top of page
  • Writer's pictureLivewell MFR

3 Reasons Why Your Child Might Need Manual Osteopathy

Manual Osteopathy for Kids Ottawa

Not sure if your child needs to see a Manual Osteopath? Jennifer Spak DOMP shares 3 reasons why your child might need Manual Osteopathy. Still have questions? Contact us

Kids need to crawl

Hands and knees requires limbs from opposite sides to coordinate with each other. This diagonal movement is vital in the development of an important pathway in the brain that belly crawling does not impact — the corpus callosum. The corpus callosum is a band of nerve fibers between the two halves of the brain. Criss-cross crawling stimulates the corpus callosum to develop in a balanced way, facilitating the two halves of the brain to communicate.


A common condition where there is a rotation or sideband in the neck. Commonly caused while in utero, especially in babies that drop early. Less space to move around during development. Treated early and the body will correct quickly and normal development can continue. Left untreated and imbalances occur that can impact milestones down the road.

Balance Issue

Noticed that your new walker falls a lot? Making sure their pelvis is correctly aligned can impact their centre of gravity. Having a twist in the pelvis can cause a leg length discrepancy that can lead to difficulties with balance. Correcting the foundation can have a huge impact almost immediately.

Disclaimer - Everything shared is for informative purposes only. It is not intended for assessment, diagnosis or treatment purposes. If you feel there needs to be further investigation, please seek out a qualified health care professional for a proper assessment.


bottom of page