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Bodywork is a gentle manipulation of the body which releases muscle tension and helps with musculoskeletal problems. There are many specialties of bodywork, including Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM), which can help treat virtually any body tissue.


OMM can help restore proper function to almost any affected body tissue. It is a gentle, hands-on technique that can help newborns, babies, children, and teens. OMM can help babies or children with head or neck concerns, feeding issues, sleeping issues, constipation, frequent ear infections, and more. Older children with sports injuries, headaches, migraines, growing pains, and more may also benefit greatly from OMM.

Appointments are usually 20-30 minutes long. Some issues may take 2-3 sessions to be resolved, while other more involved issues may take longer to resolve. Insurance may cover these sessions, but there is also a cash pay option. Referrals are usually not necessary. 

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Osteopathic Manual Medicince is offered by Lydia Powers, DO, CLC


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