for suffer from the following:

  • Asthma
  • Sinus disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual pain

If you’d like to learn more about the specific benefits the various kinds of osteopathic manipulative treatments Dr. Constant-Peter can perform, contact Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park.