Many patients seen at Broward Spine Institute have been seen previously in other practices and have not reached satisfaction with prior treatments. OMT provides the basis for improvement, giving the patient better body balance.
Sometimes, the OMT does not adequately solve the problem, and the practitioner needs to look beyond this form of treatment.
Second level treatment following OMT involves evaluating the patient for a possible anatomic leg length inequality. This is often diagnosed in patients who present with scoliosis, or after hip fracture surgery. The diagnosis is obtained with special x ray techniques, and the patient is prescribed a shoe lift which then allows for greater symptom relief as well as maintenance of good alignment after manipulation.