Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Specialist

Dr. Bridget Bellingar DO & Associates

Family Practice Physicians located in Seminole, FL

Medicine has made many advances in recent years, but in some cases, all a patient needs is a healing touch. Through osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), the experienced team at Dr. Bridget Bellingar DO & Associates, which includes board-certified family physician Bridget Bellingar, DO, can diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury with this hands-on therapy. To schedule an appointment so you can learn more about OMT, call the North Seminole, Florida, office or request an appointment online today.

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

What is osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT)?

OMT is a form of hands-on therapy provided by osteopathic doctors like Dr. Bellingar. During her medical training, Dr. Bellingar learned special techniques so she has a better understanding of the structure and function of all the muscles, nerves, and bones in your body and how they’re all interconnected. With this knowledge and experience, she has a better understanding of how a malfunction in one area of your body can affect other areas.

Dr. Bellingar and her team use OMT to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury. During therapy, your health care specialist gently moves your muscles and joints to ease pain, promote healing, and improve mobility. 

OMT may be used to complement your current treatment or reduce your need for certain types of medications. OMT may even prevent your need for surgical intervention.

Am I a good candidate for OMT?

The team at Dr. Bridget Bellingar DO & Associates determines if you would benefit from OMT during a consultation. The gentle, hands-on treatment is safe for people of all ages and medical needs. 

You may want to consider scheduling a consultation to learn how OMT can help you if you’re suffering from:

  • Muscle pain
  • Asthma
  • Sinus disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual pain
  • Arthritis
  • Knee or shoulder pain


OMT is gentle, and the team can adjust your therapy to meet your needs, making it a safe therapy option for almost anyone, including pregnant women, infants, and even those suffering from osteoporosis. 

What can I expect during OMT?

The team at Dr. Bridget Bellingar DO & Associates provides OMT in the comfort of their office. Because your needs are unique to you, no OMT is like another. Dr. Bellingar and her team may use over 40 different techniques to get the desired results and create personalized plans that meet your very specific needs.

Your treatment may include:

  • Stretching of muscles
  • Push-pull movements for muscle energy
  • Myofascial pain release
  • Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine

The goal of treatment is to restore muscle balance, improve joint alignment and movement, and treat any structural abnormalities. OMT also improves the flow of blood throughout your body, which benefits overall health.

For a hands-on approach to medicine, call Dr. Bridget Bellingar DO & Associates or click the online booking button. 

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