Whole-Body Sports Medicine in Fort Lauderdale
Are you looking for a sports injury doctor in the Fort Lauderdale area who treats the whole patient rather than just the symptoms being experienced? Come to the Institute For Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Fort Lauderdale. We are an outpatient center specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
Quality Services from Our Sports Medicine Doctor
Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, given the right tools to do so. In fact, all the aspects of your life, from physical to spiritual, affect each other in an intricate way. Our patient-centered approach to health care takes into account those multiple aspects, and you become a prominent partner in your treatment.
The healing touch of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) coupled with our certified staff that specializes in sports medicine can help your body become balanced in structure and function. This positively impacts your emotional, mental, and spiritual selves (and vice versa).
Our sports medicine doctor and skilled team have helped hundreds of patients with the following:
- Lower-back disorders
- Head, neck, and TMJ problems
- Upper- and lower-extremity disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Auto accident injuries
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Treats You, Not Your Symptoms
The main difference between OMM and traditional (allopathic) medicine is that doctors of osteopathy (DOs) examine all areas of your life. This helps to understand the underlying cause of your pain and determine which treatments are most effective in your individual situation. Traditional medicine tends to focus solely on treating the symptoms.
Mental and emotional stresses, for instance, can be factors in physical pain, and physical pain usually increases your mental or emotional stress. By discussing ways to avoid stress and change negative habits while working to improve your physical well-being through OMT, together we can create a customized treatment plan that works for you as a unique individual.
The OMM Philosophy
Getting a clear picture of your overall physical and mental history is important because we are in the unique position to work with you as a partner in creating a treatment plan. OMM healing touch also serves as a diagnostic tool, and OMT palpation and manipulation gently assists your body in returning to optimal balance, which allows your body to begin healing very rapidly.
Although OMM can be used in conjunction with surgery and medications, we often watch as our patients are able to reduce or eliminate medications or the need for surgery, because their bodies no longer require them. We hope to become a positive partner with you in improving your life on many levels.