Osteopathic Manipulation Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapy Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Specialists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Dr. Trakhtenberg is skilled in osteopathic manipulation techniques (OMT) aimed at improving flexibility, strength and range of motion in patients from Midtown Manhattan and throughout New York City.


Midtown East Physical Therapy

What is osteopathic manipulation?

Osteopathic manipulation is a tactile approach to medicine that uses the hands to help diagnose and treat a wide array of medical issues. Also called osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, the technique involves the therapist's use of their hands to help determine the cause of pain and other symptoms through gentle resistance, stretching and other movements that help pinpoint the source. During treatment, muscles, joints, ligaments and other tissues are gently palpated to look for abnormal signs and symptoms that can help guide treatment. OMT can also be used to relieve pressures and restore balance in joints and other areas of your body to help relieve pain and improve range of motion.

What is involved in osteopathic manipulation?

Your treatment will begin with a review of your symptoms as well as a discussion of your recent activities that could have resulted in tissue injury. During the visit, your joints, ligaments, tendons and other musculoskeletal structures will be evaluated using gentle stretching and resistance techniques designed to “zero in” on the causes of pain and other symptoms. In addition to helping diagnose issues within the musculoskeletal system, your visit may also evaluate your nerves, circulation and lymphatic system, all of which can play major roles in a wide array of conditions. Once the cause of your symptoms has been identified, OMT techniques may be used to relieve symptoms or different types of follow-up care may be recommended.

What sorts of conditions can OMT be used to treat?

Osteopathic manipulation has broad applications in many diseases and medical conditions, including diagnosis and treatment of:

  • knee pain

  • shoulder pain

  • low back pain, including sciatica

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • migraines and other chronic headaches

  • neck pain

  • chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • fibromyalgia

Some patients have found OMT can even help with menstrual cramps and sinus problems by helping to promote proper lymphatic drainage and reduce inflammation.


Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept major insurance providers. For more information, please call the office. 

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania