What is Osteopathic Manipulation or OMT?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is a hands-on treatment where Osteopathic Physicians, or DO’s, use their hands to examine all parts of the body such as the back, neck, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, for pain and restriction during motion that could signal an injury or impaired function.

As an osteopath, an osteopathic physiatrist, and a certified massage therapist, Dr. Whitaker has a unique background in both complimentary medicine and traditional treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Whenever possible his philosophy is to work from less invasive options to more invasive options. He loves serving the Boise Idaho area and having the ability to perform osteopathic manipulative medicine treatments for a wide variety of conditions.

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Dr James Whitaker’s Qualifications

Dr. Whitaker treats newborn babies to seniors. Click HERE to learn more about Dr Whitaker. He received his training from the founding osteopathic medical school (A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine). During medical school, he completed an osteopathic manipulative fellowship teaching 1st and 2nd year medical students. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at University of Missouri, Columbia. He has had extra training and experience with manipulation for myofascial pain, joint pain, pregnancy related pain, and headaches. Dr. Whitaker has also been trained to use manipulation for spine pain and extremity problems.

Performing manipulation in conjunction with an individualized home exercise program, medications, or injection therapy, can be a powerful combination. Dr. Whitaker can also assess your posture and bio-mechanics in order to develop a program that will help you get the results that you are seeking. Osteopathic manipulation provides relief from the aches and pains that many people experience and can help to avoid or reduce medications.

Contact Idaho Joint and Spine today to schedule an appointment or to inquire more about OMT!