Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a form of medicine that involves the use of hands-on manipulation techniques (OMT) to address areas of dysfunction in a patient's body.  All osteopathic physicians receive some training in OMM, but not all osteopathic physicians treat their patients with OMT.  There are many different types of OMT that can be used depending on the physician and the patient.  Many people have found OMM to be helpful in relieving pain, improving physical performance, improving emotional wellbeing, and maintaining optimal health.

Dr. Bowers uses an eclectic, gentle form of manipulation incorporating many different types of manipulative techniques.  Some of the manipulation methods she utilizes the most are myofascial release, neurofascial release, neuro-ocular release, neuro-ocular release- accommodation method (Dr. Bowers developed technique method), fascial ligamentous release, facilitated positional release, balanced ligamentous tension, balanced membranous tension, ligamentous articular strain, balanced osseous tension, facilitated oscillatory release, somatoemotional integration (Dr. Bowers developed approach), dynamic strain vector release, myofascial cupping, muscle energy, counterstrain (both traditional and Dr. Bowers developed methods), cranial sacral, fascial distortion release (both osteopathic traditional methods of release & Dr. Bowers developed techniques), torque unwinding, developmental reflex integration, visceral manipulation, manual thermal evaluation, joint play, transverse loop (Dr. Bowers developed technique), and various physiologic response techniques. The type of manipulation used depends on the patient and the nature of the problem that needs to be addressed.