The Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Clinic (ONMM) team provides functional and biomechanical evaluation and management for patients in our community, including:

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).
  • Exercise prescription.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM).

In the ONMM Clinic, we embrace Cleveland Clinic’s mission of caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve. We are working to train more physicians in this underserved specialty and expand the availability of ONMM care.

We care for patients of all ages – newborns to geriatrics, including pregnant patients and patients with special needs. ONMM care, customized for each patient at each visit, is very helpful for patients with challenging diagnoses or special needs. Our clinic is designed to provide easy accessibility for patients with mobility challenges.

What to Expect

Your first visit will include a consultation and your provider will order any tests needed to help identify the right treatments for you. 
Treatment often includes Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), which includes gentle pressure with the hands and working with your body to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, and joints. Your ONMM specialist will work with you to become healthier and meet your functional goals. Balancing your bones and muscles to help you move well will help with fluid drainage and encourage your body to heal itself.  
OMT’s gentle hands-on techniques are based on five principles of osteopathic medicine:  

  1. The body is a unit. 
  2. Structure and function are interrelated.
  3. The body is made to heal itself. 
  4. The musculoskeletal system works with the other organ systems, and disturbances in it affect the rest of the body.
  5. Restoring normal relationships in structure will help restore normal function.

After OMT, you may be asked to avoid heavy exercise for a few days, drink extra water, use ice or heat, or do home exercises.  

Meet Our Physicians

What We Treat

What We Treat

Common conditions seen for evaluation and treatment at ONMM clinic:


  • Dizziness/Vertigo.
  • Headache.
  • Middle ear infections.
  • Sinusitis.
  • TMJ/mechanical jaw pain.


  • Cervical/neck strain.
  • Cervical spine arthritis or disc problems.
  • Neck pain radiating down the arms.
  • Stiff neck.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome.

Thoracic Spine/Ribs

  • Chest wall pain.
  • Intercostal neuritis/rib pain.
  • Rib strain.
  • Thoracic spine arthritis or disc problems.
  • Thoracic strain.

Low Back/Sacrum

  • Acute or chronic low back strain.
  • Back pain and sciatica in pregnancy.
  • Back spasm.
  • Lumbar arthritis or disc problems.
  • Lumbar stenosis.
  • Sciatica.
  • Scoliosis related pain and dysfunction.


  • Abdominal/pelvic pain, including pain from scars/adhesions.
  • Bladder/uterine/rectal prolapse.
  • Constipation.
  • Painful Menstrual Cycles.
  • Pelvic floor pain or dysfunction.

Upper Extremities

  • AC (acromioclavicular) shoulder joint dislocation.
  • Carpal tunnel and ulnar tunnel.
  • DeQuervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis.
  • Elbow strains.
  • Hand, wrist, and shoulder arthritis.
  • Rotator cuff strain, impingement, tear.
  • Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.

Lower Extremities

  • Foot pain from bunions.
  • Hip and greater trochanteric bursitis.
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot arthritis.
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot strains.
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome.
  • Morton’s neuroma.
  • Plantar fasciitis.


  • Anxiety.
  • Compression fractures.
  • Core abdominal muscle imbalance.
  • Decreasing edema from heart failure.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Lower crossed syndrome.
  • Lymphedema.
  • Mechanical causes worsening high blood pressure.
  • Painful/Adherent scars.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica.
  • Post-COVID OMT.
  • Radiculopathy/nerve entrapments.
  • Reflux.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Short leg.
  • Stiff ribs worsening Asthma/COPD or after pneumonia.
  • Symptoms due to posture.
  • Upper crossed syndrome.
  • Whole body whiplash management.

Prenatal and Postpartum ONMM

Drug-free treatments for:

  • Back pain of pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding-related symptoms.
  • Hypermobility.
  • Nausea.
  • Postpartum pelvic pain.
  • Preparing the body for birth.
  • Restoring function after birth, including bladder problems.
  • Round ligament pain.


  • Asthma.
  • Blocked tear ducts.
  • Congenital torticollis.
  • Constipation.
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction.
  • Fussiness / excessive crying.
  • Newborn feeding problems.
  • Plagiocephaly.
  • Recurrent ear infections.
  • Reflux.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Sports injuries.
Appointments & Location

Appointments & Location

Patients may schedule appointments with our ONMM-certified faculty physicians or with our resident physicians who see patients under faculty supervision.

For an appointment, call 216.491.7888. Our clinic is open on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Virtual visits may be scheduled after prior agreement with your ONMM physician.


  • Before your appointment, take your medicine as usual.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothes to your visit.


The ONMM Clinic is located in the South Building (Building A) on the South Pointe Hospital campus. For easy access, use Entrance 2 to enter the campus from Warrensville Center Road.

Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine Clinic
4180 Warrensville Center Road
South Building (Building A), 5th Floor
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
(Use Drive/Entrance 2 off Warrensville Center Road.)

Insurance coverage

Office visits with ONMM specialists and OMT procedures are often covered by insurance plans.  Coverage varies by plan and is less common for acupuncture or frequency-specific microcurrent.  

NOTE: We are unable to be the provider of record for Worker’s Compensation cases at this time.