Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Osteopathy uses hand-on techniques to manipulate muscle tissue and bones to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. 

As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Dr. Barrett is a fully licensed physician with a whole-person approach to treatment and care. With special training in the musculoskeletal system, she assesses your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones to help you get healthy and stay well. 

We offer Osteopathic evaluations and treatments for all of our patients, and friends and family members as well. These appointments (also called OMT) are billed to your insurance as an office visit with an OMT service. To determine exactly how much of the visit will be covered by your insurance, contact your insurance provider. Further questions can be addressed to our front desk.



Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is often used to relieve pain, including:

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Low back pain

  • Shoulder problems

  • Neck pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Menstrual pain 

  • Pregnancy discomfort and pain 

  • Recovery from injury

  • Pain related to repetitive stress and strain

  • Recovery from surgery or car accidents

  • Skeletomuscular pain or imbalance



The practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) includes 40 techniques, including:

  • Soft tissue work

  • Muscle energy

  • Myofascial release

  • Osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine  

Learn more about the DO difference here,​​​​​ and compare their extensive training requirements to those required for other types of clinicians here

As a DO, Dr. Barrett:

  • Looks beyond symptoms of illness and disease to examine the whole patient.

  • Partners with patients to help prevent illness and injury.

  • Uses her hands to diagnose illness and injury and increase your body’s natural tendency toward self-healing.

If you are having physical pain, Dr. Barrett is certified in both osteopathic and chiropractic care. She sees both men and women for musculoskeletal issues including migraine headaches. Our team members at THE WOMEN'S CENTER can help navigate your insurance coverage.