What is an Osteopractor?

Written on 02/18/2019
Corey Nall

Osteopractic Physical Therapy

What is an Ostepractor?

An Osteopractor is a Physical Therapist or Medical Doctor who has completed an advanced post-graduate training program in the use of high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation and dry needling for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. 

As healthcare evolves, Manual Therapy is becoming increasingly important as it (1) provides results in a shorter time than traditional methods, and (2) it does so in a more personal, one-on-one manner. A Physical Therapist may find him or herself readily compared to massage therapists, chiropractors, or even craniosacral therapists, as patients are searching for just the right person to get them pain free. While all of these healthcare professionals certainly have a role in patient treatment, Physical Therapists are the most qualified to enhance overall lifestyle through injury rehabilitation, strength training and functional movements than other providers.

Hands-on treatment of soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and dry needling therapy, among others, are rising to prominence in the field. With this, the newest form of Physical Therapy is that of an Osteopractor, and our very own Scott Kelley, PT holds a diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy. The word 'Osteopractor' translates to 'bone practitioner' and they are therapists trained in diagnosing and treating neuro-muscluo-skeletal disorders. This diploma is given to a Doctor or Physical Therapist who has completed an intense course of study that includes Certificates in Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling, as well as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and Extremity Manipulative Therapy. These techniques are proven to heal tissue, reduce joint impairment, and lessen pain.

An Osteopractor is a highly skilled, hands-on manual therapist who graduated through the Spinal Manipulation Institute / American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Scott is one of the slect and minimal group in the world to earn this title. 

What is Osteopractic Physical Therapy?

With Osteopractic Care, we treat pain and neuromuscular conditions with a truly hands-on (manual therapy) focused approach that positively impacts the nervous, vascular, muscular and skeletal systems. All of these systems interact to maintain the equilibrium of your body. If one of those systems is not working properly, it affects the others and ultimately leads to pain and limited function. Osteopractic Physical Therapists skillfully combine scientifically proven manual therapy techniques such as Spinal and Extremity Manipulation, Dry Needling, and exercise into your treatment. By combining these techniques, we address the root cause of the pain/problem and more efficiently and effectively restore your body's equilibrium. This approach is ultimately eliminates your pain faster and for longer periods. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with joint or muscle pain, and you're searching for a solution, look no further than Agilus Health.

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