Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Can complement and even replace drugs or surgery by manipulating muscles and joints through stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) to restore motion to all parts of the body and help regain healthy function. Through the manipulation of joints, muscles, and spine, our D.O.s can affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.

Our Born Clinic D.O.s use stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance in specific regions on the body to help:
  • Treat structural and tissue abnormalities
  • Relieve joint restriction and misalignment
  • Restore muscle and tissue balance
  • Improve blood flow

In our clinical experience, OMT is successful at increasing overall mobility and can complement–and even replace–drugs or surgery. Most commonly used to treat pain in the lower back, neck, shoulder, and knees, OMT can also help patients with other health complications, including:

  • Asthma
  • Sinus disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

What our patients have to say

“I am so thankful for the Born Clinic! The team has been so friendly and are good at what they do. Acupuncture made a huge difference for me, as well as food intolerance testing. Amazing office, especially if you feel like you need more help than traditional medicine has been able to provide you.”

– Allie

“My health was deteriorating rapidly, too many details to cover in this small space. Got connected with Dr. Born by accident but it truly changed my life! Now, some 6 years later, at age 68, I am, literally, in the best shape of my life!!"

– Mark B.

“After 18 months of debilitating pain, swelling, and other symptoms; 6 doctors later, I found this place! After a diagnosis of Lyme, Dr. Pedke took the time and is amazing! ALL of the staff are caring, helpful, and professional. I am now feeling almost like myself again! Big shout out to the fantastic IV staff, I really feel cared for. Liza, Michelle, and Alaina….you ROCK!!”

– Kelly R.

Born Clinic

3700 52nd Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Monday – Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday