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Top 5 Surprising Reasons Kids See A Pediatric Osteopath

Do you live in Ottawa? Are you curious about the reasons why kids see a Pediatric Osteopath?

If so, you are in the right place.

Today, I will write about my top 5 surprising reasons kids see a Pediatric Osteopath.

Let’s start by looking at my #1 surprising reason kids a Pediatric Osteopath, Behavioral Issues.

Behavioural Issues

Behavioural Issues, including conditions such as ADD, ADHD and Hyperactivity.

Behavioural issues have various underlying causes, but the most common reason is poor gut health.

Poor gut health may be due to the following:

  • A poor diet, high in processed foods and sugars.
  • Food sensitivities such as gluten and dairy.
  • Poor Microbiota health due to bacterial imbalance and fungal and parasitic overgrowth.

Optimizing gut health is fundamental to helping behavioural issues.

As a Pediatric Osteopath, I can help identify and resolve poor gut health through dietary advice and supplementation.

Other underlying causes of behavioural problems may be past emotional and physical traumas and nutritional deficiencies.

Let’s look at my #2 surprising reason kids see a Pediatric Osteopath, Concussions.


Concussions or Head injuries can cause various long-term health issues if left untreated.

Such issues include headaches, behavioural issues, and concentration problems.

As a Pediatric Osteopath, I can identify unresolved effects of concussions on the nervous system.

Using acupressure, I can help the body process the unresolved effects of concussion.

Let’s look at my #3 surprising reason kids see a Pediatric Osteopath.

Digestive Issues

Common digestive issues I see in kids include constipation, diahrea and heartburn.

As highlighted above, causes of digestive symptoms in kids can be poor diet, food sensitivities, and bacterial, fungal and parasitic overgrowth.

Resolving gut issues is typically a combination of dietary changes and supplementation to rebalance the microbiota.

Constipation can sometimes be a more complicated issue to resolve.

Often constipation has a physical cause, which may require a referral to a Visceral Osteopath.

Let’s look at my #4 surprising reason kids see a Pediatric Osteopath, Musculoskeletal issues.

Musculoskeletal Issues

Common musculoskeletal issues in kids include neck, back, and knee pain.

Causes of musculoskeletal issues include the following:

  • Biomechanical issues such as gait problems.
  • Nutrional deficiencies
  • Food sensitivities include dairy and gluten.
  • Past physical trauma, including concussions, falls and fractures.

As a Pediatric Osteopath, I can identify and resolve the causes of musculoskeletal issues using.

Let’s look at my #5 surprising reason kids see a Pediatric Osteopath, Enviromental Allergies.

Environmental Allergies

Common environmental allergies include the following:

  • Snow Mould – Symptoms usually begin when the snow starts to melt.
  • Tree and Grass Pollen usually beginning April through to August.
  • Ragweed – usually from the end of July until the first frost.

As a Pediatric Osteopath, I can identify and treat environmental allergies using muscle testing and acupressure.

These are the top five issues I see in Kids, although there are many other issues I can help with.

Now It’s Time To Hear From You

Does your kid have any of the above issues?

What have you tried to help the problem?

Does your kid have an issue not included above?

Let me know what it is, and I will let you know if I can help.

Let me know in the comments below.

Do you need help?

If you live in Ottawa and want extra help, I suggest you book a free osteopathy discovery session to discuss whether my Pediatric Osteopathy approach can help.


The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please do not apply this information without first speaking with your doctor.

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